Des Moines, IA

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May 20, 2016

Fri, May 6 2016
Black Belt Extravaganza
07:00 PM to 08:30 PM
Sat, May 7 2016
Saturday Specialty Classes: Forms
All day event

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Farrell's U.S. Martial Arts Blog

Teaching Your Kids to Rise Above Bullying

At Farrell’s U.S. Martial Arts, we follow the Tenets of Taekwondo. These are values we work to instill in our students both inside and outside of the dojang (school). One of these values is “indomitable spirit.” What does indomitable spirit mean? Simply stated, to rise above and persevere. Our world can be cruel and unjust, judgmental and biased, vindictive and scary. We see all-too-often instances of bullying played out on social media and heard through the school grapevine. As a parent, it’s our responsibility to teach our children how to handle themselves in any situation – how to be resilient. Of course, we would all hope our children will never have to deal with a bully, but life happens and we can’t control that. We can, however, teach our children how to accept it and rise above.

Activities to Boost Hand-Eye Coordination

We all know the obvious reasons for good hand-eye coordination such as helping children catch a ball or hit a golf ball; however, did you know there are other, non-sports related benefits to having good hand-eye coordination?

Raising Healthy Children

As parents, we all want what’s best for our children. The most important gift you can give your child, apart from love, is the gift of health. Unfortunately, this gift is not one you can wrap up and give to your child the day they are born. Healthy living is learned. What you can give them is the knowledge and tools to learn how to live a healthy life.

Instructor ProfileMeet Our Team

Ryan Bishop PhotoRyan Bishop, Head Waukee Instructor

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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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