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Grandmaster Joseph Philip
March 18th, 1947 – February 14th, 2023
Rest in peace, KwanJangNim
March 18, 1947

As a way of life, Tae Kwon-Do is based on the ethical and moral standards by which we can live together in harmony. We seek to eliminate violence by deterring the strong from oppressing the weak through developing a power that must be based on humanity, justice, morality, wisdom and faith, thus helping to build a better and more peaceful world.

Grandmaster Joseph Philip, 9th Dan

Des Moines Tae Kwon-Do provides affordable martial arts education to the Des Moines and surrounding communities.  Our focus is on traditional martial arts, which is a holistic focus on the mind, body, and spirit.  The benefits of study in traditional Tae Kwon-Do include confidence, discipline, and increased health and energy, and they can be applied to any other facet of our lives.

We accept all skill levels from absolutely no experience to those with years of experience in other schools.  We accept ages 8 and above -no upper limit.  If you are interested in learning more about us, you are welcome to contact us at desmoinestkd@gmail.com for any questions.  We look forward to hearing from you!