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

About

featured_image_hillcrest_staffFor 34 years, Bailey’s TaeKwonDo 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!

Photo at right: Tyler Bailey, Head Instructor of Tiger-Rock Martial Arts — Hillcrest

Meet The Instructors

Tyler Bailey

Name: Tyler Bailey

Position: Certified Taekwondo Instructor / Manager

Rank: Sr. 4th Degree Black Belt

Years Training: 21 Years

Instructor and Mentor: Grand Master James Bailey

Additional Education and/or Certifications: B.S. of Education in Exercise and Sport Science from the University of Alabama, Certified Taekwondo Trainer, Certified Fitness Trainer, Certified Xtreme Martial Arts Trainer, Korean Sword Instructor, Tactical Short Stick Instructor

Myresha McGee

Rank: Sr. 4th Degree Black Belt

Position: Certified Taekwondo Instructor

Years Training: 16 Years

Instructor and Mentor: Grand Master James Bailey

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: 6 Years

Position: Certified Taekwondo Instructor

Rank: L4 3rd Degree Black Belt

Instructor and Mentor: Grand Master James Bailey

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

Position: Certified Taekwondo Instructor

Years Training: 7 years total

Instructor and Mentor: Grand Master James Bailey

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