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Changing Lives ATA Martial Arts in Virginia Beach and Chesapeake
Believes that Child Safety is more than just a “Stranger Danger” Campaign.

Child Safety is meant to keep children safe.

Today children need to be empowered with positive messages and child safety skills that will build their self- confidence and self- esteem while helping to keep them safer. They need to learn how to recognize and avoid potentially dangerous situations. And, if ending up in a dangerous or scary situation, children need to do everything they can to get out of that situation. They don’t need to be told the world is a scary place. They watch the news, hear adults talking, and may even experience violence firsthand. Rather, they need to know their parent, guardian, or another trusted adult is there for them if they are in trouble. And they also need to know most adults they encounter in their lives are good people.

In specific situations such as being lost outside, the child safety messages need to be tailored to those circumstances. Children should…
• Not wander away from where they first became lost because staying put may increase the chances of being found. If that place becomes too dangerous, children should go to the nearest safe spot and wait for rescuers.
• Make noise either by yelling, blowing a whistle, or attracting attention in some other way. This will help in bringing someone to their rescue. A simple child safety technique we teach in our Changing Lives ATA Martial Arts program is: Yelling You’re Not My Mommy, You’re Not My Daddy and running away. CLMA teaches simple break away techniques to help ensure children are able to get away if
and when needed. Changing Lives ATA Martial Arts and Master Instructor Tracy Lee Thomas have an important “Kidz-N-Power video for you to view at http://atakick.com/index.php/our-programs/karate-kids.html
• Know Reality Based Life Skills such as ATA Martial Arts
1. ATA Martial Arts Anti-Bully Tactics for all ages
2. Kidz-N-Power Predator Awareness Drills & Skills
http://atakick.com/index.php/our-programs/karate-kids.html
3. ATA Martial Arts Good Stranger Bad Stranger (please view this video link)
http://atakick.com/index.php/our-programs/karate-kids.html

Parents and guardians should make child safety part of a child’s everyday life in a reassuring way by practicing some of these skills. Whether it’s checking first with a trusted adult, taking a friend, or avoiding and getting out of dangerous situations, there are easy “what- if” scenarios to practice with your children to make sure they “get it.” Make outings to a mall or park a “teachable moment” to help reinforce these skills. This practice will help them know what to do if they become lost or are in danger. Practice these skills on a regular basis to make sure they become second nature.

The 31st President of the United States, Herbert Hoover, may have been best known for the following quote, “Children are our most valuable natural resource.” Reassure your children that you are there for them, and remind them there are other people who are able to help too.

The local Martial Arts Master Instructor, Tracy Lee Thomas states, “Changing Lives in our community with Martial Arts is a passion of each of the CLMA Instructors we have on our Martial Arts team. It’s about teach reality based life skills, mentally and physically to each student form junior to adult. We are proud that our system as knowingly saved lives with those in our community and those honored men and women serving our country overseas. Making a difference in the world with Martial Arts is an honor and privilege for every ATA Martial Arts instructor. We recommend all community members to visit their local ATA Martial Arts academy and see why the ATA is the largest Martial Arts Association”.

Changing Lives ATA Martial Arts in Virginia Beach and Chesapeake encourages parents to participate in our Free 3 Day Child Safety course. With five locations serving Hampton Roads they offer a variety of programs to assist your family in becoming more safety oriented. For more information, please visit their website at http://www.atakick.com

ATA Martial Arts Academies Offers the following programs:

Pre- School Students: Teaching ATA Starter Life Skills
Tiny Tigers: ages 3-6 years old

School Age Students: Teaching ATA Reality Based Life Skills
Better Grades-Self Discipline-Respect-Enhanced Focus skills
Karate For Kids: ages 6-12 years old

Teens & Adult Students: Teaching Martial Arts for Adults
Teens & Adults

Krav Maga For Kids:
Reality Based Life Skills and Conditioning Programs
The only certified Krav Maga Worldwide school in Hampton Roads

Krav Maga For Adults:
http://kravmagavirginiabeach.com

Virginia Beach Martial Arts Training Facility:
3809 Princess Anne Road Virginia Beach, Virginia 23456
Princess Anne Shoppes (next to Fitness One)
Phone: 757-471-9002
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Virginia Beach Martial Arts Training Facility:
1169 Nimmo Parkway Virginia Beach, Virginia 23456
Parkway Red Mill Commons Shopping Center (next to Pier One Imports) Phone: 757-563-9022
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Chesapeake Martial Arts Training Facility:
236 Carmichael Way Chesapeake, Virginia 23322
Edinburgh Commons Shopping Center (off route 168)
Phone:757-432-9022
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Chesapeake Martial Arts Training Facility:
501F Kempsville Road Chesapeake, Virginia 23320
Greenbrier Shoppes Shopping Center (corner of Kempsville Road and Greenbrier Parkway)
Phone: 757-382-9022
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Chesapeake Martial Arts Training Facility:
Western Branch Opening Soon !
Chesapeake, Virginia 23320

CLMA Martial Arts
P.O. Box 68820
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23471
Website address: http://www.atakick.com
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Hampton Roads Martial Arts Headquarters: 757-471-9002

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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 www.atakick.com or www.kravmagavirginiabeach.com
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