Advanced Training



protechbluestarProtech Training Systems…

Under the direction of Senior Master Thomas, provides advanced martial arts training for instructors. Programs are used by instructors to improve their personal skills, as well as for enhancement to their school programs.

2kidsSsahng Jeol Bong (Nunchucku)

This course was developed primarily for all of our “Karate for Kids”, but many of the adult students have shown an interest as well. It gives students a solid foundation in the basics of the Ssahng Jeol Bong and helps them understand how this exciting weapon works. The material taught in this course is taken from several different backgrounds, pulling the best and the most effective techniques from each. As with other weapons, the benefits include improved upper body development, better hand-eye coordination, increased concentration, and a great deal of fun. We are sure you will find this course to be both challenging and extremely enjoyable.

WeaponsSingleStickSingle Stick, Double Stick, & Disarming

This course highlights the most popular techniques of the Filipino stick fighting systems, as well as incorporates aspects of Japanese, Chinese and Korean martial arts. The stick course gives students the basics for training in just about any weapons system. It also helps develop hand-eye coordination and is great physical exercise.

WeaponJahngBongJahng Bong (Long Staff)

This course offers one of the most effective long range weapons used in early Korea. It is a combination of Chinese, Korean and Japanese techniques which allows us to use the best of each style. Besides learning this beautiful weapon, the benefits include increased self-defense skills and tremendous upper body strength, as well as improved concentration, coordination, focus and self confidence.

Protech Training Systems Certification Programs


WeaponsjointmanipJoint Manipulation & Throwing Techniques

This course combines joint manipulation, Hapkido & Aikido techniques. It is perfect for the student who would like to learn techniques like Steven Segal uses. We also feel this program will be of interest to all students trying to broaden their own personal training and knowledge.

WeaponsGroundfightGround Fighting

A good martial artist can fight standing up or from the ground. Many self-defense situations end up on the ground where the kicking and punching of Taekwondo are not always effective. Learn the techniques that can help you win the battle on the ground.

WeaponsSelfDefenceStreet Self Defense

This course teaches you the most effective blocking and striking techniques for defense on the street. Based on Muay Thai Boxing techniques, students will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to defend themselves on the street.

WeaponKnifeDefSpontaneous Knife Defense

This course is taken primarily from the Filipino knife system and offers an inside look at how people use knives, as well as the most effective way to live through a knife attack. It will also cover knife training, knife stances, analysis of knife cuts and cutting targets.

HandcuffingP.P.C.T. (Pressure Point Control Tactics)

This course is the original course offered by Protech Training Systems used primarily for work in conjunction with local law enforcement. It includes the secrets of “one touch knockout points” and “principles of control.” This program has been legally, medically and tactically researched to put it on the forefront of control tactics. It is currently used by many secret agencies and law enforcement agencies.

WeaponSHARPS.H.A.R.P. (Sexual Harassment Assault ~ Rape Prevention)

The S.H.A.R.P. course includes three sections including: prevention and psychology, professional and social harassment and assault countermeasures. This is great self defense for women in the workplace.


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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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