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We're dedicated to transforming lives through the power of martial arts.


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

At Kees Tae Kwon Do, our primary goal is to offer you the finest martial arts lessons right here in Okanagan. Our aim is to provide you with the essential tools not only for self-defense but also for maintaining excellent health and helping you become the best possible version of yourself, ensuring a successful and fulfilling life.

We take great pride in our reputation as the leading martial arts school in Okanagan. We are known for enhancing the lives of our students and empowering them to approach life with confidence and a competitive edge.

While some may think of martial arts solely in terms of combat, our program encompasses so much more. When you engage in our martial arts classes, you're immersing yourself in the world's most effective self-improvement system.

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Hi, I'm 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.

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Mrs. Shelbi Arnold



Miss Hailey Morris



Miss Haley Arnold




4704 - 29th St. Vernon,

British Columbia V1T 5C2

4704 29th St, Vernon, BC V1T 5C2, Canada

Your FAQ Guide:

Who are the instructors?

Our proudest achievement is the outstanding leaders that Kees Tae Kwon Do - Vernon has produced. Under the direction of the owners and our Chief Instructor, these fine young people are highly motivated to help the kids of our community succeed at martial arts and in life!

Does my child need to be in good shape to start lessons?

A vital highlight of our program is our commitment to treating each student as a unique individual, allowing them to advance at their own pace.

We do not gauge progress in comparison to others but rather against an individual's own prior achievements.

In this way we make sure that every student, regardless of their initial fitness level, can have an enriching experience in our program and progressively enhance their strength, fitness, and flexibility.

If I'm not sure the program is right for my child, how would I find out?

In reality, the most effective way to determine if our program aligns with your needs and suits your family is to experience it firsthand!

We're excited to offer some fantastic web-exclusive promotions that allow you to explore our program sans any obligations.

This way, you can personally witness how our program can bring value to BOTH you and your child.

Are your classes separated by age?

Yes! We know that students of different ages are at different developmental stages. Not only are classes separated by age, but skill and experience level also. This ensures your child will be with other kids of similar age and experience.

Will Martial Arts make my child overly aggressive?

In contrast to he prevailing trend, we address a vital concern. In today's media landscape, children are consistently exposed to an overwhelming abundance of both simulated and real violence through video games, television, movies, the internet, and various other media platforms.

However, within our distinctive program, we teach students genuine, pragmatic, and highly effective conflict resolution techniques that actively work to de-escalate situations prone to violence.In addition, we impart escape strategies that are accessible even to individuals with a smaller stature, enabling them to navigate potentially perilous encounters safely.

In the unfortunate event that your child encounters an aggressive situation where peaceful resolution or escape is not feasible, they will also possess fundamental martial arts skills to protect themselves.

What is the "Focus" of your classes?

Life Skills. While the kicking and punching skills are great exercise and a lot of fun for the kids to learn, it is even more important that they become Respectful, Confident Leaders in our community. Kees Tae Kwon Do - Vernon is Vernon’s B.E.S.T. Martial Arts School and focuses on Building Essential Skills Today!

Join the families who joined Kees Tae Kwondo Okanagan!

I have only good things to say about the programs and people at Kees. We've been there for a few years now, and it has been so good for our kids.

So much encouragement and support from all the instructors and staff.

Karin MacKenzie

Love this place! My daughter started about 6 months ago and she is loving the program!! All the belts!! She practices alot at home as well

Shes in the after school program now and that is a life saver for 2 parents who work full time!! She gets upset when we have to leave!!

Go kees and team!! Xoxoxoxo

Kim Youds

We have been attending Kees for over 4 years and loving it! Not only does this program encourage kids to be mindful, it also teaches them an array of positive traits to attain as they become respectful and responsible young humans.

Not to even mention the empowering physical aspect of the classes. All in all, I think every child would benefit from joining Kees. The skilled instructors and staff are truly an aspiration!! Thank you all for your commitment!

Kat Bag

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Email: Trevor@kees.ca

Phone: (250) 763-5597

Address: 111-1645 Dilworth Dr Kelowna, V1Y 8M4

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