Changing Lives Martial Arts

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Preschool & Kids

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

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CLMA Teens and Adults Martial Arts Classes 1 Changing Lives Martial Arts

Teens & Adults

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

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CLMA Program Krav Maga Changing Lives Martial Arts

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!

4 Convenient Changing Lives Martial Arts Locations To Serve You

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

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Red Mill Walk Shopping Center
Next to Office Max
2277 Upton Drive Suite 704
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23454

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Greenbrier Orchard Square Shops
In the Farm Fresh Center
1400 Kempsville Suite 102
Chesapeake, Virginia 23320

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Edinburgh Commons Shops
In the Target Shopping Center
236 Carmichael Way Suite 303
Chesapeake, Virginia 23322

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Taekwondo training has been rewarding

Songham Taekwondo training has been rewarding for Skyler and Makayla. ATA’s values of discipline and respect has an obvious impact in their childhood development. They display more respect to others and enjoy their accomplishments. We Continue Reading

Damien F.

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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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You never make the journey alone

ATA is a life changing experience. The quest to Black Belt is not easy, by any means, but it is fun. The students leave class tired – but smiling – every time, and they learn Continue Reading

Bill S.

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Thank you Changing Lives

Thank you Changing Lives ATA Martial Arts for coming out to St. John the Apostle Catholic School’s Annual Harvest Festival last weekend! The kids got a “kick” out of it that’s for sure!! Thank you Continue Reading

Amy J.


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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

Martial Arts: Exercise and Emotional Improvement

Exercise positively influences mental health. You might just be surprise how beneficial Martial Arts can be both mentally and physically, stress is relieved and memory improved. Sleeping gets better and overall mood levels are generally raised. Anyone who exercises gets to begin reaping these rewards without needing to completely reorient their life or become a […]

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Focusing on the Present not the Past or Future

Focusing on the Present to Achieve your Goals Many of us want to accomplish great things. However, often we fail to reach our goals. This happens not due to lack of trying, but rather due to us not working smartly. We often have the ultimate goal in mind, but we do not pay attention to […]

March 2017 Newsletter

Greetings CLMA Family! We have been hard at work here at CLMA making sure there are plenty of opportunities for training and also allowing time for some fun! Make sure you check out all of the events we have coming up and get registered to attend! Current Testing Cycle Life Skill: Self Esteem Next Testing […]

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Attention Span, Goals, and the Importance of Focus

Goals and the Importance of Focus A typical toddler can never focus on a sole task and that is because of their inherently less attention span. Children will do a dozen different things within a span of an hour. This quality is quite natural. A child finds the world around him or her extremely interesting- […]