Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30?60 minutes
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Brands Used: Tiger-Rock
Recommended Age Group: All Ages
Pro Tip: Wear comfortable clothing
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Martial Arts
Grandmaster Rick Hall, owner and chief instructor at Tiger-Rock Martial Arts
in Hixson, has provided traditional martial arts training to thousands of students in the Chattanooga area for over 25 years. He has 37 years of experience as an instructor and an 8th-degree black belt in taekwondo. He brings taekowndo's ancient traditions of courtesy, honor, and respect to each of his classes, blending them with modern sports science to ensure that students are moving healthily as they hone their body and mind. Ideal for both children and adults, he says that classes "improve focus, attention span, and self confidence," three ingredients for success in any situation.
Chu's Martial Arts imbues students with confidence and self-defense skills through martial-arts lessons taught by black-belt instructors. Tae kwon do classes teach techniques officially recognized by the World Taekwondo Federation, passing a 2,000-year-old torch onto a new generation of martial artists. Judo lessons teach throwing techniques, balance, and speed, and hapkido sessions cover pressure points, evasion, and up-close combat situations.
Led by Master Ju Hyon Seo, Seo’s Martial Arts Education Center leads children and adults through classes that focus on developing techniques of hapkido and tae kwon do. In addition to instilling students with the character traits that are associated with tae kwon do, he also helps guests get into shape with kickboxing fitness classes.
Clad in crisp white uniforms, the students karate chop and high kick their way across Caywood Karate?s mats. The youngest age group, 4?6 years of age, focuses on improving gross motor skills. Adult classes concentrate on breaking through boards and airplane wings in a single punch.
The instructors at National Martial Arts work diligently to help students young and old build self-defense skills, confidence, and a strong work ethic via martial arts. Children as young as age 3 begin their journeys through martial arts, and adults can choose from lessons in MMA, kickboxing, circuit fitness, and krav maga sessions, which focus on real-world self-defense techniques.
Having studied at the hand of ancient Chinese masters, Sigung Richard Clear embarked to bring his extensive martial arts education to the streets. His fearsome self-defense system calls on his training in Indonesian silat, Chinese kung fu, and Russian systema. Instructors share Clear's Silat self-defense skills in regular classes or condensed three-hour and two-day sessions, and have instructed SWAT team members, military special forces personnel, overly aggressive antiquers.