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August 26

Tue, Jul 26 2016
Little Dragons Belt Promotions
05:30 PM to 06:15 PM
Sat, Jul 30 2016
Saturday Specialty Classes: Kicking Class
All day event

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Farrell’s Martial Arts Takes on Taekwondo Nationals in Richmond

Our Farrell’s Martial Arts Taekwondo competition team attended and competed at the USA Taekwondo National Championships from July 4 – 10 in Richmond, Virginia. In total we had nine students attend this event from both our Beaverdale and Waukee locations.

An Attitude for Success

Society tends to identify successful individuals as being smart, or driven, or lucky. Many successful people do have some or all of these attributes, but new research from Stanford University has shown that a person’s attitude is a better predictor of success than smarts. Psychologist Carol Dweck, who has been conducting this research, found that a person’s attitude falls into one of two main mindsets.

All About Attitude

A positive or negative attitude is a choice. Our attitudes define how we handle difficult situations, challenges and obstacles in life. Similar to other habits, a positive attitude needs to be taught and displayed for children to learn. Having a positive attitude will not only help them become happier and more productive individuals, but research has shown it can also help their physical health by reducing and handling stress better. Check out these tips for teaching your kids how to have a positive attitude!

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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