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

Our Culture

A world-class martial arts experience

cultureA championship culture. Use the 15 Steps to become the champion black belt martial artist you were born to be.

Tiger-Rock Martial Arts aims to provide a world-class training experience to all of our students through an awesome championship culture. Many of you might be considering us for your first martial arts training experience. Others may already have had extensive martial arts training whether it is takewondo or other disciplines. Whatever your background may be, the Tiger-Rock Martial Arts team invites you to join the finest martial arts organization in the world.

Since 1981, it has been our mission to empower everyday people with the awesome skills of martial arts. You may be taking it for self-defense purposes. Physical fitness. A new challenge. Whatever your reasoning is, Tiger-Rock Martial Arts has an open door that is ready for you to walk through. Success is a major part of our culture.

More than just developing martial artists, we believe in creating advantages that extend beyond the mat. Tiger-Rock’s 15-step performance recognition program was created to measure achievements and reward success. The fifteen steps, represented by our belt ranks, help develop the skills and tools that will allow each and every student to become a Champion in life.

This program, formally called the R15E “Rise” program encourages new students to rise to the occasion and tackle new challenges. The road to becoming a Champion is tough, but rewarding. You have the benefit of a dedicated training staff that is driven to help you be successful.

Come with us on this inaugural journey as we take new recruits, hungry to pursue excellence, and transform them into seasoned experts with the skills to achieve lifelong success.


The Tiger-Rock Difference


Tiger-Rock Martial Arts features four taekwondo programs for different age groups — the early childhood Tiger Cubs program, the Junior program for older kids, the Teens program for adolescents and teenagers, and the Adults program for students 16 years of age and over! Each program is designed to build on the cognitive and physical abilities of each age group.


Tiger-Rock Martial Arts has a wonderful, dedicated staff of Certified taekwondo Instructors that will help you achieve your martial arts goals. Many of our instructors train year-round and are always up-to-date on the latest training methods. Our instructors are dedicated to helping you become the best martial artist you can be.


Tiger-Rock Martial Arts has an active competition cycle with three yearly tournaments held every fall, spring, and summer. Our tournaments bring together student competitors from across the region, state, and nation, respectively.


Let Tiger Rock Martial Arts fit your lifestyle however you want it! Our flexible scheduling allows our students to take classes during the evening hours.


Tiger Rock Martial Arts aims to provide the best atmosphere for our students to train and achieve their goals. You will be challenged, but you will have fun and learn a lot at the same time.


After you start taking classes at Tiger Rock Martial Arts, you will see a noticeable change in your lifestyle as you become more focused, fit, and disciplined.

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