At Finney's Tiger Rock, we have a passion for martial arts - and that doesn't end on the mat. Our mission is to teach students to be strong athletes and good citizens through martial arts.
We strive to lead active, high-energy, fun classes that promote the fundamentals and proper techniques of TaeKwonDo along with good sportsmanship and a sense of community. We take enormous pride in watching our students grow on and off the mat and nothing makes us happier than to see the students foster new friendships and create their own communities.
Our lessons alternate between two cycles - competition and tactical. Competition focuses on growing through competitive activities, and our students have the opportunity to compete at the district, national, and worlds levels. In tactical cycle, we focus on real-life, self defense drills.
Our instructor team is comprised of adult certified instructors, many who have achieved high-rank black belt (4th degree or higher), and our honors and leadership instructor program of students age 7-15, who assist our certified instructors.
We work hard to give our students the best experience every time they step onto the mat, and we are honored and humbled to have the faith of so many families in our community.
Nikki Finney's passion for martial arts began nearly three decades ago. She has a Master Level rank of 6th Degree Blackbelt and is a certified instructor in TaeKwonDo. She is also certified in teaching children with ADHD, a Personal Safety Instructor and Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Mrs. Finney is honored to have Senior Grand Master Art Monroe as her head instructor. Mr. Monroe is one of the founders of Tiger-Rock Martial Arts International. Mrs. Finney is a University of South Florida graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with an undergraduate certification in Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Troy Finney began his journey in martial arts 20 years ago after meeting Mrs. Finney. He has earned the rank of 3rd Degree Level 4 Black Belt and is a certified instructor in TaeKwonDo. Other ranks and recognitions include Tactical Master Instructor and a Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Mr. Finney has earned his bachelor’s degree in Emergency and Disaster Management at American Military University where he was inducted into an Honor Society Fraternity and has an undergraduate certification in Homeland Security.