Welcome to Central Iowa Martial Arts


NOTICE: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, classes will not be held for the remainder of 2020. Training possibilities will be re-evaluated following the first of the year.



TBD at The Athletic Club


We are very happy to announce that Master Tom Taggart has been promoted to 7th Dan. The promotion occurred in New York at Martial Arts University hosted by Soke Michael DePasquale, Jr. and was official on November 9, 2019!

Master Taggart, we are all proud of you for your achievement and are proud of being able to say we’ve had the honor of training along side you.

Grand Master 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 Grand Master in the ITF style of Tae Kwon Do. Grand Master 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, Master 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.
Master 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.

This site has been designed to be a valuable tool in your training and personal Martial Arts Development. We hope you find the information contained in this site to be useful and that you visit often.