Start training at Tiger-Rock’s Tuscaloosa martial arts academy

Looking for the perfect activity for your child? Something that will help them get healthier and stronger?
Or maybe YOU are looking to be healthier and stronger!
Regardless, taking a Tuscaloosa martial arts class is the right decision for you and/or your child.
And there’s no better Tuscaloosa martial arts academy than Tiger-Rock!

Five reasons why Tiger-Rock Martial Arts Tuscaloosa is right for you.

Great Instructors

Head Instructor B.J. Bailey and his Certified Instructor Team dedicate themselves to providing you and your child a fun, safest, and energetic martial arts experience. With over a half a century of martial arts experience between the staff, the Tiger-Rock Team provides wonderful, encouraging instruction to students of all ages.

Age-Based Curriculum

At Tiger-Rock, we believe that martial arts training should be optimized for each age group. That’s why we offer four programs based on age—Tiger-Cubs (ages 4 to 5), Juniors (ages 6-11), Youth/Teens (ages 12-15), and Adult (ages 16+). Each program features a unique curriculum designed to match the physical and cognitive ability of that age group. As a result, students get an enriched martial arts educational experience.

Real World Self-Defense & Life Skills

Many students take martial arts classes to pick up vital life skills, such as self-defense. We teach real world self-defense, helping you learn techniques that will keep you and your family safe when it counts most. In addition, we help you pick up  on other rich life skills such as focus, self-confidence, and discipline. Moreover, as part of self-defense and life skills training for younger students, we focus on anti-bullying, stranger awareness, and evasion strategies.

A Championship Experience

We’re more than just your neighborhood martial arts academy. Tiger-Rock Martial Arts also offers competitive opportunities to its members with local, statewide, and national tournaments. Altogether, these tournaments enrich your martial arts experience and adds a new edge to your training.

An enormous amount of fun

We promise you’re going to have fun at Tiger-Rock Martial Arts. You’ll learn amazing new things, cool new techniques, and take part in activities that are fun and exciting. Who knew that getting healthier, stronger, and fitter could be so much fun!?

Meet The Instructor Team

B.J. Bailey

  • 24 years of training
  • Grandmaster James BaileyGrand Master James Bailey
  • Position: Manager / Certified Taekwondo Instructor
  • Korean Sword Certified, XP Certified

Myresha McGee

  • 17 years of training
  • Instructor and Mentor: Grandmaster James Bailey
  • Position: Certified Taekwondo Instructor

Carl Shorter

  • 7 Years of Training
  • Instructor and Mentor: Grandmaster James Bailey
  • Position: Certified Taekwondo Instructor
  • Additional Education and/or Certifications: Blue Belt in Tiger Rock Grappling, 2005-2007 UNLV Wrestling Team

Samantha Compton

  • 8 Years of Training
  • Instructor and Mentor: Grandmaster James Bailey
  • Position: Certified Taekwondo Instructor

Tuscaloosa AL Martial Arts Academy

Since 1983, Tiger-Rock’s Tuscaloosa AL Martial Arts Academy has had people of all ages and from all walks of life grow their character, strength, and discipline in the most challenging and rewarding martial arts program in the Tuscaloosa area.

Through our innovative martial arts instruction and fitness training that emphasizes what the student does right, Tiger-Rock Martial Arts of Tuscaloosa physically and mentally challenges each student to not only be the best martial artist they can be, but the best person as well.

Tiger-Rock Martial Arts is more than just your neighborhood karate and taekwondo academy — we are a place that truly aims to change you and your family’s life for the better! 

Tuscaloosa AL martial arts programs that are the right fit for you and your family

The Tuscaloosa AL martial arts academy features programs for different age groups. The Kids programs that include the early education Tiger Cubs program and the elementary to middle school Juniors Program. Also, the Teens program for middle and freshman and sophomore high school students. Then finally, the Adults program for professionals, college students, and high school seniors.

World-class martial arts instructors dedicated to your success

Tiger-Rock Martial Arts proves it is the definitive Tuscaloosa AL martial arts academy by having world class, experienced instructors that will provide you the proper guidance on your martial arts journey. In fact, our instructors are certified yearly in the latest advances in martial arts and physical fitness. Our team will help you accomplish your goal of being the finest martial artist you can be.

A convenient location in Tuscaloosa AL for martial arts training

We are conveniently located at 1000 13th Street East Tuscaloosa, AL 35404, not too far from the University of Alabama campus.
Drop by or call us today at (205) 759-4711!
As always, we’ll see you on the mat!

Learn how you and your child can start today at Tiger-Rock. Fill out the form below to find out more about our special beginners’ course:

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