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Tiger Rock Martial Arts Academy in West Knoxville Welcomes You. Since 1983, Tiger Rock has been the leader in martial arts, life skills, and self-defense training.

Tiger Rock Martial Arts Academy

What sets us apart from other activities?

Tiger Rock has taken the martial arts academy experience to a whole new level. Our programs focus on the components that increase fitness, artistic precision, and self-empowerment. Countless hours of research and staying ahead of the latest sports science are just the beginning. At Tiger-Rock Martial Arts, we fit your busy schedule and on-the-go lifestyle. With a diverse selection of classes and times, there are no excuses not to start today! 

In addition, our academy possess the essential elements of a great training workout. Also, all of our instructors stay current with the latest training methods. Furthermore, we offer a wide variety of adult and youth programs to ensure that each participant gets the best experience possible.

You can be assured that participants will receive the highest quality of instruction. In fact, Tiger Rock Martial Art Instructors are required to be certified and earn continuing education credits to keep up-to-date with the latest policies and teaching methods, ensuring safety and enhanced learning. Plus, Tiger Rock Martial Arts recommends that all Instructors in the academy maintain a current CPR and First Aid certification. Academies place a high priority on protecting the safety of members.

Tiger Rock Martial Arts Instructors

A Coaching Team That is Dedicated to Your Success

Josh and Amy Hazelip are the Owners/Instructors of Tiger Rock Martial Arts of West Knoxville.  The Hazelip’s goal was to create a Martial Arts Academy where young men and women could have an opportunity to develop into young leaders that possess great integrity and honor.  The cornerstone of their beliefs is to give every person a chance at not only learning self-defense, but to also mold young people into our future leaders.  Martial Arts is more than a journey for the Hazelips, but it is a development model to teach the youth about respect, hard work, and the ability to be great and encourage them to be more than they believe. 

The Hazelips provide multiple community events that are free to the public and provide a charity challenge each cycle for all their students.  The belief is that you can become mentally and physically strong as well as learn to help and be empathic to the plights of your fellow brothers and sisters.  That all deserve respect and all can be encouraged.  These beliefs are instilled into the Hazelips Martial Arts model throughout their Academy.  All their programs including their after-school programs are based on these beliefs and tenets.

Mr. Hazelip

Co Owner – Head Instructor

Mrs. Hazelip

Co Owner – Operational Director

Mr. Bowling

Tiger Rock Instructor

Brycen Hazelip

Tiger Rock Instructor

Austin Sharp

Tiger Rock Instructor