Des Moines Jiu-Jitsu Academy
“To provide the best Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai instruction in the midwest.”
We are constantly working on providing the best instruction through a number of different methods. We have built a top notch facility with over 7,000 square feet of space to give ample space for all aspects of training. We have brought in the best quality mats to reduce injuries. All of our auxiliary programs such as kettlebell seminars, self defense seminars, grappling leagues, yoga classes, and more have been tailored to help our students on their quest to achieve their individual goals.
Our focus remains clear and we will continue to provide additional value to help support our mission whenever possible. If you have a way to help us provide even more value please contact us.
Address: 841 11th St, Des Moines, IA 50309, United States
“Welcoming atmosphere and good rolls”
“My daughter and I absolutely love this place.”
“Fun environment, all Egos all respected by the choke before you enter. 👍😊
Great classes, great instructors! If you are looking for the best BJJ training in central Iowa look no further than Des Moines Jiu-Jitsu!
This BJJ school is top notch. The instructors are great and the students are very welcoming. I travel a lot and go to a lot schools. This place is very clean and the mats are really soft.
My daughter and I absolutely love this place. The instructors are great and they always make sure to have enough for the kids they teach. The kids range from different ages, sizes and backgrounds, which is wonderful. The children enjoy learning and watching is a ton of fun too! I can’t wait for my son to start! He can’t either!
Jeun’s Institute of Tae Kwon Do
The traditional, martial art of Tae Kwon Do is designed for self-defense, teaching students how to achieve control over an adversary using as few movements as possible. This requires training a different type of mental focus, body positioning, and intensity in comparison to point-style, competition systems.
For over 30 years, Jeun’s Instititute of Tae Kwon Do has been serving the Des Moines area as a school teaching the traditional, martial arts style of Chung Do Kwan Tae Kwon Do which focuses on developing the harmonious interaction between mind, body, and spirit.
Address: 606 E Army Post Rd # 3, Des Moines, IA 50315, United States
My Father and I both trained here. If you’re looking for correct training, from teachers that truly respect its art and takes technique seriously then this is the place to be. Our family highly recommends training from Master Jeun. A great family atmosphere too, I would do anything for everyone that trains there.
Colonel H. Stinkmeaner
I studied there for 8 years through my childhood and teenage years.
There were many times were I was fortunate enough to get to train with Grandmaster Jeun himself, or other instructors. Their school helped instill confidence and provide positive role models, self-control, discipline, and respect while at the same time improving my physical strength, athletic endurance, flexibility, and capacity to defend myself in an unavoidable situation. It has not failed me into my adult life.
Although I have moved from Des Moines, as I look to get back into the practice of martial arts – I will look only for an institute which operates with a similar philosophy and practice as Jeun’s.
I started in Jeun’s Institute and worked on learning the disaplin of Tae Kwon Do for about 12 yrs. During that time I learned technical aspects of the discipline so many different ways of protecting myself and getting away from getting hurt if possible I went to tournament and did I think a good job of using what I had been taught and practiced so much I won some tournaments and ran into people that put me down more than once but you learn from getting your butt kicked hate to say but taught me much.My Master is totally awesome at many disaplines I’m talking 10th degree in about 5 disaplines of the arts amaze you .I gained so much respect it changed my way of thinking about fighting .I have to finish this later.I have to give our Master his dues He is great. Thanks Tony Seddon Creston,Ia
Two Rivers Martial Arts
Two Rivers Martial Arts has resumed in-person classes on a branch by branch basis. Please check each branch page for details. Instructors at each branch will set class size limits, modified class schedules and curriculum to adapt to local conditions. Online classes will continue, and promotion testing in small groups can be arranged either online or in-person.
Please see the Two Rivers Martial Arts Facebook page for updates to the online class schedule and how to join individual classes or contact us directly with any questions.
Martial Spirit / Aikispirit will resume practice at Two River Martial Arts Hub Sunday, May 16, 2021 from 9:30AM to noon. Due to practices being in an enclosed space with some contact, COVID vaccination and masks will be required for some time. Hand sanitizer will be provided. Interested persons new to this practice are invited to observe and/or participate.
Two Rivers is asking our students who are participating in online or in-person classes to please pay class fees to help keep our school running. As for many small businesses, this has been a financially challenging time, and there are no bailouts for a volunteer run non-profit like us. Each branch page has buttons for paying fees through Paypal, but it is not required to have a PayPal account. We thank you for your support.
Address: 2017 Southlawn Dr Suite D, Des Moines, IA 50315, United States
I’ve trained at TRMA for over 2 years and can’t say enough good things about the experience. There are several branch schools in the Des Moines area as well as branches in other Iowa and Missouri locations. I’ve worked out at several. It’s hard work but very rewarding. Anyone can come and try out a few classes for no cost, and if you join the session fees are pretty low since it’s a non-profit school.
Iowa Martial Arts & Wellness Center
Iowa Martial Arts & Wellness Center offers a full training schedule for children, teens, and adults. To learn more or to sign up for a class, please call 515-664-1900.
Address: 2425 Hubbell Ave Suite 200, Des Moines, IA 50317, United States
“Good group of people
“Great gym and instructors”
If you’re living in the Des Moines area and looking at just getting into better shape, learning self defense for yourself/family, or aiming at competing, then this is the place that you need to be at!
Good group of people
Great gym and instructors
Barongan Martial Arts Academy
Three-time hall of fame inductee, Soke “Bobby” Barongan, has been actively supporting martial arts in Des Moines in the art of Chinese Kempo Karate since 1973. Soke Barongan, a native of the Philippine Islands, and the system’s founder, has been a student of the martial arts since 1963. Ever since the Barongan Kempo style began, it has evolved. This is the essence of the art. Adaptation and evolution while honoring the achievements of our past instructors.
Address: 810 Emma Ave, Des Moines, IA 50315, United States
I just wanted to thank all the wonderful people who came from near and far to share a meal and support the UKKS sponsored tournament this past weekend. Not everything went perfect but… We learned a lot thanks to all the help everyone supplied. So many individuals stepped up to help…too many to list here. You all made this weekend a huge success.
I just wanted to say A BIG Thank you and send you each a humble hug. You are always there for us and I truly hope we will be able to always return the support.
Bobby Has been a master since I was 18 and he helped me tremendously with self esteem and self confidence. HE IS A GREAT Instructor!
Longest running dojo in Des Moines…speaks for itself with this dojo’s integrity and respectability! Much respect!!! Osu!