Des Moines, IA

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Fri, Jul 28 2017
Parent's Night Out: Waukee
07:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Sat, Aug 5 2017
Farrell's All School Tournament!
10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

Farrell's Martial Arts Taekwondo and Judo

Farrell's Martial arts is the only full time Taekwondo school in Des Moines and Waukee. 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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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!

Posting as Parents

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Preparing Your Kids for Social Media

We talk a lot about bullying in the gym, such as how to handle a bully, how to get help, and other tips. What happens when the bully is online? Raising children in a digital world comes with a lot of questions. When is it appropriate to let my kids use social media? How do they handle online bullying, and more. Find answers in our latest post.

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