West Des Moines classes cancelled on 7/17 and 7/19

posted Jun 28, 2018, 11:18 AM by Kendall Bailey   [ updated Jun 28, 2018, 11:19 AM ]

The church where WDM classes are held is unavailable the week of 7/16.  As a result, TRMA classes at the WDM branch are cancelled on July 17th and July 19th.  Please consider attending classes at other TRMA locations that week.

Pil sung,
WDM Instructors.

Guest Instructor Sensei John Rich, May 19th and 22nd

posted May 7, 2018, 7:13 PM by Kendall Bailey   [ updated May 15, 2018, 5:53 AM ]


I am excited to announce that we have a special guest instructor -Sensei John Rich. Mr Rich at one point trained with Master Heintz.  Attached is his bio. He will be teaching karate, Akijujitsu and weapons. This class is open to black belts, brown belts, blue belts and black belt youth group. There is no fee to attend this training. Mr Rich is donating his time to present his knowledge.


May 19th 1-2pm and 2-3pm

May 22nd 7-8pm

Please let Grand Master Gonzalez know if you will be attending one of the classes.

World Tai Chi and Qi Gong Day 2018

posted Apr 18, 2018, 6:04 AM by Kendall Bailey   [ updated Apr 18, 2018, 6:05 AM ]

World Tai Chi and Qi Gong Day on Saturday, April 28th

Free Event held at Southside YMCA on 4-28-18

schedule of event:

9am Participants gather and demos

10am Practice Tai Chi/Qi Gong

10:30 Breakout sessions

12pm Conclusion

World Tai Chi and Qi Gong day is a world wide event where practitioners gather and practice Tai Chi at 10am across time zones. This event started in 1998 by a Tai Chi group in Kansas City. This event was captured by CNN news and is now a worldwide event.

Black Belt Youth Group field trip to Camp Dodge July 7th

posted Apr 15, 2018, 2:44 PM by Kendall Bailey   [ updated Apr 15, 2018, 2:49 PM ]

July 7, field trip to Camp Dodge with SSG Refsland for a Leadership Reaction Course, this class will require a parental/guardian signed release of liability form and a roster generated with ALL participating members included, this will be open to brown belt youth students. Sign ups WITH release form is accepted now ( keep in mind that you can sign up now and withdraw if need be, but if not signed up you will not be granted access to Camp Dodge and this class). Carpooling will be determined closer to this event pending student count etc. 

Weapons class at Indianola Dojang June 16th

posted Apr 15, 2018, 2:35 PM by Kendall Bailey   [ updated Apr 17, 2018, 10:52 AM ]

Weapons class open to all black belts and students ages 14+ 2:30-4:30pm. Class will be held at our Indianola dojang due to the high ceiling.

Knife defense seminar

posted Apr 8, 2018, 7:20 PM by Kendall Bailey   [ updated May 28, 2018, 1:50 PM ]

TRMA Knife Defense Class
June 23,2018 1-4PM
Guest Instructor –Mr. Matt White of Iowa Krav Maga/Triumph Martial Arts
Cost $25 per person (includes your own take home practice knife)
All levels - ages 16 and older welcome
BBYG all ages welcome
Two Rivers students, fill out the registration form attached to the flyer below and return to your instructor.
Registration will open to students of other schools on June 12th.

After submitting the paper registration form, you can pay at the class, or prepay using Paypal, by pressing the button below:

Indianola location

posted Mar 20, 2018, 11:52 AM by Kendall Bailey   [ updated Mar 20, 2018, 11:52 AM ]

Exciting news! The Indianola branch of Two Rivers Martial Arts is moving to a new space. Starting April 2nd we will be training at 1801 W 2nd in Indianola in Westroads Shopping Center just east of Dollar General. Same Bat time new Bat channel. See you there!

1801 W 2nd Ave

Testing seminar for Brown Belts and Black Belts, February 24th

posted Jan 7, 2018, 6:10 AM by Kendall Bailey   [ updated Jan 7, 2018, 6:12 AM ]

Grand Master McBroom will be holding a seminar Feb. 24th from 2pm to 4pm at the Hub on the topic of Temp Black testing and Black belt testing.  All Brown and Black belts welcome.

16th Invitational Pil Sung Tae Kwon Do Tournament

posted Nov 25, 2017, 11:44 AM by Kendall Bailey   [ updated Apr 15, 2018, 2:23 PM ]

Saturday, May 12th, 2018, at Valley Southwoods Freshman High School, West Des Moines.

Family friendly traditional Tae Kwon Do tournament for ages 5 through adult. 

Registration- 9:00 A.M.
Black Belt Meeting – 9:30 A.M.
Opening Ceremony – 10:00 A.M.

Events include forms, board breaking, sparring, 
and grand champion weapons forms competition.

Directions to Valley Southwoods:
From Interstate 35 both southbound and northbound:
  1. Exit at Mills Civic Parkway, exit 70
  2. Turn east on Mills Civic ( Northbound, turn right.  Southbound turn left after exiting )
  3. Go straight at the next two lights ( S 51st and S 50th ).
  4. Turn right at the next light onto Fuller Rd ( about 600 ft past S 50th )
  5. Continue on Fuller Rd. about 0.4 miles
  6. Turn left into the Valley Southwoods parking lot just after the tennis courts. If you miss this turn and get to a stop sign, turn left onto S. 35th at the stop sign and take the next driveway on the left into the Valley Southwoods parking lot.
If you miss Fuller Rd., you can continue on Mills Civic to S. 35th and turn right.  There's no traffic light at this intersection, but it's about 0.3 miles after passing the football stadium.  You will find an entrance to Valley Southwoods on the right as you drive south on S. 35th.  If you reach a stop sign, turn right onto Fuller Rd. and the next driveway on the right is another entrance to Valley Southwoods. 

Here's a google maps link.

And a map of the general vicinity:

Pil Sung Tournament at Valley Southwoods

2018 Holiday Party and Annual Meeting

posted Nov 25, 2017, 11:40 AM by Kendall Bailey   [ updated Nov 25, 2017, 11:41 AM ]

The TRMA Holiday Party and Annual Meeting are scheduled for Saturday, January 6th, beginning at 6pm.  The event will be held at the Fred Maytag Scout Building, 6321 Scout Trail, Des Moines (see the map).  It is right off of Hwy 28/SE 1st St across from Brown's Woods.  TRMA will provide meat and drinks.  We ask families to provide a side-item (chips, salad, fruit, pasta, whatever you like).

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