Des Moines, IA

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Sat, Feb 25 2017
Saturday Specialty Classes: Kicking Class
All day event
Mon, Feb 27 2017
Black Belt Testing Classes Begin
All day event

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Farrell's Martial Arts Blog

Breaking the Habit: Picky Eaters

We’ve all been there. Waiting an hour for your child to eat three bites. Listening to the never-ending, “I don’t want that, I want chicken fingers.” Hearing, “I’m full” after a few bites of food. Welcome to life with a picky eater! Check out our tips on how to break the habits of these picky eaters.

Teaching Love & Compassion

For the first part of their lives, and the most important part developmentally, they observe us parents. What we say and how we act is observed and many times mimicked by our children. Establishing a strong foundation of love and compassion is important for our children. To learn that it’s okay to be different, have different opinions, and to respectfully agree or disagree.

Making Time For Family

It seems to be getting more and more difficult to set aside time for family. Most households today have two working parents, a full calendar of activities and events for kids and work and endless errands to run. Life just seems to move faster, so how do you find time for family? Check out our list of 5 ways to make more time for family.

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!




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