Changing Lives Martial Arts - Martial Arts & Fitness for All Ages!
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Locations in Virginia Beach and Chesapeake

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Why Changing Lives Martial Arts is Your Top Choice

At Changing Lives Martial Arts we have been training community members from kids to adults. 
Our students of all ages excel socially and in life at home, at school, and at work.

Achieve Empowerment Through Martial Arts Excellence

At Changing Lives Martial Arts, we are dedicated to unleashing the potential within every individual through martial arts excellence. Our meticulously designed programs, led by LainaLee Rambow, aim to instill discipline, boost confidence, and nurture resilience. Beyond self-defense techniques, we impart essential life skills that are invaluable in every aspect of life.

Tailored Programs for All Ages and Abilities

No matter your age, skill level, or physical condition, we offer tailored programs to suit your needs. From children to adults, and individuals with special needs, we embrace diversity and promote inclusivity. Our curriculum adapts to your unique abilities and goals, ensuring a fulfilling journey for all.

A Supportive, Safe, and Inclusive Community

We are committed to creating a supportive, safe, and inclusive community where every student can thrive. Our specialized programs cater to children, teenagers, adults, and individuals with special needs. Our goal is to instill discipline, self-confidence, focus, and a strong sense of self in all our students, regardless of age or ability.

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Authored By; Founder Tracy Lee Thomas
Book Title: “Why Martial Arts Can Positively Change Lives”


Karate For Kids

Unlock the Special Offer for our karate for kids' classes in Virginia Beach and Chesapeake. Karate fosters qualities like Respect, Courtesy, and Self-Control, leading to the development of crucial life skills. These skills translate into improved grades in school, a positive social environment, reduced ADD/ADHD issues, less bullying, enhanced self-defense capabilities, and better behavior at home. At Changing Lives Martial Arts, our mission is to help kids and their families within the community. Our kids' martial arts program goes beyond mere physical techniques.

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Krav Maga

Krav Maga classes offer real-world self-defense with a killer workout. Learn a simple, effective self-defense system that emphasizes instinctive movements, practical techniques and realistic training scenarios. You won’t regret it!

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Martial Arts For Adults

Experience the excellence of our Martial Arts classes for adults in Virginia Beach and Chesapeake. At Changing Lives Martial Arts, our instructors are actively involved with each student, emphasizing the benefits that our program has, both on and off the mat. From practical self-defense skills to physical fitness, our adult program delivers tangible outcomes in today's ever-evolving world. Our community members in Virginia Beach and Chesapeake appreciate our classes and the positive impact they have on our students and their families.

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Changing Lives Martial Arts WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE!

Go2 Karate Interview with Changing Lives Martial Arts

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Go2 Karate BEST Business Award

The Go2 Karate BEST Business Award is bestowed upon visionary martial arts entrepreneurs who have passionately committed themselves to spreading the knowledge of martial arts on a higher level. Changing Lives Martial Arts has committed to educating their entire community as can be seen here on this martial arts website.

Go2 Karate recognizes that Changing Lives Martial Arts is prioritizing the well-being of their community members, and establishing a robust, and lasting presence while changing lives on today’s modern world.

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See What Our Community Members Say About Our Programs

I started in the Krav Maga program and loved it so much I signed up for the Taekwondo as well. Instructors are 1st class and create a great atmosphere! Each student gets one on one focus to make sure they are progressing towards their next belt test. The classes are fun and energetic while still teaching discipline. I highly recommend Taekwondo with this organization!

I am extremely happy at Greenbrier Changing Lives Martial Arts. My 4-year old son wanted to learn martial arts. I decided to sign both him and his older brother up for classes. My younger son is now 5 and has matured tremendously in the past 10 months. The money is well worth it seeing how well he is learning. My older son is 8-years old and is really starting to build up core muscle strength. The instructors make their classes fun and the kids seem to enjoy their lessons. I signed both up for the legacy program which allows them to take as many classes as they choose. They work hard to improve their skills and hope to be able to teach one day. I wouldn't change programs just to save money.

Our son began his Tae Kwon Do training at the age of 5. Football was my first choice...wife said, "no!" Chief Master Thomas's instructors at the time, which included Mr. C. Gunsel, did not coddle him or baby him. Instead, the black belts immediately built in our son a strong foundation comprising of self-discipline, respect, and confidence through positive reinforcement. Once he stepped onto the mat; he never looked back. Five years later, he is a 2nd degree black belt and a junior instructor. This achievement required dedication and sacrifice from a young kid; such as skipping the Ipod/TV after school, instead study and finish the homework in order to make it to Tae Kwon Do class on time. It also required active participation, dedication, and financial sacrifice from the parents/guardians. I'm an old school martial arts student and I thought that my son was too young to teach others; that he received his black belt too fast and too early. Each day that I get the chance, to watch our son assist the newer students; to watch him practice the art; and to have him compete in tournaments.....he proves me wrong in ever thinking he wasn't ready. ATA Changing Lives Martial Arts can provide martial artists the ability to obtain an effective skill set that transcends outside the dojang.

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FREE Uniform upon enrollment

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Meet The Team

Welcome to Changing Lives Martial Arts, a place where dreams take shape, challenges are conquered, and personal growth knows no bounds. Since our founding, it has been our greatest honor to lead this exceptional community on a journey of empowerment and self-discovery through quality martial arts classes and leadership training. We are standing by to show you our martial arts facility and instructors here at Changing Lives Martial Arts, as well as what we have to offer you and your family.


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Unlock the Benefits of Martial Arts Training at Changing Lives Martial Arts

At Changing Lives Martial Arts, we believe that Martial Arts is more than just physical exercise; it's a path to personal growth and empowerment. Our team of dedicated and professional Martial Arts Instructors is committed to serving our community by providing top-notch training for everyone, from karate kids to adults seeking self-defense skills. We understand that each student has unique goals and reasons for enrolling in our programs, and we are here to cater to your individual needs.

Flexible Class Times

Increased Fitness Levels

Safe Self Defense

Concentration and Focus

Confidence & Self Esteem

Enhanced Self Discipline

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Personalized Experience

We recognize that every student is different, and we tailor our classes to meet your specific objectives, whether it's fitness, self-confidence, discipline, or self-defense.


We are deeply rooted in the Virginia Beach and Chesapeake community and are proud to be your local Martial Arts school. When you choose us, you become a part of our extended family.

Special Website Offer

If you're in or around Virginia Beach and Chesapeake, take advantage of our exclusive website special offer. Contact us today by phone or fill out the form on this site to get started. Our program directors and experienced Martial Arts instructors will promptly get in touch with you to schedule your first lesson and provide a tour of our state-of-the-art academy.

Join Us Today And Discover The Incredible Potential Within YOU!