My 7 year old son has been going here for about a year and it's amazing. He has so much fun learn karate and self defense. I've never been so proud the day he went to his first tournament and brought home 2 golds and 2 bronze metals at the age of 5. All the senseis are great and truly care about the students. It's not just a dojo it's a family. I can not express how wonderful this place it and how it bring people together.
47 Hidenwood Shopping CenterNewport News, VA 23606
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Highly recommend this for anyone looking into martial arts! The sensei is amazing with kids, very friendly, and teaches so much more than just how to punch and kick.
My husband moved to VA, fresh out of boot camp at 18 years old. They locked him into a contract for FOUR YEARS. When he tried to cancel, they denied him, saying that they were making improvements to their house and needed the money...making him pay a couple thousand dollars for services that he was no longer receiving! They had no mercy and no honor for someone young and serving their country. Terrible business and terrible ethics. Never do business here!
If you even think about training in a martial art, then get off the couch and from behind your computer and go to East Wind Academy and check it out. Don’t take my word on it or anyone else’s!!!! THIS IS ABOUT YOU!!!! The hour you spend talking to the owner, instructors and maybe participating in a free intro class will be the best hour of your week and maybe one of the most significant of your life. With that said here is my two cents……..East Wind Academy of Martial Arts is an outstanding place to train, study and learn Martial Arts. I have been training there for five years and can tell you the training never gets old, stale out of date. Hardly a week goes by that I don’t see a new technique, “relearn” one, or see something that just amazes me. It is certainly not your "McDojo" where you can get a black belt in a year. The core curriculum covers a variety of arts and progresses through a working knowledge and strong foundation as a junior belt to gaining a high degree of skill as a senior belt. One of the things I like best is I can tailor the classes to suit my interests. I focus more on the real world, combat proven, arts and techniques and, and less on the sport fighting; but that is just me. The sport and cage fighting guys and gals are awesome at what they do. The most important thing about the gym is the people that I train with and learn from. I have met most of my closest friends and associates at East Wind Academy. We are a tight group in the school environment and out. The owner and staff are extremely dedicated to the students. The training environment is second to none. We learn from the instructors and feed off each other. Like anything you get out of it what you put in it. As for the comment on the kids class that was made below……This person doesn’t have a clue as to what goes on in that class, especially after looking at a picture. I have watched shy and awkward children grow into strong, respectful and independent leaders; skilled at a variety martial arts. The instructor to child ratio in the kid’s class is usually less than four kids to one adult. The kids don’t teach the classes, but as their skills develop, they are encourage them to take a leadership role.Back to what I said at the beginning….. I’m there Monday through Thursday. Show up around 6pm and check it out. If you tell someone I sent you, they will find me in the school so we can train.