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Preschool & Kids

Grow, Develop, Learn, Thrive
Age appropriate activities taught by qualified instructors

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Teens & Adults

Gain Self-Confidence, Build Fitness and Get Stronger
Learn to defend yourself while staying in shape

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Krav Maga

Serious Self-Defense and Personal Protection
Learn to defend yourself, sharpen your focus and stay in shape

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Welcome to Changing Lives Martial Arts

We appreciate the opportunity to serve you and your family. Changing Lives Martial Arts has four locations in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia Beach and Chesapeake. We offer, pre-school karate kid classes, elementary aged karate kid programs, family martial art classes, Kickboxing classes and Krav Maga classes and certification. Our academy has several unique offers to Get You Started! Please complete any form on our site and our staff will get in touch with you with more information on how we can Get You Started.

Thank you for visiting the CLMA website and we hope to see you soon!

3 Convenient Changing Lives Martial Arts Locations To Serve You

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Across From TCC
3809 Princess Anne Road Suite 115
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23456

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Next to Office Max
2277 Upton Drive Suite 704
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23454

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In the Farm Fresh Center
1400 Kempsville Suite 102
Chesapeake, Virginia 23320

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Great for Self-Confidence

The leadership/instructor camp with Master Thomas was an awesome experience and great opportunity to learn from one of the best. I would most definitely recommend it to others passionate for taekwondo. I enjoyed getting to Continue Reading

Helene J.

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Knowledgeable and Professional Instructors

During my ten years as a martial artist, instructor, and school owner, I have yet to meet a group of martial arts instructors as knowledgeable and professional as the Changing Lives ATA Martial Arts staff. Continue Reading

Craig W.

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An Uplifting and Most Memorable Experience

We have been associated with ATA since 2004, it has been an uplifting and most memorable experience to say the least. It has taught my son respect, self-esteem, discipline and perseverance. ATA has provided an Continue Reading

Frank T.

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Impressed with the Instructors

I was very impressed with the Instructors at Changing Lives Martial Arts ability to reach the kids and keep them wanting to come back. My son loves the active pace and the dojo. Although he Continue Reading

Tim E.


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Martial Arts Master Tracy Lee Thomas

About Martial Arts Master Tracy Lee Thomas

Changing Lives Martial Arts of Virginia Beach and Chesapeake founder Master Tracy Lee Thomas opened the first Changing Lives School of Martial Arts in Virginia Beach, Virginia in 1991 after serving in the military.
As an 8th Degree Black Belt Chief Master Thomas operates four locations in Hampton Roads. Working hard to Change Lives and bring awareness to members within our community with four programs. Preschool kids karate, karate for kids, martial arts for teens and adults and Krav Maga.
As a City Wide “Partners In Education” within the public school system, working with local private schools and with daycares the Virginia Beach Martial Arts and Chesapeake Martial Arts programs has become the largest group of schools in the area.

Visit kravmagavirginiabeach.com for detailed information on our Krav Maga Program.

Instructors @ Changing Lives Martial Arts

The Changing Lives Martial Arts Instructors are a few of the best instructors in the nation. Certified, well trained, and active practitioners… all are hand selected by our Master Instructor which makes for a great mentor, coach and instructor for our karate kids class, adult martial arts and Krav Maga. CLMA Instructors focus on the training needs of each student, as an individual. Schedule a time to meet a CLMA Instructor.

Changing Lives Martial Arts School

Our school is unique and offers the perfect blend between traditional and modern martial arts. The CLMA training curriculum focus’ on three specific age groups; 1. Pre-school Karate Kids, 2. Karate Kids, and 3. Teens & Adults. Changing Lives Martial Arts offers a variety of specific programs for each age group.
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A Variety of Affordable Martial Arts Classes Serving Our Community:

• Preschool martial arts program (called ATA Tiny Tigers)
• Martial arts for kids (called the ATA Karate for Kids)
• Martial arts for children (Karate for Kids program)
• Martial arts summer camps
• Self defense for karate kids
• Karate kids bullying courses
• Karate birthday party
• Martial arts for Teens
• Martial arts for Adults
• Krav Maga fitness
• Krav Maga defense systems

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How Karate Helps In Increasing Self Confidence In Any Child

The roots of Karate date back to ancient Japan, possibly as early as the 14th Century by some accounts. Today, this martial art (karate) is popular all over the world and has many adherents and new trainees joining up all the time. It is especially popular among adolescents and children. With training split into various […]

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May 13, 2017 Workshops at Changing Lives Martial Arts

MAY 13TH WORKSHOPS MMA Who: KM, Teens, & Adults Time:  9:00AM-11:00AM Cost: $50 Required Gear:  Head Gear, Boxing Gloves, Shin Pads, Fingerless Gloves, Rash Guard, Elbow Pads, Knee Pads K4K Ground Fighting Who: All K4K Time:  11:15AM-1:15PM Cost: $50 Required Gear:  Padded Compression Shirt, CLMA Pants LOCATION: Greenbrier Academy 1400 Kempsville Rd Suite 102 Chesapeake, […]

Bringing A Success Mindset

A large factor of success lies in bringing the right attitude and mindset to your endeavors. By staying focused and positive you can achieve your aims more quickly. Martial Arts can provide the keys to maintaining a success-oriented mindset can help put you on the path to leading a more successful fulfilling life. A lack […]