Black Dragon TaeKwon-Do


Michigan State Rep USITF / ITF

    Master Instructor Terry Batch VIII Dan, USITF/ITF

      Cheif Instructor Emily Batch V Dan, USITF/ITF


    Master Instructor Terry Batch of Batch TaeKwon-Do,Midland MI.,  is also the Michigan State Representative for the USITF/ITF (United States International TaeKwon-Do Federation) in which Black Dragon TKD is a certified member. Master Batch is also an 8th Degree Black Belt in TaeKwon-Do, an Internationally Certified Instructor and a Class A International Umpire, as well as the owner and president of Batch TaeKwon-Do Training Centers in Midland, MI..

   Chief Instructor Emily Batch is a 5th Degree Black Belt in TaeKwon-Do and also holds International Instructor certification and is certified as a Class A International Umpire.

   The husband and wife teaching team has taught for over 37 years in the Saginaw Valley area, beginning as instructors at Delta College in 1970 when TaeKwon Do was new to the United States.

    As pioneer's to the art, they have been leaders in bringing TaeKwon-Do to their community and many others. In 1971 they began teaching at the Midland Community Center and founded TaeKwon-Do Training Centers, the first martial art instruction offered in the city of Midland. In 1984, when Master Terry Batch obtained his 4th Degree Black Belt; he was only the 66th person to do so in the International TaeKwon-Do Federation. They each also hold Black Belt ranks TaeKwon-Do Training Centers, United States Tae Kwon-Do Federation, United States International TaeKwon-Do Federation and The International TaeKwon Do Federation.

    As a master martial artist, Master Terry Batch is best known for his innovative board breaking demonstrations, often showcasing unprecedented new breaks. Emily is known for creating a women’s self-defense program designed to teach simple, easy to learn techniques that can save lives. Both Terry and Emily are award-winning performers of patterns and sparring, exhibiting speed, agility, grace, and power.



    Both Terry and Emily have trained with Grand Master Choi Jung
Hwa (son of General Choi, the creator of Tae Kwon Do) and
with many of the world’s top Master Instructors.

    Master Terry Batch received personal invitations from the late
Grand Master General Choi Hong Hi himself; “The Father of
Tae Kwon Do”, training with him, an honor few experience.


    In 2004, Master Terry Batch was honored by being inducted into
the Midland County Sports Hall of Fame; the first martial artist
ever to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
You can visit the display at the Midland Civic Ice Arena.



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