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The Best Krav Maga Classes in Virginia Beach & Chesapeake

Develop Life Long Skills To Be Successful, Increase Your Fitness And Learn To Defend Yourself and Your Family

Self Defense

Stay in shape, Increase focus and speed

Learn the tools necessary to succeed in every situation.
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Military & Law Enforcement

Simple, effective self-defense

Taught to hundreds of law enforcement agencies and thousands of civilians.
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Men & Women

Get In Fighting Shape

A high level martial arts training system created for all levels.
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A Life Changing Decision

Huge thanks to the challenging staff of Changing Lives Krav Maga, with their help, I no longer get bullied and tormented at school anymore. Now I have more control over the world around me, it was a life changing decision for me when I decided to sign up for Karate. Respect is important to me, Continue Reading

February 4, 2015

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Great for Self-Confidence

For our daughter, we always want the best and thats is something we feel she is getting with her martial arts training. She enjoys it for the friends she’s made through it and we love it because of the life skills she is learning. Great for self-confidence, respect and personal protection, she really has benefited Continue Reading

February 4, 2015

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Krav Maga helped Police Officer

As a police officer, a huge part of the job is staying in shape. I started taking Krav Maga classes, which is great for mental awareness and defense tactics as well. Krav Maga is also great for self-defense, useful to those who like to feel safe and in control during any real world situation. I Continue Reading

February 4, 2015

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Healthier and More Fit

I first got into martial arts when I saw a groupon offer early last year, since then I no longer find myself trying to exercise and squeeze in workouts. I feel healthier and more fit than I have in years thanks to the Krav Maga training from Changing Lives Krav Maga. Confidence and feeling prepared Continue Reading

December 12, 2014


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Welcome to Changing Lives Krav Maga of Virginia Beach and Chesapeake where we have been serving Greater Hampton Roads since 1991. Our team is standing by to show you our facility and what we have to offer you and your family. With academies located in both Virginia Beach and Chesapeake serving community members from Norfolk, Hampton, Newport News, Suffolk, Moyock and all of the Greater Hampton Roads area.
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Instructors @ Changing Lives Krav Maga

The Changing Lives Krav Maga Instructors are some of the best instructors in the nation. Certified, well trained, and active practitioners… all are hand selected by our Master Instructor which makes for a great mentor, coach and instructor for our KM students. The Changing Lives Krav Maga Instructors focus on the training needs of each student, as an individual. Utilizing a KM system that allows each student to progress on their skill sets.

Changing Lives Krav Maga School

Our school is unique and offers the perfect blend between traditional and modern martial arts. The CLKM training curriculum offers training for self-defense, fitness, military and law enforcement and for men and woman. Changing Lives Krav Maga offers a variety of specific programs for beginners to seasoned veterans. Fill out a form today or give us a call Today!

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