A family orientated martial arts group with academies in Midsomer Norton, Royal Wootton Bassett and Kingswood/Warmley.

DES TKD was founded on 12th September 1994 by its senior instructor Mr Derek Skidmore - 4th degree black belt.

DES TKD is a member of P.U.M.A (Professional Unification of Martial Arts), Europes largest and fastest growing I.T.F Taekwondo group and one of the most respected martial arts organisations in the world.

Our academies boast many achievements since the schools inception, including National, European, and World  Martial Arts Champions.  

However, this is not the only reason behind the success of our schools, it is also based on its reputation to provide the highest quality of martial arts tuition available and also by the students and instructors that make up its membership.

We also have a fantastic social aspect aside from the martial arts training with many annual functions including,

  • Summer BBQ
  • Autumn Camp
  • Christmas Party & Presentation Evening

Making our DES TKD martial arts family the envy of all our competitors.

It just remains for me to welcome you to our school, we hope you enjoy browsing our website and look forward to meeting you and maybe also to the day you are presented with your Black Belt.

Yours Respectfully

Derek Skidmore
4th degree Black Belt
PUMA/ITF International Instructor