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

Battle Creek Taekwondo (Battle Creek, IA)
Jr. Master Randy Cormeny, 3rd 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)
Jr. Master Evonne Clinkenbeard, 3rd Dan
Jr. Master Rae Clinkenbeard, 3rd Dan
Jr. Master Bryce Clinkenbeard, 3rd Dan

Big Horn Martial Arts Academy (Lovell and Powell, WY)
Master Robert Hunt, 4th Dan (Lovell, WY)
Jr. Master Mrs. Stacy Southworth, 3rd Dan (Lovell, WY)
Jr. Master Mrs. Vicki Prante, 3rd Dan
Jr. Master Tucker 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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UPCOMING EVENTS
For full details, please go to our Events page!

March 25 - Big Horn Martial Arts Academy Testing - Wyoming

April 1 - Major Testing -
                Cap City Fitness, Des Moines, IA
April 22 - Iowa Governor's Cup TKD Tournament -
                 Ames, IA
April 29 - ISU Testing

May 20 - GM Pak Celebration at ISU - Ames, IA
           - KC Classic TKD Tournament -
                Blue Springs, MO

June 5 - Colored-belt testing -
            Norwalk Family TKD hosting - Norwalk, IA

July 15 - Official Referee Seminar - Ames, IA
July 16 - Iowa Games TKD Tournament - Ames, IA
July 21 - Big Horn Martial Arts Academy Testing -
                Cody, WY
July 22 - Poomsae Workshop - Cody, WY
July 29 - ISU Testing

August 5 - Major Testing -
                    Cap City Fitness, Des Moines, IA

October 2 - Colored-belt testing -
                    Falcon TKD hosting, Osceola, IA
October 7 - ISU Testing, Ames, IA
October 21 - C.Y Tournament - ISU - Ames, IA

December 2 - ISU Testing - Ames, IA
                  - Voorhees TKD Family Christmas Party
                        and Awards Banquet
December 9 - Major Testing -
                        Cap City Fitness, Des Moines, IA

January 20, 2018 - Two Rivers Invitational Tournament                             - (tentative date)

All dates are subject to change.