About Us

Tracy Lee Thomas

Welcome our CLMA website and we appreciate the opportunity to serve you and your family. Our instructors and program directors are standing by to assist you on enrolling into a program that is the perfect fit!

Changing Lives Martial Arts is located in Virginia Beach and Chesapeake. With three 6,000 ft facilities, there is plenty of training space for each class. Changing Lives Martial Arts offers, pre-school karate kid classes, elementary aged karate kid programs, family martial art classes, Kickboxing classes and Krav Maga classes and certification.

Changing Lives ATA Martial Arts founder Master Tracy Lee Thomas opened the first Changing Lives Academy of Martial Arts in Virginia Beach, Virginia in 1991 after serving in the military.

As a 8th Degree Black Belt Chief Master Thomas operates four locations in Hampton Roads. Working hard to Change Lives and bring the martial arts awareness with members with in our community his team has become a City Wide “Partners In Education” with the public school system.

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

The Changing Lives Martial Arts Team