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Aspen Martial Arts is perfect for adults, kids, and families

Des Moines Martial Arts

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Aspen Martial Arts

Meet the Instructor • Master Jack Shilkaitis

Master Jack began studying Martial Arts at the age of 5, and has been practicing ever since. He has been a professional instructor for over 12 years, and has experience teaching children and adults of all ages. He is also an NASM and NSCA Certified Personal Trainer.



Taekwondo teaches blocking, striking, and kicking skills for self-defense. It is also an Olympic competitive sport. Kids benefit from the structured class setting, which instils in them self-discipline, courtesy, and leadership skills. Adults seeking traditional Martial Arts training and a great workout at the same time will find Taekwondo to be the perfect fit.

•  Children ages 7+

•  Adults of all ages

•  Perfect for families

Junior Taekwondo

Junior Taekwondo classes are designed specifically for children ages 4-6 years old. They learn the basics of Taekwondo in an enriching and engaging setting, focusing on building life skills as well as learning self-defense. Junior students are able to graduate into the traditional Taekwondo class when they turn 7 to take their training to the next level.

•  Children ages 4-6


Hapkido is a Korean form of Jiujitsu that teaches joint-locks and takedowns for self-defense. The art will teach you to overcome your attacker without having to overpower them — using their strength against them. Adults and young adults seeking a dynamic form of self-defense will enjoy training in Hapkido.

•  Ages 16+

•  Self-defense


Tai-chi is a Chinese martial art that is practiced for its many health benefits. The slow movements emphasize control and balance. Tai-chi is a low-impact, joint friendly workout, but you shouldnt be fooled by its gentle appearance; Tai-chi is a great workout!

Private Martial Arts Training

Private sessions are available for individuals and small groups. One on one training allows you to learn your Martial Art of choice at your own pace and focus on the areas you are most interested in. Lessons are tailored specifically to your needs and goals.


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