Spirit Taekwondo

Everyone Can Soar Like An Eagle

Traditional and Adaptive Martial Arts Classes - Ankeny / Des Moines IA. area
COVID - 19 update: We are open with both in-person (following CDC guidelines) and on-line 


In-Person Or Online At-Home!


Kids Martial Arts

Taekwondo classes enhance: Respect, Courtesy, Self-Control, etc. which leads to new Life Skills, Better Grades, reducing ADD/ADHD issues, less Bullying, Self-Defense, and better at Home Behavior.

Therapeutic / Adaptive Martial Arts

(Personal Empowerment for All)

For students with diverse abilities and needs.

Small class sizes for individual excellence and personal growth

Our adaptive curriculum fosters consistency, familiarity, and positive social and physical development.

Teen/Adult Martial Arts

Our program is based on traditional Taekwondo instruction in a safe and fun environment which build physical fitness, situational awareness, self-confidence, self-esteem, self-defense and much more.



In-Person Or Online At-Home!


Advantages of Our Classes 

We empower students to lead a life of excellence


The core of our school is the art and culture of Taekwondo.  Family is central and character development with life skills are the highest priorities in our programs.

Learn Life Skills
Increase Your Fitness
Make New Friends
Character Development


In-Person Or Online At-Home!



Lisa E - recommends Spirit TKD Martial Arts Self-Defense26 March 2020· 

We have 9 children who take classes at Spirit TKD. Many of our children have special needs, two of them are in wheelchairs. It is such a blessing for all of our children to be doing something together. Mrs Master has special training in para TKD and our girls who use wheelchairs are so excited to be able to do what their other siblings do. No more sitting on the sidelines watching. Everyone who works with our children are so kind and understand

John R. -  Nov 13, 2017


My grandson is a student of theirs. My grandson has high function Autism. They are the greatest people to work with for him & so many others. I have witnessed the love they give to each & every student in so many positive ways. Going with this family is one of the best things my daughter has done for our grandchild



Our Instructors:

All instructors are Kukkiwon certified black belts, World Taekwondo Master Union members, and our curriculum is based on that taught at the World Taekwondo Academy.  We constantly update our knowledge and experience to ensure students receive the best instruction.

Master Amy Ratekin (Master Mrs.) holds Kukkiwon Master Instructor certification, International Para-Taekwondo Instructor certification, Kukkiwon International 5th Degree Black Belt certifications, American Masters Association 6th Degree Black Belt certification,  C.O.B.R.A. Self-Defense Instructor certification and degrees in Music Therapy and Education. 

Master Mark Ratekin (Master MR.) holds a Kukkiwon International 4th Degree Black Belt, American Masters Association 5th Degree Black Belt certification, National Referee certification, C.O.B.R.A. Self-Defense Instructor certification and holds a MA in Adult Education.

  Miss Kaitlin Ratekin holds a Kukkiwon International 1st Degree Black Belt, American Masters Association 3rd Degree Black Belt certification, and runs our 5 to 7 year olds Eaglets Program.  Kaitlin is studying to be an EMT/Paramedic with the final goal of becoming a flight nurse.

Mr. Joshua Ratekin holds a Kukkiwon International 1st Degree Black Belt, American Masters Association 2nd Degree Black Belt certification, and runs our Home School program. 

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