3717A Nameoki Road
Granite City, IL. 62040

Master Roland Murdock has 40 plus years of martial arts training and experience. He began his martial arts training in 1972 in the small town of Harmony North Carolina. He entered the military in 1976 where he began formal training in Buddha-Kwon Karate and earned his brown belt. In 1980 he began to study Soong Moo Kwan Taekwondo earning his Second Degree Black Belt and opened his first Martial Arts School. From 1988 through 1992 he was actively involved with the Professional Kickboxing Commission (PKC) where he won the title of South Carolina State Light Welterweight Kickboxing Champion. In 1994 he joined the American Taekwondo Association (ATA) where he is now a Sixth Degree Black Belt Master Instructor with Eight World Championship Titles. Master Murdock runs a full time ATA school in Granite City Illinois. He believes the martial arts saved his life. It transformed me into a better person. I think I am called to help save the lives of others through martial arts training. In my opinion there are many practitioners of martial arts, but few Martial Artist. True Martial Artist will learn to not only control the physical aspects of their bodies but also their minds. A true discovery of personal ATTITUDE. It is your attitude that controls your thoughts, and your thoughts ultimately controls your actions.

Watch your Thoughts, they become Words
Watch your Words, they become Actions
Watch your Actions, they become Habits
Watch your Habits, they become Character
Watch your Character, for it becomes your Destiny

Turn your thoughts and conservations around to be more positive and power packed with Faith, Hope, Love and Action. The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settle for. Don’t be afraid to believe that you can have what you want and deserve.

Training in Martial Arts can be one of the most rewarding things you may ever experience in life.
Call us today at 618-452-5425 and experience it for yourself or a loved one.



My name is Amanda Cunningham. I am a mother, licensed hair stylist, 4 th degree black belt in taekwondo, and a certified instructor. I have been training in taekwondo for over 11 years. State champ 2011,13, 14, 15, 16. District champ in 2015 and 16. I love teaching everyone. Taekwondo has changed my life for the better. What I want is to help others change their life for the better.