Combat Hapkido Seminar with Grandmaster Pellegrini

Download our Registration Form/Waiver and pay on-line today!

Grandmaster John Pellegrini is returning for his annual Combat Hapkido Seminar and you won’t want to miss it! This seminar is open to everyone over the age of 10. No experience is necessary and all martial artist are welcome regardless of rank or style!

  • Lunch included
  • Open to everyone 10 years and older
  • No experience necessary
  • All martial artists welcome – regardless of rank or style
  • Absolutely no spectators allowed
  • Pro-Shop on site
  • Photography is welcome, but videotaping is not permitted
  • ICHF Members wear martial arts training/tactical pants with hapkido t-shirt or polo.
  • Non-members wear comfortable, loose clothing (no shorts). Martial arts uniforms are optional and always welcome.

    $120 (early bird special through March 31)
    $140 (after March 31)
    (special pricing available for women who are also attending the TRU Seminar)
    Register online, call (515) 314-0298 or email


Hello Everyone

Below are the Policies and procedures for the Academy of Martial Arts Inc. effective 8/1/2018

Notifications/Class Cancellations

Notifications for cancellations, class changes, or class information will be made via email, text message, Facebook or you may be contacted directly by your instructor and/or Academy of Martial Arts Office.

Please be sure when you fill out your registration form, you include your email address and phone number. Unscheduled class cancellation notices and notification of new seasons will be emailed to that address. Your phone number will be added to our Text messaging service.


Are not required in any of our programs as beginners but if the students wish to promote and move to the next level they must purchase a uniform.

Tae Kwon Do students must have Full Uniforms during the Ankeny Community School Year. During School Summer Break T-Shirts are permitted with belts and uniform bottoms.

Hapkido Students Uniforms are provided at sign up. Hapkido techniques learned  cannot be done without a uniform and your uniform helps identify you in the program you are training under.

Effective February 1st 2018 TKD uniforms tops are not allowed during Hapkido training. Please bring Hapkido Tops with you to class.


We are guests in the Satellite facilities where classes are held and we expect our instructors, students, and parents to respect the facility. All children in the waiting must be supervised at all times. At no time is it permissible for any person to roam the halls or other areas of the facility. FOOD AND DRINK ARE NOT PERMITTED. Again, we are guests and any inappropriate behavior or disrespect in these facilities could ultimately result in our program being terminated in your community.


Parents are required to bring students into the facility and sign in with the instructor/secretary at the beginning of class. At the end of class, parents must always come back in to the building to pick up their athlete. Athletes will not be allowed to leave the building unattended.

Academy of Martial Arts, 1928 SW 3rd St, Ankeny, Ia. 50023

Refunds – Transfer of payments

• Refunds are not available nor can be transferred for merchandise, competitions, class registration fees or classes taken.
• Payments for classes may be transferred to another class location or season due to unforeseen circumstances.
• If you have pre-paid classes and will not be able to finish attending, you may call the Academy of Martial Arts in regards to a refund for classes not taken. You must be able to provide proof of payment, whether it is a receipt or a cancelled check from your bank. Please allow 4-6 weeks for the payment to process.
• If you paid your class fees to a Ankeny Family YMCA, DMAC Trail Point or a Parks contact them in regards to their policies on refunds.


Merchandise is available to purchase at class through your instructor at the Academy main location. Be sure to read the online refund and return policies. All merchandise orders must be paid for when placing your order. All merchandise is optional; only for tournaments does the Academy of Martial Arts require certain uniforms to participate.

Verify all orders for accuracy and sizing at the time of pick up.
Returns or exchanges can be made after items leave the facility but may be subject to a restocking fee. All special orders returned or exchange are subject to the restocking fee.
Orders may take 2 –  4 weeks to arrive to your class location.
Be sure to keep your merchandise receipt as proof of payment until you receive your order.
For questions or concerns about your orders, please contact the Academy of Martial Arts office.

Seminars: Various seminars may be offered at different times throughout each season. Seminars may focus on different styles of fighting or certain weapon defenses. There is an additional registration fee to attend Academy of Martial Arts tournaments and seminars.

Testing Cycles: Effective July 1st, the Academy will have new test applications that are more readable and easier to fill out for students. These new apps also allow the students a more organized way to fill out all the information required for the promotional exam.


Promotions in the Martial Arts

Hello everyone
Mr. Deaver here.

Just letting you know of some major changes coming in 2018 about our testing cycle.

With both tae kwon do and hapkido the first two belt levels only require 12 classes before being able to test for the next level.
In saying this the rest of the levels have higher expectations and as you get into the advanced levels of both arts the requirements are even longer such as 4, 6 or 12 months or more.
In reviewing I want to be sure to communicate with all of you about the testing cycle and how it affects us all.

First and foremost we offer testing every 2 months consistently so that students may look ahead and plan the day for other activities if needed
Second, it keeps less headaches because otherwise we have to schedule separate tests for the students needed then the next thing we know we are scheduling 2, 3 or 4 tests to meet everyone’s needs but then it takes time away from the rest of the students and there training days and times.

So, I want to take a minute to say if you miss a test day do to other outside activities then you will simply wait till the next test day. It is not a rush to get to Black Belt.

We consider Time in Grade which simply means the time you spend at the current rank. We have always felt you NEVER want to rush to get to the next rank and that more time at any rank is better than rushing or hurrying to the next level.
There is always time to make our techniques better, stronger, physically more efficient maybe just to understand them better.

In saying all of this tests are offered in every 8 week cycle and please plan ahead so that you know how many classes you may attend and plan accordingly to move forward.
In 2018 we will not be testing anyone above Yellow Belt in Tae Kwon Do or Hapkido before the scheduled test dates listed on the website.

Good luck and work hard and learn from everything you do.
Mr. Deaver