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Tiger Paw Martial Arts: your path to a better life

Tiger Paw Martial Arts was established in 2006 by Master Shelley Teter 5th degree black belt. Master Shelley has been training in Tae Kwon Do and Tang Soo Do for over 30 years. Tiger Paw instructors are trained professionals, who teach character building traits that develop black belts from the inside out. We teach focus, discipline, self-control and perseverance to name a few. Our instructors are selected based on their skills and desire to share their knowledge. We encourage our students to constantly strive for excellence and pursue every goal they set for themselves.

Tiger Paw Martial Arts & Karate is a member of BLACK BELT SCHOOLS INTERNATIONAL. This highly acclaimed organization helps up stay current on the latest and most useful self-defense techniques, teaching methods, and exercise science. We are on a constant quest to be one of the finest schools, so our students can always expect the very best in martial arts training.


Success is not optional at our karate school. We design our programs so that every child learns that they can do anything they put their mind to, regardless of what obstacles they may face. Our classes are filled with excitement, yet focus on developing the inner qualities of a champion—confidence, integrity, self-control, etc. Confidence is the first step to in the empowerment of a child’s physical and mental abilities. This is where their journey begins.

We look at each child individually. We do not compare one student with another. Our goal is to find each child’s unique strengths and build on them.

Martial arts were originally aimed toward self-defense and the preservation of life. Today, people come to us from all walks of life, each with their own reasons for wanting to train at Tiger Paw Martial Arts and Karate. Some want to learn self-defense, some seek to become physically fit, some enjoy the sporting aspect of tournaments and others just want to have fun.

Whatever your reason for wanting to train and grow with us, you will find others with similar interests, training at Tiger Paw. Hope to meet you soon!