Welcome to Voorhees Taekwondo!

We are a part-time martial arts club "family", providing Taekwondo instruction to those individuals who desire personal attention, Christ-centered instructors and a family-oriented atmosphere.

Master Voorhees and many of our instructors are members of USA Taekwondo, the National Governing Body for Olympic Taekwondo in the US. 

Our instructors are all Kukkiwon-certified black belts, and our curriculum is based on that taught at the World Taekwondo Academy at the Kukkiwon in Seoul, Korea. Master Voorhees, Master Schinnow and Master Brooks are all graduates of the Kukkiwon Instructors Course. In addition, Master Voorhees is a World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) International Referee.

Our goal is to teach students of all ages -- from age 4 through adults -- how to live their lives with the concepts of Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self-Control and Indomitable Spirit.

We have classes in Des Moines, Grinnell, Norwalk, Osceola and Denison, Iowa, as well as in Lovell and Powell, Wyoming. Please go to the individual club pages for more information and contact instructions for each local club.

Our staff members:

Senior Master - Master Larry Voorhees, 6th Dan
Executive Director - Master Stephanie Schinnow, 5th Dan
Chief Administrator - Master Karen Collins, 5th Dan
Specialties Instructor - Master Lane Swalve, 5th Dan

Local Instructors:

Spirit Taekwondo (including PeeWees) (Des Moines, IA)
Jr. Masters Mark and Amy Ratekin, 3rd Dan

Grinnell Taekwondo (Grinnell, IA)
Master Stephanie Schinnow, 5th Dan

Norwalk Family Taekwondo (Norwalk, IA)
Jr. Master Jason Brooks, 3rd Dan

Falcon Taekwondo (Osceola, IA)
Jr. Master Jason Brooks, 3rd Dan
Mr. Mike Berryhill, 1st Poom
Mrs. Tracy Berryhill, 1st gup

Denison Family Taekwondo Experience (Denison, IA)
Mrs. Evonne Clinkenbeard, 2nd Dan

Big Horn Martial Arts Academy (Lovell, Powell & Byron, WY)
Master Robert Hunt, 4th Dan (Lovell, WY)
Jr. Master Mrs. Stacy Southworth, 3rd Dan (Lovell, WY)
Jr. Master Mrs. Vicki Prante, 3rd Dan
Mr. Dustin Paul, 2nd Dan (Powell, WY)
Mrs. Lynnet Paul, 1st Dan (Powell, WY)

We look forward to seeing you in class!

--Master Voorhees

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December 5, 2015 - Major promotional testing- Cap City Fitness Center, 5990 NE 14th St, Des Moines, IA 9 AM start. (see events page)

December 5, 2015 - Annual Voorhees Taekwondo Christmas Party and Awards Banquet - Acanthus Masonic Lodge - 4130 Urbandale Ave, Des Moines, IA. Doors open at 6 pm, Dinner at 7 pm, Awards at 8 pm. (See events page for more details).

January 22, 2016 - Referee Class (unofficial seminar). Conducted by International Referee Master Mike Wickham. 6 - 10 pm. Sleep Inn & Suites, Altoona, Iowa.  Details are posted on the Events page.

January 23, 2016 - the 20th Two Rivers Invitational Taekwondo Tournament - Hoyt Middle School, 2700 E 42nd St, Des Moines, IA - details are posted on the Events page.