Like practicing the piano while leg-pressing another piano, martial arts help develop strength and discipline simultaneously. Bolster body and mind with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- 10 martial-arts classes with uniform ($324 value)
- 16 martial-arts classes with uniform, end of course test, and graduation belt ($533 value)
Choose from the following four locations:
- 3809 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach
- 2277 Upton Drive, Virginia Beach
- 236 Carmichael Way, Chesapeake
- 1400 Kempsville Road, Chesapeake
Expert instructors lead drills and training exercises during krav maga, karate, and tae kwon do classes, guiding students through proper striking, trapping, grapping, and kicking techniques. Click here to see schedule.
Changing Lives Martial Arts
While serving oversees in the US military, Tracy Lee Thomas would often dream of opening his own martial-arts training studio. He had been training in martial arts since he was 13 years old, mastering the form and self-defense techniques of a variety of styles and eventually earning his seventh-degree black belt. He was able to realize this dream once he returned to American soil, where he opened up his own studio: Changing Lives Martial Arts.
Today, the official American Taekwondo Association master pulls from his years of expertise to lead karate, tae kwon do, and krav maga classes to students of all ages. Tracy and his team of expert instructors teach self-defense tactics and guide students through dynamic punches and kicks while emphasizing the importance of life skills such as self-discipline and focus. The instructors also take a load off moms and dads by hosting kids’ birthday parties, where martial arts–inspired games provide a fun alternative to messy piñatas and games of pin-the-tale-on-the-grownup. His dedication to his students and martial arts has also gained the attention of the Virginian-Pilot, which has awarded him the Best of Hampton Roads award seven times from 2005 to 2012.