Lots of Reasons to Study Martial Arts

Lots Of Reasons to Study Martial Arts


Only in recent decades has the study of martial arts become relatively popular in the West. This interest in the martial arts has been encouraged by globalization, increased world travel and awareness of other cultures, and by the popularization of various types of martial arts through things like movies and video games.


Changing Lives provides you with the best Chesapeake karate, taekwondo a Mixed Martial Arts Instruction. Changing Lives Martial Arts teaches karate, taekwondo, kung fu and krav maga to everyone from tiny tigers and kids to adults and seniors and all levels from beginners to advanced.

These disciplines, be it taekwondo, karate, or kung fu, can be practiced by people of all ages, from the very young, to the elderly. For adults wishing to practice these disciplines, the benefits of studying them are the same as for children.


In addition to losing weight, students of martial arts can gain muscle tone, learn good posture and balance, and develop flexibility, all of which can contribute to good health as we age. Not only will the thought of doing something good for his or her own body make someone feel good, but exercise actually releases neuro-chemicals called endorphins, which can improve mood and energy.


Self defense is another of the main reasons for getting involved with martial arts. Aside from the physical aspects of self defense, there is a mental component. Even a minimal proficiency with martial arts can deter criminals from attacking you because you will not appear weak and defenseless.

Many martial arts studios offer classes that are devoted to adults. Some common forms are karate, taekwondo, and kung fu. While they are each a fighting art, there are some distinct differences among the three.


Taekwondo originated in Korea. The primary emphasis in taekwondo is on kicking and using the legs while performing moves. Karate was developed on the Japanese island of Okinawa. It shares many moves with taekwondo, but the emphasis is more balanced between the legs and the arms.

Martial arts training teaches a person valuable life lessons that can be applied to all aspects of life outside the gym. More than ever, adults can benefit from the lessons and physical activity that the martial arts provide as more and more of these programs are available with adult clientele in mind.

Changing Lives Martial Arts in Virginia Beach offers the finest Chesapeake karate, martial arts and Taekwondo Instruction. Programs are available for all ages and skill levels of proficiency from beginner to advanced. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOUEE0JP2E0




About changinglivesmartialarts

CHANGING LIVES MARTIAL ARTS A Martial Arts, Karate For Kids, and Krav Maga school located in Virginia Beach and Chesapeake, Virginia. With his 30 years of vast martial arts experience, Master Tracy Lee Thomas, founder of Changing Lives Martial Arts has five locations and has been opertating the martial arts business since 1991 in Virginia Beach. Married to Kelly Thomas, they have to children and reside in Virginia Beach. Both Mrs. Thomas and Master Thomas have a strong passion for helping others and it is seen as both are very active in the business and within the community. CLMA is a family owned and operated business that thrives on family values and changing lives. Many of the Changing Lives Martial Arts students are attracted to CL Martial Arts because they want to learn to defend themselves, or how to manage bullies. Others come because they want to tap into martial arts’ vast power as a tool for personal growth and life skills. Still, others come merely because they are looking for a way to get in shape that's fun and spares them the tedious repetitiveness of the gym. Master Thomas has utilized his martial arts buisness model throughout the country with various business'. As a business coach and consultant, Master Thomas believes in working with others to succeed with their personal passion. This desire and passion of his is passed down to each of his instructors and students. If you want to know more about Changing Lives Martial Arts, Master Tracy Thomas, or the programs they offer, please feel free to contact the Changing Lives ATA Martial Arts Team by calling 757-471-9002 or visiting us on the Web at www.atakick.com or www.kravmagavirginiabeach.com
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