Frequently asked questions about martial arts and our Tuscaloosa & Northport Martial Arts academy
Is martial arts violent?
Understandably, some people find martial arts synonymous with “fighting”. However, that is NOT the case. Martial arts is more than just fighting. For instance, martial arts helps students stay fit, get stronger, and be more focused. Moreover, younger students learn important life skills such as courtesy, respect, and discipline. At Tiger-Rock Martial Arts, we feel that martial arts is a vital form of education.
Is there a risk for injury? Is it safe?
Our kids and adult martial arts programs are very, very safe. Nevertheless, martial arts training can be hard. However, our certified instructors carefully demonstrate each form so that students can perform safely. At the same time, all instructors receive annual first aid training. Thus, you can be rest assured we do everything we can to ensure the safety of our participants.
With that being said, martial arts is indeed an athletic activity. There are certain risks with anything that involves athletics. But, martial arts is not anymore riskier than most other extracurricular athletic activities.
Do you lock me into a long term contract?
Unlike fitness chains, Tiger-Rock Martial Arts does not enter students into long term contracts. We believe that martial arts should be about you—your growth, your improvement, and your enjoyment.