Ankeny Martial Arts!


How to Stay Focused and Fit in School and Life!

Martial Arts

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Competence Leads to Confidence

With each belt earned our students grow mentally, physically, and emotionally as they reach higher levels of competence.


Self-Discipline Leads to Success

It’s no secret that self-discipline is a key requirement for success in life. It starts with our belt system plan of Goal Setting leads to Goal Getting.

Self Defense Leads to Security

The ability to protect yourself instills a unique sense of inner-peace and security.


It’s time to give our kids the CONFIDENCE they need to deal with the real world out there!


Ankeny Martial Arts

Ankeny Martial Arts has many great benefits for children and adults. At Ankeny Martial Arts, you’ll improve way more than just your physical fitness.

Martial Arts for children

Martial Arts for Children

Physical Skills
The children in our martial arts classes develop coordination, agility, strength, and flexibility.

Mental Skills
Our training instills focus, self-control, self-discipline, and many more important soft skills.

We also teach when to use their martial arts skills and when not to.

Martial Arts for Teens in Ankeny

Martial Arts for Teens

Teenagers can be smart and capable – but they can also be their own worst enemies. 

We’re here to help them navigate with a positive attitude and application.

All they need is an outlet for their energy – and an opportunity to learn how to be their best.

We help teens make smarter decsions in life to help them succeed.

Martial Arts for Adults

Martial Arts for Adults

Adults really enjoy the physical and mental boosts that our martial arts program provides.

We make it a whole lot easier to get into shape and stay there because classes are motivating, interesting, and fun.

Stress Relief
Our training goes way beyond the standard health club do it yourself exercise programs.


Kids Martial Arts

Our Kids Martial Arts program will build discipline with martial arts, kickboxing and self-defense.

Ninja Kids

Our Ninjas Kids learn the foundations of movement and coordination such as running, jumping, hanging, swinging, safety, balance, agility, gymnastics, overcoming obstacles and more! 

Tae Kwon Do

Tae Kwon Do (TKD) is a Korean-based martial art that emphasizes kicking. Learning TKD is great for coordination, concentration, fitness and confidence.

Aiki-jujitsu Hapkido

Aiki-jujitsu Hapkido is a combination of the Japanese art of Aikido and the Korean art of Hapkido.


Student Reviews

Kimberly Ann

“My son started as a Tiger and then began Tae Kwon Do and is now also in the NinjaTrix program. He loves it! The Academy of Martial Arts is wonderful. The Deavers, Master Harp, Mr. Inman, and others who help are caring and dedicated teachers. They are welcoming and we appreciate the emphasis on character skills and leadership they promote. Glad we found them!”

Shelly Sullivan

“The Academy isn’t just a place to learn martial arts, it’s a family that welcomes everyone no matter what. One of the things that has impressed me the most is the teaching of the Tenants of Tae Kwon Do (courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control, and indomitable spirit) to the kids. I’ve been a part of the family for 3 ½ years now. It’s amazing to see the growth and change of the kids who come in.”

Chris Amy Labby

“Master Deaver is definitely focused on the training and teaching of the arts. Excellent demeanor and a teaching heart. Thank you so much for helping us progress to the next step!!”

Holly Jiménez

“My son has been attending for 4 years, and we are so happy with how much he has learned and progressed. The instructors are patient and great with the kids. It’s very affordable, especially when they can attend class up to 5 times per week. We love how respect is emphasized both in and outside the classroom.”

Reagan Elsbury

“Quality teachers and a very welcoming environment. A great place for both youth and adults.”

We’ll help you reach your goals and have fun while you’re at it!



Our no-obligation Intro course includes FREE private lessons with an AMA instructor.


We believe so strongly in our program that we back it with our Next Belt Success Guarantee which means that if your child hasn’t built the foundation to become a future leader and earned his or her Next Belt by the end of our 16 week course, we will keep working with your child on and off the mats for FREE until he or she does.


Money Back Guarantee
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