Des Moines, IA

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Farrell's Martial Arts Taekwondo and Judo

Farrell's Martial Arts is the only full time Taekwondo school in Des Moines and Waukee and the surrounding areas. The school offers training for kids four and older and adults with highly-qualified Black Belt instructors and a variety of convenient class times Monday - Saturday. Farrell's Martial Arts also offers Judo in our Des Moines Beaverdale location.


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5 Ways to Eliminate Holiday Stress

This holiday season, we challenge you to eliminate unnecessary stress. This is a time of year to be grateful for what you have, to give back, and to enjoy time spent with family and friends. Here are five ways to eliminate holiday-induced stress!

How to Keep a Cool Head

As a parent, we’re faced with daily frustrations and crazy moments. It’s completely normal and kids somehow just know how to push all the right buttons to get us fired up. So how do you keep a cool head when you feel like you're about to explode? Check out these tips!

Could My Child Have Anxiety?

One in eight children are affected by anxiety disorders. In general, it is very common for children to go through phases of anxiety, but those that have true anxiety disorders need more support and treatment to assure a productive and happy life. Check out our blog to learn the signs of possible anxiety disorders and how to seek help.

Instructor ProfileMeet Our Team

Ryan Bishop PhotoRyan Bishop, Head Waukee Instructor

Black Belt Since:
Instructor Since: 2008
Why Taekwondo: Taekwondo is not all about kicking and punching. I think of Taekwondo on more of the values that are taught here at Farrell’s such as self-discipline for your own actions, respect to everyone that you see and the perseverance one takes through practice of Martial Arts which is why I am blessed to be a part of something so special!

Master Bishop has lived in Des Moines, IA his whole life and couldn’t be in a happier place. His family put him in Farrell’s when he was just seven years old back in August of 1998 and he is very thankful of his mother and grandmother for putting him in something that he truly loves to do every day! Being a part of my students’ lives six days a week makes every day unique and also challenging for me but couldn’t be any happier anywhere else! In Master Bishop’s spare time, he loves to teach cardio kickboxing classes also located at Farrell’s, going to the gym as often as he can, going disc golfing and also loves weather, especially thunderstorms!




Location Info

Beaverdale School         Waukee School
2706 Beaver Ave.            215 N. Warrior Lane
Des Moines, IA 50310       Waukee, IA 50263
515-255-0095                  515-978-3000