The Academy of Martial Arts goal is building mind, body and spirit through martial arts. Our school focuses on the individual and how to empower the student to be their very best.

In May 2004, Kevin and Jan Deaver (owners) began teaching Tae Kwon Do in Ankeny and became the instructors of choice for Ankeny Parks & Recreation in 2005 and the Ankeny YMCA in 2008. They added Chon-Tu Kwan Hapkido to their curriculum in 2006. 

The Academy of Martial Arts opened its stand-alone location in the May of 2016 and quickly outgrew the space, moving to their current location on SW 3rd Street in November of 2016.

Courses include Little Ninjas (programming for preschoolers), Tae Kwon Do, Chon-Tu Kwan Hapkido, Tai Chi, Weapons classes and self-defense seminars as scheduled.

For more information, contact Kevin Deaver.

The Academy of Martial Arts – Main Location
Master Kevin Deaver 

  • Little Ninjas
  • Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Tae Kwon Do
  • Hapkido

Master Jim Harp

  • Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Tae Kwon Do
  • Weapons Class
  • Tai Chi

Master. Chris Pierson and Mr. Jeff Reha

  • Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Tae Kwon Do
  • Hapkido

Ankeny Family YMCA
Master. Jan Deaver (Ankeny YMCA)
Mr. Matt Sims, assisting

  • Little Ninjas/Little Warriors
  • Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Tae Kwon Do

Ankeny Parks & Recreation
Master Kevin Deaver
Mr. Mason Inman, Miss Shelley Sullivan Assisting

  • Little Warriors
  • Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Tae Kwon Do