Boxing/kickboxing gym

located on
Broad Street in Murfreesboro

The Bushido School of Karate (BSK) opened in Murfreesboro, TN. in 1973, making it the first martial arts school in Murfreesboro, and one of the first in middle TN! Now, with two locations in Murfreesboro, the Bushido School of Karate is recognized as Murfreesboro’s largest and most complete private martial arts training facility. The Bushido School of Karate has won the Better Business Bureau’s Torch Award for business ethics, the Daily News Journal’s Ruthie award and the Rutherford Parent award over 20 times! The Bushido School of Karate currently has a A+++ rating with the Better Business Bureau. In the world of boxing and full contact kickboxing, the Bushido School of Karate has produced 2 world ranked fighters, 5 state champions, 2 regional champions, one US champion and one North American Champion. Fighters from BSK have fought internationally, including Holland, France and Canada, as well as all across the US. At Champion’s Corner Boxing Gym, you will be trained by ring veterans who have competed on a world class level!
Founder, Owner, Boxing Coach

Bill Taylor

Coach Bill Taylor is a 7th degree Black Belt in Wado Ryu karate (traditional karate) and has been training in martial arts for 48 years (2021). After earning a Black Belt in 1978, Coach Taylor became interested in competing in full contact karate. In order to improve hand techniques for kickboxing, Coach Taylor began boxing with Sheriff Fate Thomas’ boxing team in 1979. Taylor was coached by Olympic Bronze medal winner, and professional middle weight veteran Clint Jackson. Other notable pugilists training with Taylor at the gym were Jerome Coffee, Don Morgan, Billy Collins, Mike McCallum and future World Champion, Johnny Bumpas. Coach Taylor traveled to Atlanta, GA in order to train with famed trainer Asa Gordon. Asa Gordon trained World Champions Bill Wallace, Jerry Rhome, Jerry Trimble and US Champion, Richard Jackson. Asa’s gym was sometimes visited by future World Heavyweight boxing champion, and Atlanta native, Evander Holyfield. Competing in full contact karate from 1980-1988, Coach Taylor compiled a record of 24-6, with 7 kos. He attained World rankings at both bantamweight and flyweight. At one time Coach Taylor has been World ranked by all of the major kickboxing sanctioning bodies; PKA, ISKA, KICK, and WKA. Murfreesboro native, Thomas “The Undertaker” Chesterfield, also trained under Coach Taylor. Chesterfield won the ISKA United States welterweight title as well as the KICK North American welterweight title, in addition to his World ranking. Co-trainer Sam Youree won the TN Light heavyweight Title out of the Murfreesboro gym. Champion’s Corner has a rich history of producing some of the best kickboxers in the World!

Boxing Coach

Paul Caruthers

Paul Caruthers is a 2nd degree black belt in Wado Ryu karate, 2nd degree black belt in Taekwondo and 1st degree black belt in Shorin Ryu Karate. Paul is also an instructor at Bill Taylor’s Bushido School of Karate. He began his martial arts training in 1991 and soon after boxing and kickboxing under the tutelage of World contender Bill Taylor and Sam Youree. As an amateur Paul amassed a full contact record of 5 wins and 0 losses along with numerous point karate championships.
Cardio Kickboxing Coach

Jennifer Taylor

Jennifer Taylor is a second degree black belt in Wado Ryu and brown belt in Iaido swordsmanship. She is also a multiple traditional karate tournament champion. She holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Middle Tennessee State University in education. Jennifer holds certifications in group exercise and sport yoga as well. She enjoys all types of exercise including kickboxing, running, biking, and swimming. Jennifer actively participates in marathons, local running races, and half Ironmans. She enjoys teaching others the correlation of nutrition and performance. If Coach Jen can’t get you excited about getting in shape, no one can!

About Us

Our Gym Benefits


Every time you participate in a “coached” boxing class, you will be coached by a ring veteran who has experienced the thrill and intensity of ring combat. Your coaches arenot “certification coaches”, who are allowed to teach boxing, but have never boxed. Your coaches earned the right to coach and teach their craft in the ring!


Boxing and kickboxing workouts use every muscle in your body! Flexibility will increase, cardio vascular endurance will improve, and strength will increase. All of these improvements will happen at your pace. Modifications are always given for beginners, and everyone is welcome to take a break when needed. Sparing is always optional. “Muscle and Fitness Magazine” rate cardio kickboxing as the #1 calorie burning workout, at over 800 calories burned an hour!


After enrollment, Coach Taylor or Coach Caruthers will take you through a workout to show you how to use all of the equipment. You will receive training on how to wrap your hands, speed bag work, using the timer, double end bag, and have all of your questions answered. As you get comfortable in the gym, come up with the workout system that works best for your needs.


Our all inclusive pricing is extremely affordable! Membership includes professional quality bag gloves, ball bearing leather jump rope, hand wraps and Champion's Corner T shirt! Monthly fees start at $129/month!

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