Common Concerns and Questions
Students: Students age 5 and above are welcome at Tiger Martial Arts
Cost: We have no long-term contracts, only simple monthly tuition and testing fees. On occasion we offer specials for people who want to pay a few months in advance – just ask!
Trial Classes: Stop by during any scheduled class. You can watch, but it's a lot more fun to take part in the class! New students can begin any time. Try two classes at no cost to see if you like it! We encourage you to try several classes to make sure it will be a good fit for you and/or your family.
What to wear: Tee-shirts and sweatpants or basketball shorts for trial classes. Once you decide to continue, an official martial arts uniform and belt are included at no additional charge.
Coming from a different school: We welcome transfer students, from beginner to Black Belt!
How many classes do students usually attend? Reasonable progress can be made by attending twice a week, paying attention while you're here, and doing some home practice.
How big are the classes? No class is ever the same! Taekwondo: 15 to 20 students, but a class may have 4 students one week and 25 the next. Hapkido: About 12. Circuit Training: 3-8. Both Cardio and Yoga: 6 to 12.
Are there age requirements? Taekwondo: Ages 5 and up; Saturday Hapkido: Ages 14 and up, Kick Boxing and Yoga: 15 and up. Keep in mind black belts can be any age with proper training!
Do I have to fight? Taekwondo and Hapkido students learn to spar, which is controlled and rules-based. When we do contact sparring we have full protection and helmets. Hapkido is strong in self-defense.
How long before I get a Black Belt? Your hard work combined with steady attendance enables you to earn a black belt in about three or four years.
Tiger Martial Arts is a great place for kids, families and individuals to learn honesty, humility, self-respect and perseverance.
Stop by during any scheduled class you'd like to try! We are in the IGA Plaza by Northwest Bank and China Kitchen. 544 North Center St. Look for our sign!