Perry School

Head Instructor:


Master Ellsbury

6th Degree Black Belt

Classes: Monday and Wednesday 5:00-6:00pm

Perry School

Raccoon Valley Martial Arts Academy, a satellite of Chung Kim’s Black Belt Academy, was founded in 1994 by Master Greg Ryman. Thirty years later, Master Ryman’s students continue to operate two RVMAA locations in Adel and Perry. Chung Kim’s Black Belt Academy has been in the Quad Cities for more than 50 years, established by Grand Master Chung E. Kim soon after immigrating to the United States from Korea in 1970.
I was born and grew up in Perry, Iowa. After high school I enlisted in the US Army, served three years of active duty, and five years of inactive status before being Honorably discharged in 1988. Currently, I am employed with the city of Perry Iowa as a Water Environment Treatment Plant Operator and have been working in this field since 1989. I have a daughter, a son, and married my best friend Robbie and added her son to our family.
Early in 2002 my kids tried Jun Ki Do Karate. I wanted to lead by example and joined the class myself. Later I found an instructor in Adel Iowa who taught Tae Kwon Do for Chung Kim’s Black Belt Academy. I received my 1st Dan black belt, and in 2005 started to teach Tae Kwon Do in Perry. As we all continue to learn and grow in this art it is our hope to provide and maintain a strong foundation for the next generation of martial artists. Tae Kwon Do has become an important part of my life and has helped me be a better person, not only in the school but in my personal life as well. I feel very fortunate to be a part of the Chung Kim’s family, and now hold a 6th Dan Black Belt.

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1800 Pattee Street Perry, IA 50220

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