Tiger Martial Arts, LLC has been teaching Uechi Ryu Karate, self defense and kids character education on Whidbey Island since 2005.

Starting with Little Tigers at 4 & 5 years old


When kids get to orange belt they can apply for the Black Belt Club – a leadership group that works on weapons training, demonstrations and teaching others.

We study Uechi Ryu karate which is an Okinawan style. Sensei Wendi is a 6th degree black belt, Renshi (master instructor) who has been studying Uechi Ryu for 24 years – teaching for 23 of them!

In our children’s program we start with Little Tigers for 4 & 5yr olds. They learn basic karate moves as they learn focus and self control.

In the kids program (6-13yr olds), students learn Uechi Ryu karate, self defense and our children’s character education program. Students must learn their karate moves and history along with required acts of kindness to earn rank. Under 16 yrs old students earn a jr. Black Belt.

Our Adult program teaches traditional Uechi Ryu and self defense. We help you achieve your black belt goals. Our classes are informative, safe and fun.

First class is always free.

We teach the SSL way – Sweating, Smiling and Learning!
Kids learn focus, balance, self control, confidence and much more on their way to Black Belt Excellence!
Sensei Wendi Barker earns her 6th degree black belt and Renshi title 3/20.
3/26/22 – Sensei Wendi and students with George Mattson at the Florida Winterfest
3/26/22 winterfest group