Kees Tae Kwon Do

Martial Arts in Vernon, Kelowna, Salmon, and Lake Country

Get to know Kees Tae Kwon Do

About Kees Tae Kwon Do
in West Kelowna


Kees Tae Kwon Do is committed to inspiring and empowering you to reach your full potential.

Our focus is on bringing you the best martial arts lessons in the West Kelowna area to give you the tools you need to defend yourself, maintain great health, and become the best version of yourself for a successful living. 

Kees Tae Kwon Do has earned the reputation in West Kelwona, as well as Peachland, Penticton, Summerland & Kelowna, of being the top martial arts school for enriching our students’ lives and equipping them to face life with the winning edge.

Many people believe the martial arts are about just fighting, but our program is much, much more than that. When you train in our martial arts classes you take advantage of the best self-improvement system in the world.


Master Trevor Warkentin


I remember when I was in my late teens, feeling uncertainty about beginning martial arts. I wondered if I had what it took to succeed and I wasn’t the most athletic or confident kid – quite the opposite. Little did I know that beginning my martial arts journey would be one of the most profound experiences of my life!

When I opened my school in 1996, I made a commitment to serving and empowering the community of Vernon, Kelowna, Salmon Arm, and Lake Country by teaching children and adults the confidence, leadership and fitness skills that can only be achieved through martial arts

Trevor Warkentin


See the Results for Yourself


Over 7,000 Square-Foot Main Training Area
Puzzle Mats for Children’s Safety
Open Seating for Parents & Spectators
Shaw Complimentary Wi-Fi

What people are saying about Kees Tae Kwon Do

Jessi Peters
Jessi Peters
It started with a free buddy pass, where my son got to try two classes for free with his friend. The class was super fun! What 5 year old active little boy wouldn't want to learn by playing games and being taught by super fun instructors with pool noodles?? So he was hooked. Then my three year old daughter got bored watching on the sidelines and wanted to try. One class and she was hooked. Then I was watching from the sidelines thinking, dang this looks like fun. So I signed up for one month of kickboxing. Now I'm hooked. Eventually I signed up for taekwondo as well. Hooked on that too. This stuff is empowering! The instructors are skilled, fun, positive, supportive, all while holding you to a high but achievable standard, without undue pressure. I needed a ton of modifications when I started, and was always made to feel great about working at my own level. If you're thinking about it, come try! You will be hooked! Also, compared to many other kid's activities, the price is super reasonable. And kickboxing is a steal! Oh, I also did a kid's birthday party through these guys, and it was awesome! Everyone had a ton of fun, all I had to do was bring a cake and my own kids, and the price was great.
Tammy Gerull
Tammy Gerull
The best class ever
No simple write up here can express the gratitude I feel nor the change for the better Kees has made for my son. No single activity can have such a positive life altering impact on a child's life than joining a martial arts. Thanks to the wonderful trainers of the Vernon Kees Tae Kwon Do studio for your hard work, and epic level patience. Cheers to you all.
hunter “Hunterwild1” wild
hunter “Hunterwild1” wild
Great place to start martial arts or just get in shape or maybe even just make some friends. Super welcoming people and understanding about limitations of people at the start. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a hobby or get in shape


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Master Mike Smith

Founder of West Side Tae Kwon Do
5th Dan Black Belt

Mr. Brian Zandvliet

4th Dan Black Belt

Mr. Ryan Bystrom

4th Dan

Mr. Andrew Keisewetter

4th Dan Black Belt

Mr.Chris Gammel

4th Dan

Miss. Arielle Friesen

Instructor 3rd Dan

West Kelowna

2109 C Louie Dr West Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 9T1

Kees Tae Kwon Do

Although many people think the martial arts are just about fighting, the truth is that the physical “kicking and punching” are really just the tools that I use to teach the more important, and MUCH more valuable lessons about yourself.

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