Martial Arts for Kids in Portland and Rockport, TX
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Kids martial arts classes in Portland, TX

Our Tiger-Cubs program on pre-school martial artists, this program focuses on developing listening skills, balance and coordination, and cognitive development. Meanwhile, elementary school-age students will be placed in our Junior Program. This program focuses on life skills, anti-bullying, and self-discipline. Altogether, our martial arts programs for kids will make an incredible impact on your child’s life.

Tiger-Cubs Program (ages 4-5)

The Tiger-Cubs Program is our early childhood development curriculum. Students will learn how to follow instructions by performing repetitive actions and martial arts forms. This will also help build your child’s balance, coordination, and motor skills.

Tiger-Cub classes are 30 minutes long. A typical lesson will have your child perform basic kicking and striking movements.

Junior Program (ages 6-11)

Taekwondo is the perfect after-school activity for your elementary school-age child. Tiger-Rock Martial Arts has invested heavily in the Juniors curriculum. Classes for this age group focus on typical martial arts exercises, self-defense techniques, and life skills education.

At Tiger-Rock, we take bullying seriously. We extensively go into teaching non-violent anti-bullying strategies and necessary self-defense techniques to help your child protect themselves. 

In addition, we integrate lessons in stranger awareness, listening, self-control, and personal responsibility.


Teen Program (ages 12-15)

Your teen will learn essential martial arts, self-defense, and life skills at our academy.

Taekwondo has been recognized as an effective teaching tool for high school-age teenagers that need an edge in self-defense abilities, self-discipline, and self-confidence. Tiger-Rock Martial Arts’ teen martial arts program includes lessons in technical martial arts skills, strength and conditioning exercises, and leadership and citizenship training.

In addition, our teen martial arts program teaches valuable lessons in street-smart self-defense and anti-bullying. We want to give each student in our Teens program all of the life skills and tools necessary to protect themselves in an unpredictable world.

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After a few months of kids’ martial arts classes, your child will…

Improve their behavior. We teach the importance of honor, courtesy, and respect for authority. These lessons, combined with instilling self-discipline and self-control, will help your child channel their energy in a positive way. They’ll be less likely to act out.

Grow their confidence. At Tiger-Rock Martial Arts, no one sits on the bench. We offer an inclusive environment that encourages participation by everyone. We believe in teaching students to build their skills through encouragement and positive guidance.

Stay active and healthy. Understandably as a parent, you want to ensure that your child stays healthy and active. Video games may be great, but nothing compares to getting regular exercise and participating in athletic activities.

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Parents absolutely love Tiger-Rock Martial Arts.

Our Facilities Tiger-Rock Martial Arts of Portland is a premium martial arts training center offering a safe, comfortable, spacious environment for students.

Our Instructors The Tiger-Rock Martial Arts staff are certified instructors that are up to date with the latest training methods. They have a deep understanding of child development and work extensively to provide the best environment for kids in Aransas County and San Patricio County.

Our Program Tiger-Rock has developed its kids’ martial arts program through extensive research and consultation. As an organization, we have taught thousands of kids important lessons in taekwondo, life, and safety since 1983.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is martial arts safe for my child?

Tiger-Rock Martial Arts emphasizes safety in everything that we do on the mat. We carefully demonstrate each technique and encourage students to follow our instructions as closely as possible to not only perform the techniques and maneuvers correctly but to also reduce injury risk. The injury risk that comes with taekwondo training is no different than most other athletic activities. However, all Tiger-Rock Martial Arts of North Austin instructors are First Aid certified.

Will my child able to train at their own pace?

At Tiger-Rock Martial Arts, our lessons are conducted in cycles and not as class units. This allows students to train and learn at their own pace. In addition to our regularly scheduled lessons, we also offer private lessons to Tiger-Rock member students. Please contact one of our staff members for details.

How does my child start at Tiger-Rock Martial Arts

The first step is simple—come by the academy during regular business hours to enroll your child into our program. Your child will be provided an official Tiger-Rock uniform; they will be able to start at our academy immediately. Junior students will start off with taking White and Yellow belt classes. Please contact our staff for more details.