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Grandmaster Ferry will be teaching a class on Tuesday, December 21st, 2021, 6:30pm-7:30pm. The class will cover Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Come spend some time learning with the Grandmaster!!! We look forward to seeing you!

UPDATE: Unfortunately, Grandmaster Ferry has a conflict and won’t be able to make the December 21st class. It will be rescheduled. When a date is determined, it will be posted here.


Grandmaster Greg Ferry has been dedicated to the disciplines of Martial Arts since he began his training in 1977 under an original Korean Master. His many years of experience have earned him several high rankings and honors which make him one of the most well respected Martial Artists in the United States today. He is currently a 9th degree Grandmaster in the ITF style of Tae Kwon Do. Grandmaster Ferry also holds a black belt in WTF Tae Kwon Do. His other rankings include a black belt in Hapkido and a brown belt in Gracie-style Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. In addition to his rankings, Grandmaster Ferry has earned the Samurai Award for lifetime achievement from the International Federation of Jiu Jitsuans. He is a 2006 inductee for Master of the Year within the World Karate Union Hall of Fame, and has held several rankings for national competition.
Grandmaster Ferry owns and operates Central Iowa Martial Arts in Des Moines, Iowa.

Over the years, he has instructed countless students in the ITF style of Tae Kwon Do and a unique blend of self defense techniques. It is this blend of mixed martial arts that gives his students the opportunity to become proficient in a range of stand-up, weapon, and ground fighting. Some of his students have included those who have competed and ranked in local and national Tae Kwon Do tournaments, as well as several MMA cage fighting title holders.

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