Iron Dragon Martial Arts A community martial arts center specializing in Taekwon-Do. We are located in Blackwell Square shopping center.

Iron Dragon Martial Arts was established in 2001. We have trained hundreds of children and adults in traditional martial arts techniques and philosophies.

We offer true Martial Arts training in Marietta, Georgia.

Traditional techniques with years of success for everyday awareness and fitness. Try our 6 week introduction program and see the difference!

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Building a stronger community, one student at a time.

Individual attention helps you develop the focus to be disciplined. You gain respect, confidence, self-esteem & leadership skills.

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Training Programs

Little Dragon - 4, 5 & 6-year old students

Dragon - Pick 2 days per week!

IRON - Train up to 5 days per week!

PLATINUM - Unlimited

Controlled Sparring Class - Weekly

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Our dojang is located in Blackwell Square, at the corner of Canton Road and Blackwell Road.


Our Tenets

Taekwondo teaches the foundation of good sportsmanship by teaching the five core tenets. Our students are instilled with respect for one's self and others as they train in a safe, family-oriented, drug free environment with positive role models.

  • Courtesy - Showing respect for yourself and others
  • Integrity - Honesty and truthfulness in all matters
  • Perseverance - Never giving up
  • Self-Control - Mastering our emotions and actions
  • Indomitable Spirit - Undefeatable attitude

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What are you waitng for? It is time to get started on your path to Black Belt. The sooner you take the first step, the sooner you will benefit from the physical and mental aspects of Martial Arts.

Grandmaster Mickens

Founder / Black Belt 9th Degree

Iron Dragon Martial Arts is proudly led by Grandmaster Mickens. He is a strong leader and under his watchful eyes many students have risen to black belt level.

He began training with his mentor, Grandmaster S. R. Moreland in 1976. He has earned black belts in TaeKwonDo, Hopkido & HoShinDo. Through the years he has won many local, Regional and National Championships including Grand Champion at the American International Tournament. Most recently he was inducted into the 2015 Korean Martial Arts Masters Hall of Fame. His goal is to share his vast knowledge and experience with every student. Starting with basic martial arts physical & mental techniques each student is taught at their own pace. With each achievement their foundation grows stronger and the addition of real world self-defense is added. Grandmaster Mickens believes in and lives by the tenets of martial arts. Parents share great appreciation for his mentoring spirit with their children where he shows patience, perseverance, preciseness, and kindness.

2015 Korean Martial Arts Masters Hall of Fame

Martial Arts training builds self-confidence and self-esteem. It also improves concentration which will lead to better self-discipline and focus which leads to improvements in school grades for children. Physical and mental fitness work together for improved balance, coordination, increased flexibility and many other benefits.

Prices ?

Our monthly dues and special family rates are the best in the area. Each additional family member lowers the rate. We don't have yearly contracts, you pay monthly as you train.


By practicing the tenants: Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self-Control, and Indomitable Spirit, our students become good role models and will set an example for others to follow. The true philosophy of martial arts is not only to have good physical condition but to also become an honorable human being. Martial arts training offers athletic activity that develops a combination of balance, coordination and flexibility while instilling a sense of self discipline that can carry over into all aspects of life. Everyone can benefit from martial arts training! Our practicing students, ages 4.5 - 74 encourage you to join them.

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The forms we teach are traditional International Taekwon-Do Federation forms. All Forms and techniques are taught to each individual student's potential and physical ability.

The Amazing IDMA Team

One of the esteemed Master Black Belt adults is always on the floor to lead and assist in class instruction. Through commitment, repetition, and individual mentoring, they work hard to bring out the individual best of each student.

Grand Master Mickens Instructor / Black Belt 9th Degree
Master Raper Instructor / Black Belt 6th Degree
Master Dyer Instructor / Black Belt 6th Degree
Master Opazo Instructor / Black Belt 6th Degree
Master Holloway Instructor / Black Belt 6th Degree
Master Rumley Instructor / Black Belt 4th Degree
Master Finch Instructor / Black Belt 4th Degree
Master Croft Instructor / Black Belt 4th Degree
Mark Cobb Instructor / Black Belt 3rd Degree
Georgia Cooper Instructor / Black Belt 2nd Degree
Gary Williams Asst. Instructor / Black Belt
Laurie Genevish Asst. Instructor / Black Belt
Scott Genevish Asst. Instructor / Black Belt
Sheryl Kennedy Asst. Instructor / Black Belt
Charles Gay Asst. Instructor / Black Belt

Our Training Programs

Our Little Dragon program is for students 4, 5 and 6 years of age. The classes are held on Tuesday and Thursday at 5:00 PM.

The Dragon program student may train 2 days per week and is ideal for the beginner as well as busy athletes. Choose 2 days from M, T, Th, F to train weekly.

The Iron program student may train up to 5 days per week. M, T, Th, F & 8:30am Saturday is also available.

On Wednesdays, we have Advanced Controlled Movement training. There are two class levels for qualified students. See manager for details.

The Platinum program for qualified advanced students, is an unlimited program that allows training in all classes.

We also occasionally have seminars. See the manager and/or posted flyers and check facebook for announcements of these seminars.

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We are located in the Blackwell Square shopping center at the NE corner of Canton Road and Blackwell Road. We are beside Cue's Billiards, and Behind the DW Campbell tire and auto service. You can use the map below for directions.

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You can also contact us by phone at: 678-354-0605 (If no answer, please leave a voice message) or stop by during our business hours (Monday-Friday 4:30-7:00PM & Saturday 8-10AM).

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Mission Statement

Iron Dragon Martial Arts, stands strong in our pursuit of excellence through the practical application of our tenets. More than just words, the tenets - Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self-Control, Indomitable Spirit - are the character traits that we, as an adjunct to the family, strive to instill in the hearts and minds of each student. We believe in commitment to the family, discipline through Martial Arts training, and service within our community. Iron Dragon Martial Arts' mission is to recognize the unique potential of each student, striving to instill in them a steadfast desire to achieve their personal best. Iron Dragon Martial Arts is building a stronger future, one student at a time.

Now is the time to begin your awesome journey on the path to Black Belt. Join us to feel the difference!

Nothing will give you more feeling of accomplishment than earning a Black Belt. Earning it, proves that you can do anything. It proves that you have perseverance, dedication, consistency, and leadership. It takes practice, endurance, and preparation. You have earned it - Wear it with both pride and humility. Remember, the journey of a true martial artist never ends. Earning a black belt is just the beginning.