In 1986, the Jacobs family relocated from Louisville, Kentucky to fulfill a lifelong dream of owning an established Martial Arts Facility.

7th Degree, Master Tim Jacobs started the martial arts in the mid 1970's.  He soon became a National Champion and became the Head Instructor at the University of Louisville, ACTA Taekwondo Program.

Upon moving to Des Moines, Iowa he bought Kim's Academy from Grand Master InMook Kim and took over the main academy.

He has since been the Regional Director for the AAU and is now the National Taekwondo Director for the USSSA Taekwondo program.

During his illustrious competition career he became the National Champion at many events. He has trained many national champions including his own son & daughter, Joshua and Brittany Jacobs who have both won the "Outstanding Athlete for the State of Iowa Award numerous times. Josh also won 2nd place Outstanding Athlete in the country and has been on the USSSA National Team several times.  Both Brittany (an Iowa State Graduate) and Joshua(now enrolled at the University of Iowa)  are 3rd Degree Black Belts.

4th Degree, Joan Jacob has also been practicing since the 70's and has been the Director for the State of Iowa under the AAU and the USSSA Taekwondo Programs.  She is also the National Secretary for the USSSA Taekwondo Program and is on National Executive Committee for the USSSA and serves as treasurer. 

Joan is the Head Instructor of the Tiny Tigers and Little Dragons Program. She teaches all of the Tiny Tiger (ages 3-5) and Little Dragons programs with the ages 3-6.  In addition, she teaches Little Dragons at several locations for Koality Time Daycare.

Joan is in charge of the Kickboxing and Ultimate Body Shaping Course and has received three different certifications. She has taught her Kickboxing program through the Urbandale Park and Recreation for over 10 years.

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