Des Moines, IA

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Parenting a Strong-Willed Child

Parenting at every stage of life is a little bit of a roller coaster. When children learn independence and want to take charge (a.k.a. strong-willed children), parenting can feel like a constant battleground. Check out our tips on how to raise a strong-willed child.


We are anticipating holding all TKD classes at both locations as normal tonight. The sidewalks and parking lots are still a bit icy, so please be careful and use your best judgement.

If it is necessary to cancel any classes, we will post it on this website, on our Facebook page, and via email.

The Giving Spirit

How do you go about teaching your children about giving? The best method is to lead by example, and as we all know, memories hold stronger when we are actively participating. Check out our list of ideas to get in the giving spirit!

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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