It’s time for Winter weather again. Actually, they are calling
for some bad weather in just a few days. The policy for our school is,
“don’t take chances”. If the weather specialist on the radio
or TV cautions against travel, we will be closed. We don’t anyone
to wreck their car or become injured coming to class.
You may look on this website or call the school number to inquire,




Recently Terry Middleton’s was voted #1 in the Kentuckiana area in the Martial Arts category. The contest was sponsored by local television station WLKY.

Terry Middleton’s is a four story Martial Arts school and is the only local school that offers Karate, Kickboxing, Boxing, and Mixed Martial Arts. Middleton’s is one of the oldest and biggest Martial Arts school in the United States starting in 1972. Terry’s school can offer tuition rates 1/2 to 1/3 of local financially struggling Karate shops and studios.

Terry started Karate in 1968, earned his Black Belt in 1971, and is now an 8th degree Black Belt Grandmaster. Terry was inducted into the American Martial Arts Alliance Hall of Fame in 2007 and the Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 2008.

Belt Promotion


Terry was promoted to 9th degree Black Belt in May of 2009 by the USA Martial Arts. Terry started Karate in 1968, became assistant instructor in 1969, and received his Black Belt in 1971 by the World Tae Kwon Do Association. New Albany saw its first Karate school when Terry opened his doors in 1972. The belted program is a unique blend of Karate, Kickboxing, Boxing, Aikido, Jujitsu, Tae Kwon Do, Kendo, and Judo.
Terry was the first to bring Kickboxing to this region in the 1970s. He was also first to offer a ladies Kickboxercise program. This class is a safe way to learn self defense, physical fitness, and great stress release. Terry’s boxing gym is the oldest operation in the Kentuckiana area that has hosted many champions. Terry was also inducted into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame as a “Pioneer” in the Martial Arts in April of 2009. Read More…