About Our Academies

Tuscaloosa AL Martial Arts since 1981

For 35 years, Bailey’s Tiger-Rock Martial Arts has provided Tuscaloosa and Northport with premier martial arts programs individually designed for all ages to help enhance its members’ quality of life.

Founded by Grandmaster James Bailey in 1981, Tiger-Rock Martial Arts focuses on creating a challenging, yet fun environment that no other martial arts academy in Alabama can match. Tiger Rock students enjoy the many benefits especially when first starting:

  • We have four specialized programs: Tiger Cubs, Juniors, Youth & Adults.
  • Students can start any time and blend into the academy with other beginners,
  • Annually qualified instructors are dedicated to excellence and continuing education.
  • Students can move forward at their own rate and not as a class unit.
  • We train students based upon improving on what they do well; not based on what they do wrong.

We welcome students of all ages and backgrounds to our academy. Whether you are experienced in martial arts or just getting started on the mat, we invite you to come see what Tiger Rock Martial Arts of Tuscaloosa is all about. As always, we will see you on the mat!


1000 13th Street East
Tuscaloosa, AL 35404
(205) 759-4711


1 Resource Lane
Northport AL, 35473
(205) 339-7071


500 Patriot Parkway
Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
(205) 343-6449

Your journey begins with the first step: choosing Tiger-Rock

Start at Tiger-Rock Martial Arts today by enrolling in our Introductory Course. This special beginners’ course includes:

  • Three official martial arts lessons
  • A complimentary official training uniform
  • Official performance evaluation