Since our founding, Derbyshire Dragons has had the opportunity to help countless students acquire foundational skills, develop new techniques and confidently move forward in their learning journey.


Derbyshire Dragons (DD), the dream of Chief Instructor Master Tim Watkins 7th Degree started in March 2002. In its short life, this progressive club has grown phenomenally, around 500 students now train regularly.

All Instructors are qualified, insured, trained first aiders and work within the DD child protection policy. Every effort is made to ensure a safe happy training environment is maintained.

Derbyshire Dragons is affiliated to international (training / governing) bodies for both Taekwon-Do and Kickboxing which helps to guarantee the quality of instruction provided, but also widens the arena for anyone who has an interest in competing in the many competitions available.