Des Moines, IA

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Staying Strong During the Holidays

It’s that time of year again. Schedules are thrown out the window with all the holiday parties, shopping, and school events. Don’t forget the winter school break, too! All of the happiness and fun that the holidays bring also brings with it a loss of self-discipline (in more ways than one). Check out these tips to avoid the holiday hangover and keep everyone on schedule!

Talking to Your Kids about Violence

Opening up a dialogue and allowing them to ask you questions is extremely important for teaching children right and wrong. Explaining to them what happened, that someone made bad choices and what the possible consequences of their actions will be helps children put together an understanding that violence is not acceptable.

Getting Through the Daylight Savings Hangover

Daylight Savings ends this Sunday! Avoid the downfalls of getting off schedule with these tips for both kids and adults!

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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