Iron Dragon Martial Arts Established in 2001 as a community martial arts center. We specialize in traditional Taekwon-Do technique and philosophies.

IDMA is located in Blackwell Square shopping center where we have trained hundreds of children and adults. Try our 6-week starter package!

We offer true Martial Arts training in Marietta, Georgia.

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

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Each student is an individual!

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

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Training Programs

Little Dragon - 4, 5 & 6-year old

Basic - Pick 2 days per week!

Dragon - Pick 3 days per week!

IRON - Train up to 5 days per week!

PLATINUM - Unlimited

Advanced Controlled Movement - Weekly

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

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Our Tenets

By practicing the tenants: Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self-Control, and Indomitable Spirit, our students become good role models that set an example for others to follow. The true philosophy of martial arts is not only to have good physical condition but to become an honorable human being. Martial arts training offers athletic activity that develops focus with a combination of balance, coordination and flexibility while instilling a sense of self-respect and discipline that will carry over into all aspects of life. Everyone benefits from martial arts training! Our students range in ages 4 – 74 and challenge you to join them.

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

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
Benefits

Martial Arts training builds focus ability, self-confidence and self-esteem as it improves concentration and self-discipline leading to improved school grades. The physical and mental fitness work together for improved balance, coordination, increased flexibility and many other health benefits.

Prices ?

Our monthly fee and special family rates are the best in the area. No long-term contract required, pay on 1st of each month you plan to train.

Tenets

By practicing the tenants: Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self-Control, and Indomitable Spirit, our students become good role models that 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 coordination with balance and flexibility while instilling a sense of self-respect and discipline that carries over into all aspects of life. Everyone can benefit from martial arts training! Our practicing students, ages 4 - 74 encourage you to join them.

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Forms

We teach traditional forms from the Encyclopedia of Taekwon-Do and have been in practice for many, many years. All forms and techniques are taught to each individual student's potential and physical ability.

The Amazing IDMA Team

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

Grand Master Mickens Instructor / Black Belt 9th Degree
Master Raper Instructor / Black Belt 6th Degree
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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 5th Degree
Master Finch Instructor / Black Belt 5th Degree
Master Croft Instructor / Black Belt 4th Degree
Jacob Jennings Instructor / Black Belt
Sheryl Kennedy Asst. Instructor / Black Belt
Gary Williams Asst. Instructor / Black Belt
Scott Genevish Asst. Instructor / Black Belt
Laurie Genevish Asst. Instructor / Black Belt
Mark Cobb Instructor / Black Belt 3rd Degree
Georgia Cooper Instructor / Black Belt 2nd Degree
Charles Gay Asst. Instructor / Black Belt

Our Training Programs

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

The Basic: student may train 2 days per week which is ideal for the beginner as well as busy athletes.

The Dragon: student may train 3 days per week and two Saturday 8:30 am classes per month.

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

Wednesday is 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.

Visit Us

Leave us a note below or stop by to visit (best: M, T, Th, F 4:30 – 7PM).

IDMA 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 Goodyear tire and auto service. See the map below for directions.

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You can always contact us by phone at: 678-354-0605, if no answer, please leave a voice message. I return all calls!

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Mission Statement

Iron Dragon Martial Arts' mission is to recognize the unique potential of each student as we strive to bring out a steadfast desire to achieve their personal best. We stand strong in our pursuit of individual excellence as we teach the practical application of martial arts through fitness and the tenets. Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self-Control, Indomitable Spirit, are more than just words they are the character traits that we, as an adjunct to your family, strive to instill in the hearts and minds of each student. The martial art physical techniques and mental fitness drills always build better discipline with focus. We are committed to your success!


Iron Dragon Martial Arts is building a stronger community with a future, one student at a time.

Start today on your awesome path! The journey to Black Belt. Join us and 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. Once 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.