Martial Arts Classes at Changing Lives Martial Arts
Hampton Roads, VA
(With Locations in Virginia Beach and Chesapeake)
2 Weeks FREE!
FREE Uniform upon enrollment
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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.
Self-discipline and impulse control are two of the biggest advantages of martial arts training.
Kids who practice martial arts have a much higher attention span and self-discipline.
Improve your focus and concentration with the new found energy you will have.
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Karate For Kids
Check out the Special Offer for our karate for kids classes in Hampton Roads, VA (With Locations in Virginia Beach and Chesapeake). Karate enhances: Respect, Courtesy, Self-Control, etc. which leads to new life skills, better grades, reduced ADD/ADHD issues, less Bullying, self-defense, and better at home behavior.Get Started
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!Get Started
Martial Arts For Adults
Our Martial Arts classes for adults are top notch. Our instructors are actively involved with each student and the benefits that our program has on and off the mat. From safely taught self defense skills to physical fitness, our adult program delivers real world results for this ever-changing world. Our community members in Hampton Roads love the classes and what we have to offer for our students and their families.Get Started
We Are Proud To Announce… Our National Go2Karate® Recognition Award
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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!
My son started Tae Kwon Do about 2 years ago when he was 7. He mentioned several times Tae Kwon Do was something he was interested in and wanted to take lessons. Either my husband or I knew anything about the sport or were to begin looking for a location to train. I was speaking to one of Hunter’s classmate’s mother who recommended we try Changing Lives on Princess Anne. We started off by trying classes with a Groupon to determine if it was something my son would stick with. Since then we have had nothing but a positive experience. Mr. Gunsel, Ms. Morin and the other instructors have taken the time to get to know each child individually and always maintain a positive atmosphere during classes. My son has good days at class and sometimes bad days. But the instructors are always helpful preventing him from getting discouraged. After about a year my son joined the Demo Team which has provided an opportunity for him to perform in front of an audience. This has boosted his self-esteem and confidence. We have also been interested in taking what he has learned and competing in tournaments. To say Mr. Gunsel has been supportive is an understatement. He has been invaluable by providing my son with ‘private lessons’ during which he worked with him on his areas of weakness. He also ensured that during regular classes he concentrated on those same areas. He doesn’t just do this for my son he does this for all the students. My son is just about to take his test for his black belt and I am so proud of how much he has grown and developed over the last few years. I am also content with our decision to take him to Changing Lives in Princess Anne.
My daughter started at Changing Lives Martial Arts in 2010. I remember being so impressed with the way she opened up, how her self-esteem and confidence just soared. The following year, around Mother’s Day, her instructor invited me to take class. I was a little hesitant at first, I’d just passed a milestone birthday (50!) and I can truly say that I had become a couch potato by that time and wasn’t sure I wanted put myself out there. Was I too old to do something new? Too out of shape? However, I tried the first class and found home – I loved it! The challenge on the physical side was really a smaller part of the overall equation for me. Was I out of shape – absolutely! And my own self-esteem and confidence had been low. Working with Chief Master Thomas and his staff, I progressed, growing in not only the physical aspects, but also the mental / emotional. As the instructors taught me new material, I always knew I had the support and guidance to master the material. My self-esteem and confidence grew exponentially to the point where it made a difference not only in my Martial Arts life, but also in my career. Now, six years later, I look back and see how my life has been changed through what Chief Master Thomas and his instructors do every day. I highly recommend the Adult TaeKwonDo program at Changing Lives Martial Arts to any one – You’re never too old or out of shape to make a change
Meet The Team
With a passion for helping community members stay safe while teaching the “art” of martial arts, our Master Instructor believes that each student can obtain their goals and objectives in life. While teaching techniques that save lives with life skills that work both on and off the mat, our students get the best instruction possible in