Midsomer Norton




Training Times



September 2001 saw the opening of DES TKDs third school of Taekwondo, Kingswood & Warmley.  Since its inception it has grown to become the largest of the three.  This success is based on its reputation and the quality of the teaching through its instructors.

As The Grange School closed we were forced to find new premises and are now based at Broadlands Academy, Keynsham.

Many of the instructors started as students at the school remaining loyal to Mr Skidmore.  The schools membership continues to increase whilst maintaining its traditional Taekwondo values and the high standards demanded by the students.  The school consistently strives to produce high quality martial artists and has one of the highest pass rates in the UK.

Mr Skidmore encourages his students to partake in competitions having done so in the past and is a four time black belt national destruction champion and PUMA UK record holder, he has also produced over 500 regional, national, european and world champions.  Three of his students competed for the England squad in the 2006 and 2007 world championships, winning in 2006 which was the first time the squad had done so in this tournament.

The school has a very committed team of instructors who create a great club spirit.  The students also play a big part in this supported strongly by their parents and family who are always welcome and enjoy many of our social functions we have outside of training such as,

  • Summer BBQ
  • Training Weekend
  • Christmas party & awards ceremony

Little Pumas was introduced to the Kingswood & Warmley school in April 2007, this is a program for 4-6 year olds and follows a unique syllabus.  The children have a fantastic time learning about martial arts, valuable life skills, maintaining discipline and respect all in a fun environment instructed by 8 time British Champion, England squad member and world champion bronze medalist, Miss Karen Dowse.