We have been around the longest iin the area, almost thrity years. Our intstructors are very motivating and passionate.
About Great Neck Martial Arts Academy
A Rich Local History:
Great Neck Martial Arts Academy traces its roots to the Wind and Sea Enlisted Recreation Center at the Norfolk Naval Base, where John Schwaebler taught martial arts for free from 1987 to 1991. Deciding to mix passion with business, Schwaebler founded Wind and Sea Taekwondo to serve the greater Virginia Beach community. The academy became such a success that it moved to the Great Neck area shortly thereafter. The academy would continue to thrive and eventually become Great Neck Martial Arts Academy.
In 2002, Schwaebler passed the mantle of Chief Instructor to Todd Megenity, and the school underwent a series of upgrades and program changes to better suit our clientele. In 2015, Chief Instructor Kyle Cameron Burns assumed ownership of the academy and maintains the rigorous martial arts program started 30 years ago.
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I enjoy my profession because I love spreading my knowledge and wisdom that I have gained throughout my many years of Martial Arts.
Mr Burns is very knowledgeable and great with kids
Mr. Burns is incredible with kids! I have never felt so confident in one of my son's teachers, and the amazing lessons Mr. Burns has taught him already have made such a difference in his behavior and school performance/determination. I would recommend Mr. Burns to absolutely everyone!
Mr. Burns has been an excellent role model and instructor of Taekwondo for our 7 year old son. Our son has grown by leaps and bounds in maturity, discipline, confidence, and ability to perform under pressure over the past couple of years, due in large part to Mr Burns professionalism, consistency, method of instruction, flexibility, expertise, and ability reach all of his students. I don't have the words to adequately express our gratitude to him and highly recommend this program over any and all competitors in the area. I guarantee, this is by far the best Martial Arts program for your child in the Hampton Roads area.
Kyle did an excellent job on help me achieve my 1st degree. I look forward to him helping me earn my 2nd degree black belt.
I was trained under my chief instructor from the age of 5-23yrs old. Martial Arts is my life, and my lifestyle