Who Are We…
Black Dragon was established in 2003 and is registered with the U.S. International TaeKwon-Do Federation (USITF). The USITF is the official governing body for the International TaeKwon-Do Federation and all standards of teaching is set by them. Black Dragon is also a registered member of the Midwest Association of Professional Martial Artists (MAPMA)
All Black Dragon Instructors are fully certified through the USITF, have many years of training and teaching experience along with being fully insured. Under Black Dragon’s certified and trained instructors, students are tested and can achieve higher level rankings that are nationally and internationally recognized.
Black Dragon teaches the art of TaeKwon-Do including Pattern’s, Sparring, Board Breaking and Self Defense, along with Judo, Ground Defense, Stick Patterns, Stick Defense, Women's Self Defense & Senior Programs as well. The arts teaches discipline, self-awareness and helps with self-confidence. Tournaments, seminars & performances are also offered to compliment the student’s growth and development.
We shall endeavor to make sure each student succeeds in accomplishing their goals and the goals set for them by Black Dragon TKD and the ITF.
What We Believe In…
At Black Dragon we are committed to the best interest of each student in their training, values, physical fitness, self-respect, and the respect of others. We are committed to the safety of all our students and teach that the martial arts shall only be used for body conditioning, self-defense, tournaments and enjoyment of the art.
TaeKwon-Do is the world's most popular martial art in terms of the number of practitioners. TaeKwon is loosely translated as "foot and hand". The "Do" of TaeKwon-Do is the "art" in which the techniques are studied, practiced & mastered. Therefore, "TaeKwon-Do" being the Art of Foot & Hand. Also, "Do" is translated as "the Way", which are the values in which we live by as a martial artist that carries over into our personal lives. Value’s such as Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self Control and Indomitable Spirit.
Mark Murray III Degree, USITF/ITF, MAPMA
All Instructor’s are USITF Certified Black Belt’s and have gone thru many years of training in the art of TaeKwon-Do. The Founder/Head Instructor is also a certified instructor and member of the Midwest Association of Professional Martial Artists (MAPMA).
Pictured: (L-R): Assistant Noah Morgan 1st Degree, Assistant Nick Abraham 1st Degree, Assistant Instructor Chris Abraham 1st Degree, Assistant Instructor Nick Morgan 2nd Degree, Lead Instructor Pete Thelander 2nd Degree & Founder/Head Instructor Mark Murray 3rd Degree.