ATA Martial Arts Positively Impacts the Local Communities

Changing Lives
ATA Martial Arts Positively Impacts the Local Communities of Virginia Beach and
Chesapeake, Virginia.


Teaching Martial
Arts in a local community where students can be positively affected by the
impact of Sr. Master Thomas’ nationally recognized martial arts teaching


1. Change a Life: Enroll
your child in a
Chesapeake karate, taekwondo a Mixed
Martial Arts

and Virginia Beach ATA Martial Arts Academy
that teaches strong life skills and character developmental skills.

2. Top Fuel for Chesapeake and
Virginia Beach and Virginia Beach students:
provide and maintain
balanced meals and diet to fuel a young and active child.

3. Know your child: what
are his/her attributes and qualities. Try out a martial arts class and take
part of your child’s learning curves.

4. Allergies: Remove
annoying allergens from the diet

5. Physical movement: find
time to stay active and know how much time is needed to burn off that energy.
ATA Nationally Certified Changing Lives Martial Arts Chief     Instructor Mr. Lathe Craft 3rd Degree
Black Belt one of the highest ranking students of Senior Master Thomas states
Chesapeake and Virginia Beach Students obtain physical fitness and self control
through their  Chesapeake and Virginia Beach
Martial Arts training.

6. Down Time: Limit
television and video games

7. Music:
Utilize background music to calm –have them learn to play and instrument

8. Education:
Provide strong mental and physical education programs that utilize techniques
that work for your child.

9. Timing: when
is your child best “learning time”?

10. Role Models:
provide strong “Role Models” for your child. Parents of Chesapeake and
Virginia Beach Martial Arts
students enjoy having their children look up to
their Instructors as role models and for guidance.

11. Excessive Energy:
channel energy in the right direction; find that “special” physical activity
their good at and no bench sitting

12. Goals: focus
on short term goals and activities to keep your child focused

13. Perception: does
your child perceive that his/her parents hold a positive image of him/her? This
is an important one. Do they feel, “I can’t ever do this right”, or “I can
never please them”.

14. Tasks-Routines-Learning:
Utilize the visual aspect of learning with a “Hands On” approach.  Let them “See & Touch” while learning.
Simple flow charts, diagrams that they help create will help them stay on task.
Utilize “incidental learning techniques”.

15. Leader: Yes!  Your child can be a leader. Let your child
lead another younger child and feel important. 
This is done many times in a Changing Lives ATA Martial Arts School to
positively correct a behavioral concern.

16. Communication:
utilize effective communication. This means we want to find what “clicks” for
our children when communicating. Raising ones voice, yelling, screaming will
cause a child to shut down and become a non-listener.

17. Therapy: There
are many types of therapy, research all your avenues.  Remember, it’s alright to ask for help.

18. Family Time: family
time is important, knowing one has support in a caring and loving environment.
Spend quality time with your child; pick a day each week that is family day.
Let your child assist in the decision making process as to what the family will
do on family day.

19. Family Martial Arts: Chesapeake karate, taekwondo a Mixed Martial Arts in
Virginia Beach and Chesapeake and Virginia Beach,
believe in utilizing “Positive Life Skills” and “Positive Character
Developmental Skills” that assist parents and their children on strengthening
their abilities in all aspects of their lives. Senior Master Thomas states:
“ATA Martial Arts Instructors aren’t Doctors, but we truly believe and have
seen time and time again that children and adults can reduce and in many cases,
no longer need the medication prescribed for ADD/ADHD. It’s about trying
multiple options and there are many out there”. 


20. Parent Education:
Parents, please study hard and research the various options for your children.
Ask your Instructor if there is something more they can do to help. Many times
there is a small positive reward that can be announced in class for a positive
action or accomplishment. Please remember, you aren’t in this alone and there
are numerous amounts of people that can help.







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 or
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