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, 4th Dan
Chief Administrator - Master Karen Collins, 4th Dan
Specialties Instructor - Master Lane Swalve, 5th Dan

Local Instructors:

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

Grinnell Taekwondo (Grinnell, IA)
Master Stephanie Schinnow, 4th Dan

Norwalk Family Taekwondo (Norwalk, IA)
Jr. Master Maria Boden, 3rd Dan

Falcon Taekwondo (Osceola, IA)
Jr. Master Jason Brooks, 3rd Dan

PeeWees Taekwondo (Des Moines, IA)
Miss Sarah Goodwin, 1st Dan

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

Big Horn Martial Arts Academy (Lovell and Powell, WY)
Jr. Master Robert Hunt, 3rd Dan (Lovell, WY)
Mrs. Stacy Southworth, 2nd Dan (Lovell, WY)
Mr. Dustin Paul, 1st Dan (Powell, WY)
Mrs. Lynnet Paul, 1st gup (Powell, WY)

We look forward to seeing you in class!

--Master Voorhees

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Sept. 6, 2014
    - Annual Poomsae Seminar - Cap City Fitness Center, Des Moines, IA

Sept. 9, 2014
     - Local gup-rank testing. Norwalk Family TKD hosting

Sept. 20, 2014
    - Eastern Iowa TKD Championships -
    - North Liberty Community Center,
        North Liberty, IA

Nov. 1, 2014
    - Black Belt testing - Cap City Fitness Center, Des Moines, IA