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

About

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,
  • Students can move forward at their own rate and not as a class unit.
  • Annually qualified instructors are dedicated to excellence and continuing education.
  • 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!

BJ Bailey

Years Training: 22 yrs.

Instructor and Mentor: Grand Master James Bailey

Position: Manager / Certified Taekwondo Instructor

Additional Education and/or Certifications: Shelton State Community College, Korean Sword Certified, XP Certified

Myresha McGee

Rank: Sr. 4th Degree Black Belt

Years Training: 15 Years

Instructor and Mentor: Grand Master James Bailey

Position: Certified Taekwondo Instructor

Additional Education and/or Certifications: I am currently a student at Shelton State Community College. Also I’m a member of the Million Dollar Band at the University of Alabama playing alto saxophone. My majors are Radio Broadcasting and Physical Education.

Carl Shorter

Years Training: 5 Years

Rank: L4 3rd Degree Black Belt

Instructor and Mentor: Grand Master James Bailey

Position: Certified Taekwondo Instructor

Additional Education and/or Certifications: Blue Belt in Tiger Rock Grappling, 2005-2007 UNLV Wrestling Team

Samantha Compton

Rank: 2nd degree Lv. 3 Black Belt

Years Training: 6 years total

Instructor and Mentor: Grand Master James Bailey

Position: Certified Taekwondo Instructor

Luke Blackburn

Position: Certified Taekwondo Instructor

Marty Sellers

Position: Certified Taekwondo Instructor

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