Tiger Martial Arts Academy

Why Choose TIGER

Our Mission

Our Mission at TIGER is to use the martial arts as a vehicle to ensure each student has the opportunity to develop intellectually, physically and ethically. With a reputation for being one of the top schools in the country, TIGER has served Hampton Roads since 1968.



Under the direction of Willie and Jeffrey Hunter, TIGER has grown not only in student body but in the services offered to its members. With a philosophy adopted from their father and founder, Willie R. Hunter Sr, “Commitment to personal growth will ultimately bring knowledge and growth to all,” the Hunters continue to evolve within themselves and TIGER Academy of Martial Arts.



TIGER is committed to providing students with legendary service and a world-class facility. TIGER has remained committed to the task of providing students with some of the most effective martial arts in the world while achieving personal development.


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Mission Statement

Personal Growth

Our goal is for each student to take the traditional values, skills, and benefits they learn at TIGER Martial Arts Academy and apply them to their personal and professional lives.

Practical Self-defense

The safety of our students is a top priority at TIGER. With this in mind, we are committed to teaching students realistic self-defense applications for real-life situations.

Power of Discipline

If there was one thing I would want my students to take away from their experience at TIGER, it would be the power of discipline.  With discipline, you can accomplish anything; without it, you will achieve nothing.

Willie R. Hunter Jr.