Des Moines, IA

Benefits of Martial Arts

Martial Arts (Taekwondo and Judo) are both known for being an excellent aerobic exercise, but they are also competitive Olympic sports and practical systems of self-defense. Students can expect to benefit from a wide range of mental and physical characteristics by making the teachings of either of these martial arts a regular part of their lives. Taekwondo and Judo both emphasizes moral development as well and children can learn respect for themselves and others. Children and adult students can expect to gain heightened concentration, increased self-discipline and self-control, and strength and muscle tone.

Farrell's Martial Arts provides quality instruction and service in Des Moines and Waukee with a view toward the overall health and well-being of every student. Our philosophy ensures that learning will take place in a safe, nurturing environment. We care about our students, families, and staff, and we provide a supportive environment for learning and personal growth.

Through Taekwondo and or Judo training a student can expect benefit in the following:

  • Self discipline
  • Ability to focus
  • Improved flexibility and coordination
  • Self defense skills
  • Increased respect for self and others
  • Leadership skills
  • Goal setting and achievement
  • Stress management



Family-Oriented Martial Arts Instruction

Respect, trust and open communication are the foundations of strong families. Taekwondo training promotes values such as honesty, courtesy, loyalty, and cooperation. Each is an essential component in maintaining a good family structure.

It is one of the most beautiful things in the world to watch parents and children training side by side. Parents glow at their children's accomplishments like the execution of a good side kick, or the breaking of their first board. The greater satisfaction, however, comes the bond of love, friendship, understanding and respect that develops between parent and child. Both parents and children share in each others hardships and accomplishments. Parents feel younger, healthier, and greatly fulfilled, and their children become more mature, confident, and well-behaved.


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We wanted to let you know how much we appreciate everything you do for Mason. We don't stop to tell you often enough how much you are truly appreciated and what an impact you have had on him. We can't get past the things he is initiating at school like applying to read the announcements for the school each morning and volunteering to go down to help younger students read in the mornings. For his recent "reward" at school that he earned for good behavior he asked his teacher if he could read to the kindergarten class instead of getting a toy. He is a different kid than last year. We are so proud!

Also, we have also switched some things around in his schedule and have been coming to sparring on Wednesdays the past few weeks and he LOVES it. He is much more confident. We are thrilled that is going better for him.

Just wanted to share, as it is good to hear the substantial impact you have made.


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