Milan Tae Kwon Do is officially closed as of December 1, 2020. Unfortunately, after nearly a year of forced closures, MTKD was unable to continue functioning. Best wishes to the hundreds of students that trained with us since 1997. Keep kicking, and keep making a positive influence on your community and the world.
Milan Tae Kwon Do was established August 5th, 1997 in the back room of a flower shop on Dexter Street. Master Russell Gale started with ten students and within six months had outgrown the space in
the flower shop. The studio was moved to the Milan Plaza (near Kroger), and continued to grow. In 1999, the studio was moved to Main Street where it is currently located. When the studio opened up on
Main Street, Master Dykes started to train at Milan Tae Kwon Do as a 6th Geup (green belt). Master Dykes earned his 1st Dan in 2001, and started to teach students at every opportunity. In 2005,
Master Tanya Panizzo was added as a partner to the program. In 2006, Master Gale & Master Panizzo opened a studio in Plymouth called Midwest Tae Kwon Do. In May of 2011, Master Dykes assumed full
responsibility as Head Instructor at Milan Tae Kwon Do, and completely took over ownership of the studio in September of the same year. Since its inception in 1997, Milan Tae Kwon Do has promoted
many students to the rank of black belt, has contributed to the community, and has encouraged countless students to become productive members of society.
Milan Tae Kwon Do has always adhered to the Chung Do Kwan style of Tae Kwon Do, and has followed the policies of World Tae Kwon Do. All of the black belts at Milan Tae Kwon Do are internationally certified through the World Tae Kwon Do Headquarters located at the Kukkiwon in Seoul, South Korea.