Welcome to Black Tiger Academy!

Located in Watsonville California since 1994, Black Tiger Academy offer classes for children, teens and adults in a safe, clean, family-friendly environment. We invite you to call, visit or observe a class at anytime. Please take time to read about the various classes that we offer and then find the date/time of the class on the attached schedule and stop by. Questions are welcome at anytime, so please do not hesitate to call.

Black Tiger Academy teaches Chinese martial arts, specifically the "Huk Hu" or Black Tiger System. Chinese martial arts combine stances, kicks, strikes and other techniques in "forms". A form is the application of techniques against an opponent. Practicing forms helps students develop skills through repetition. Repetition develops muscle memory. Muscle memory promotes confidence.

Practicing martial arts develops the mind, body and spirit. A practitioner will see improved physical attributes such as improved flexibility, strength, balance, coordination and overall improved health. Mental benefits include improved concentration, reduced stress and increased confidence. Children will develop better self-control and will learn respect for both self and others.

Our classes are divided into appropriate age groups. Children's classes are lively yet structured, physical yet safe, and fun yet challenging. Our Women's Kickboxing classes are a blend of martial arts and fitness. Our teen/adult Gung Fu class is co-ed.

Our classes include:

  • Tiny Tigers (ages 3 1/2 - 5 1/2)
  • Little Tigers (ages 5 1/2 - 7 1/2)
  • Junior Gung Fu (ages 7 1/2 - 12)
  • Teen /Adult Gung Fu (ages 13 to adult)
  • Women's Kickboxing (ages teen-adult)
  • Private/small group self defense classes

Please read more about each of these classes by clicking the appropriate tab. We hope to see you in a class soon!


Black Tiger Academy
(831) 728-2251 | 548 C Main Street | Watsonville, California 95076