Best Martial Arts School in Des Moines

"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.

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Best kids and adults martial arts center in Des Moines. See why Families From Des Moines will love our fun and friendly martial arts classes for their kids!!

Preschool Martial Arts
in Des Moines

Fun fitness builds motor skills and coordination. Group games & activities grow positive social skills. Caring instructors provide mentorship & guidance. If you have a preschool aged child here in Des Moines, prepare to be amazed with our martial arts classes.

Kids Martial Arts
in Des Moines

Get ready to see your child grow. Our kids martial arts classes build character. Every fun, action-packed class grows focus, discipline, confidence, and respect. Watch as your child transforms, becoming their best selves. There's no other Des Moines kids martial arts program like it.

Kids Jiu Jitsu
in Des Moines

Grappling skills build real-world self-defense. Fun group games & activities build positive social skills. Practicing & training to advance in belts builds focus, drive, and discipline. These Des Moines kids martial arts classes won't just get your child fit & strong - they'll grow tools for success in life.

Teen Martial Arts
in Des Moines

Let's grow your teen's confidence, discipline, focus, and respect in our amazing Des Moines teen martial arts classes. Passionate instructors guide your teen to becoming their best selves. And at the same time, your child will get fitter, stronger, more focused, more disciplined, and ready to take on life.

Teen Jiu Jitsu
in Des Moines

"I can't believe the transformation." After just a few of our Des Moines teen Jiu Jitsu classes - you'll see the difference in your child. Respect, confidence, social skills, fitness and focus start growing right away. Amazing instructors give your teen a trustworthy ally to their growth & success.

Adult Martial Arts
in Des Moines

Let's get you fit, fast. And give you real-world tactics to keep you safe. Our adult martial arts classes here in Des Moines are so fun they're addicting. Our amazing community of kind men & women welcomes you. Friendships are born in every class. And your confidence will soar as you accomplish so much, so fast.

Adult Jiu Jitsu
in Des Moines

Most fights end up on the ground. To protect yourself, there's no martial art more powerful than Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. These adult martial arts classes teach you grappling skills that even work against much larger opponents. Make friends, get fit, and grow your confidence as you master these Des Moines adult BJJ classes.

Adult Mixed Martial Arts
in Des Moines

Grappling? Check. Striking? Check. Our Des Moines adult mixed martial arts classes give you the most well-rounded self-defense you can find. You'll grow stronger, faster, more agile. All while having a ton of fun and making friends in every class. Come try it now.

Birthday Parties
in Des Moines

Get ready for a birthday party so awesome, your child will beg to come back. Our Des Moines birthday parties are perfect for kids with OR without any martial arts training. If your child loves to have fun - and you love to relax as we handle all the hard work - then this is for you.

Summer Camp
in Des Moines

Let’s give your child the summer of their lives. Amazing, enthusiastic staff. Action-packed games & activities. Every day here is an adventure. Click now to discover why parents and kids call us the #1 Summer Camp in Des Moines.

After School Program
in Des Moines

Discover the #1 After School Program in Des Moines. Fun fitness & groovy games burn that extra energy. Quiet focus time lets kids put their heads down and get to it. And our amazing instructors are there for them every step of the way.

why CHOOSE Bishops Elite Martial Arts Academy[SCHOOL NAME]?

We opened our martial arts school here in Des Moines with a simple mission: Help our community get safer, and stronger — inside and out. For thousands of years, martial arts has 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 with our amazing web special and see for yourself, today.

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It's the will. Not the skill.

Build Self-Discipline

Your starting fitness and skill levels don’t matter – as long as you put in the effort in every class, you’ll see results.

Gain Confidence

When you step out of your comfort zone in our classes, you allow space for unshakable confidence to grow.

Improve Focus

Mindfulness practices don’t go away when you step off the mat. The skills you gain in class flow into everything you do.

About our programs

Preschool Martial Arts
in Des Moines

The earlier your child builds their balance, coordination, and motor skills - the better. Our Des Moines preschool kids martial arts classes are amazing for this and more. Kids also build social skills through group training, and get powerful mentorship from our amazing instructors.

Kids Martial Arts
in Des Moines

Would you like your child to grow their Focus, confidence, discipline, and sense of respect? Then our Des Moines kids martial arts classes are for you. We've helped so many families in our community. We'd love to help you too. We get your child off their screens, and do powerful fitness & self-defense to make their bodies & minds as strong as can be.

Kids Jiu Jitsu
in Des Moines

After just 1 class... You'll see why parents and kids here rave about these Des Moines kids Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes. Parents are shocked as your child develops focus, respect, confidence. Kids love making friends, and the exciting fitness & training. Get started today, risk-free.

Teen Martial Arts
in Des Moines

Our Des Moines teen martial arts classes help your child grow into the confident, strong person they're capable of becoming. Teens need guidance and community to become their best selves. They need fitness to let out stress & stay healthy. And they need to know how to protect themselves should the need arise. We've got you covered on all fronts.

Teen Jiu Jitsu
in Des Moines

Our Des Moines teen BJJ classes have some parents in shock. They can't believe the focus, discipline, respect, and fitness their child achieves - fast. Teens need the right community & mentorship to flourish. Let's empower your teen today.

Adult Martial Arts
in Des Moines

Amazing community? Check. Action-packed, body-toning fitness? Check. Life-saving martial arts? Check. Our Des Moines adult martial arts classes make you stronger - inside and out. As your body transforms, so does your mind. That's the thousands-year-old secret of martial arts.

Adult Jiu Jitsu
in Des Moines

Even if you're out of shape... and have never trained in martial arts in your entire life... You will love these Des Moines adult Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes. Make friends. Tone your body. Sharpen your mind. Learn life-saving self-defense. Come try it out today.

Adult Mixed Martial Arts
in Des Moines

Action-packed, calorie-crushing workouts. Powerful self-defense. Awesome community where you'll make friends fast. These Des Moines adult mixed martial arts classes are the ultimate way to get fitter, stronger, safer. And as you train, and master challenging techniques, your confidence will soar.

Birthday Parties
in Des Moines

Hey Des Moines parents - want to throw your child and their friends an amazing party... but without all the hassle and hard work? Let us take care of everything. We'll keep all the kids entertained and engaged while you relax & enjoy... Fair enough? Learn more about our Des Moines kids birthday parties today.

Summer Camp
in Des Moines

The Des Moines Summer Camp that kids, and parents, can’t stop raving about. Incredible, passionate staff. Ridiculously fun games & activities. An environment that gets every child opening up and making friends. Click now to learn more.

After School Program
in Des Moines

“I couldn’t imagine a better Des Moines After School Program.” Parents are blown away by our amazing, enthusiastic staff… our fun fitness-focused games… and how productive our “Quiet Focus Time” is. Kids just love how fun it is, and how many friends they make.

Frequently Asked Questions

Most frequent questions and answers about our Martial Arts Programs

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!

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.

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.

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.

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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. 

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.

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