Des Moines, IA

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Fri, Aug 18 2017
Black Belt Meeting
06:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Sat, Aug 19 2017
Class in the grass/Hog Roast!
10:00 AM to 02:00 PM
Sat, Aug 26 2017
Saturday Specialty Classes: Kicking Class
All day event
Sat, Aug 26 2017
Last day of summer reading program!
All day event
Mon, Aug 28 2017
Black Belt Cycle Starts!
06:15 PM to 07:00 PM
Tue, Aug 29 2017
Little Dragons Belt Promotions
05:30 PM to 06:00 PM
Sat, Sep 2 2017
Saturday Specialty Classes: Forms
All day event
Sat, Sep 2 2017
Black Belt Class in WKE
12:30 PM to 02:30 PM
Mon, Sep 4 2017
All day event

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 students 4+ with highly-qualified 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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Why Do My Kids Lie?

From tall tales to white lies, dishonesty is a natural part of a child’s development. Children learn to lie for different reasons at different ages (or stages) of life. It’s perfectly normal in most cases and harmless. Learn why kids lie at different stages.

The Tween Transition

If you have a tween in your household, you’ve probably been exposed to some serious attitude and mood changes. One second they love you and the next they are acting like you’re just some stranger that doesn’t understand anything. Learn how to alleviate the bad attitude with these tween tips!

Promoting Passion

Being passionate provides natural joy and drive. Passion isn’t something that just drops in our laps (for most of us at least) and tends to change throughout life through experiences and exposure. Learn how to help your child develop passion with these tips!

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