Courtesy. Integrity. Perseverance. Self-Control. Indomitable Spirit

At Black Dragon Martial Arts, we dedicate our lives to the Tenets of Taekwondo. These principles help guide us throughout our training and daily lives.

Our martial arts studio focuses on providing a safe, welcoming and family-oriented atmosphere for all looking to learn and enjoy martial arts. Whether you enroll your child in our After School program or are looking to learn more about self-defense and Taekwondo, individuals of all ages and skill level are welcome here.

When you join the Black Dragon Martial Arts family, you are exactly that — a family member. You will never be another student or a number. At our studio, you will be treated with the utmost respect as you begin your Taekwondo journey.

A World Taekwondo Federation Studio in Murfreesboro, TN

We practice Traditional and Olympic Style Taekwondo, and are part of the World Taekwondo Federation, USA Taekwondo, and the Amateur Athletic Union of Taekwondo. These partnerships and associations help us provide each student with the knowledge, training, and experience they need as a life-long Taekwondo practitioner. To ensure the quality of our martial arts education and lifestyle, every Black Dragon Martial Arts student that reaches the rank of black belt (and beyond) is certified directly through the World Taekwondo Federation located in Seoul, South Korea.
No matter your skill or experience level, our experienced instructors will ensure that your martial arts experience is educational, fun, and one-of-a-kind!

Meet Our Instructors

Marty Dunkerson

Mr. Marty is a 4th degree black belt certified under the Kukkiwon in South Korea. He has been training in martial arts since 1991, and has had opportunities to continually cross train in various styles of martial arts including Hapkido, Kickboxing, Kajukenfu and Jiu Jitsu. In addition, he has vast experience in ITF and WTF (Kukkiwon) Taekwondo. Mr. Marty has been teaching and coaching children for over 10 years, and thoroughly enjoys watching their talents grow and flourish.

Beth Dunkerson

Ms. Beth is a 4th degree black belt certified under the Kukkikwon in South Korea. Beth has practiced martial arts for over 25 years in styles such as Wado-Ryu, ITF and WTF (Kukkiwon) Taekwondo. She graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a degree in Secondary Education.

Nick Cotellese

Mr. Nick is a 4th degree black belt certified under the Kukkiwon in South Korea. He has been studying Taekwondo since 1984. Nick has competed in tournaments all over the United States and is a 7-time Tennessee State Champion and 3-time national medalist. Nick’s passion is coaching dedicated martial arts athletes and has been coaching since 2000. Mr. Nick has also trained in Kumdo (Kendo).

Adam Johnson

Mr. Adam is a 3rd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and has taught children for the past five years. He started training when he was thirteen years old and has trained under multiple disciplines including Judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Adam was a forms and sparring national medalist in 2010. His passion is self-defense based martial arts practice, valuing nonviolent conflict resolution.

Visit Our Studio Today

We are conveniently located at 242 Warrior Drive in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. We look forward to meeting you and getting you and your family started on the worthwhile journey of learning Taekwondo.