"An amazing experience." We transform kids into leaders full of discipline and focus. We help adults get fit and safe, fast. And we do it with FUN classes, amazing community, and action-packed martial arts. Try us risk-free today. Start your journey to a better you with the best martial arts training in Des Moines.
Best kids and adults martial arts center in Des Moines. See why the residents of Des Moines will love our martial arts classes for their kids. You’ll love our fun and friendly Taekwondo community and its members
I opened my martial arts school here in Des Moines with a simple mission: Help our community get safer, and stronger — inside and out. For over 75 years, Taekwondo have helped millions of people become their best selves. As you master the techniques, train hard, form bonds with your Des Moines classmates — you transform on the inside too. Your confidence grows. Your focus grows. Your discipline grows. You’re able to achieve more in your day-to-day life.
Kids do better in school and find it easier to make friends and socialize. Adults focus more intently on their careers, relationships, and family. And knowing that you have the skills to keep you and your loved ones safe gives peace of mind. We’re committed to our community, and to you. Come try us out and get a FREE WEEK of classes and see for yourself today why we are the best in town!
Your starting fitness and skill levels don’t matter – as long as you put in the effort in every class, you’ll see results.
When you step out of your comfort zone in our classes, you allow space for unshakable confidence to grow.
Mindfulness practices don’t go away when you step off the mat. The skills you gain in class flow into everything you do.
Most frequent questions and answers about our Martial Arts Programs
Not at all! Des Moines men, women, and children of all fitness levels come to us, whether it’s for kids or adult martial arts. Come as you are!
Some of our top students were unfit and uncoordinated at first. Now they’re performing techniques they never dreamed possible. The confidence they gained realizing what they were capable of is the biggest gift of the process.
All you have to do is show up. We’ll take care of the rest.
That is up to you! If you need some ‘me time’ — go grab a coffee and relax. Your child is in great hands. If you’d like to stay and observe, you’re welcome to do that as well, and make friends with the other parents. We’ve got a great community here in our Des Moines martial arts school and can’t wait for you to become part of it.
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Bullies are rooted in insecurity and fear. But our Des Moines kids martial arts classes grow confidence, focus, and respect. And our group training builds positive social skills and confidence. So long story short: No! Your child won’t become a bully, and there are no bullies in our classes either!
There is no real answer for this! And we’d urge you to be cautious of any school that gives you one. The truth is, the path to black belt is a deeply personal and individual journey. Some folks have natural talent and practice hard every day. Other people need to spend more time building coordination and fitness.
It’s not about getting to black belt. It’s about you becoming a better version of yourself along the way. As you train, overcome obstacles, make friends, find support — you’ll become a stronger you, inside and out.
And our instructors here at Bishops Elite Martial Arts Academy Des Moines are committed to you every step.
No way! Some folks come to us who have never exercised in their lives. Others have athlete-levels of fitness. That’s the beauty of martial arts — everyone starts at the same place. And although you’re in a group setting, you’re on your own personal journey. Some people advance faster than others. Every pace is okay. There’s no ego here in our Des Moines kids and adult martial arts classes. Just support and positivity.
For your first martial arts class here at Bishops Elite Martial Arts Academy of Des Moines — you’ll only need a few things: Comfy clothes, a water bottle, and an open mind.
It’s perfectly natural to be nervous your first time too. Happens to everyone! As soon as you see how kind and welcoming our community here is, that will disappear.
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