Bates Premier Taekwondo
Instructors

  1. Master Jessie Bates is a 4th Dan Kukkiwon Black Belt under Master Francis Esposo. Master Jessie has over 18 years of experience as a taekwondo athlete. She is an NRG Matrix Warriors sponsored Team Member.
    Competition Highlights/Achievements *2010 Youth Olympic Games Bronze Medalist *2015 USA National Collegiate Team Fly Weight Member * 2013 Canada Open ( Sr. Fly ): GOLD * 2013 USAT National Championships ( Sr. Fly ): SILVER *2013 Pan American OPen ( Sr. Fly ): BRONZE *2012 USAT National Championships ( Sr. Fly ): SILVER *2012 Korea Open ( Sr. Fly ): SILVER *2012 Korea Open ( Jr. Light ): SILVER *2012 Costa Rica Open ( Sr. fly ): GOLD * 2012 USA World Championships Team Trials ( Sr. Fly ); SILVER
  2. Coach Chee Bates is a 2nd Dan Kukkiwon Black Belt and a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu brown belt under Professor John D. Machado. Coach Chee is a level 2 USA Taekwondo certified coach, certified TRX instructor, and professional fitness and nutrition specialist. Coach Chee is the head coach for Bates Premier Taekwondo's competition team and assistant taekwondo coach/trainer for the NRG Matrix Warriors Team. He has 18 years of taekwondo coaching experience.
    Competition Highlights/ Achievements * 2001- 2004 Professional Mixed Martial Art ( MMA ) Competitor With Fighters in Training (FIT) * 2003 Grappler's Quest No Gi Champion * 2001 Amateur Muay Thai Southwest Champion
  3. Instructor Page Bates is a 2nd Dan Kukkiwon Black Belt under Master Francis Esposo. Page is a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Professor John D. Machado. He also is a Level 1 USA Taekwondo certified coach. Mr. Page is a great martial artist, positive mentor, and role model for our younger members. He competes in taekwondo, kickboxing, Pankration, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and wrestling. He is also an NRG Matrix Warriors Developmental Team Member.
    Competition Highlights/Achievements * Certified Level 1 USAT Coach *2016 Nationals Senior Welterweight Silver Medalist * 2014 Costa Rica Open Bronze Medalist * 2014 Pan American Open Bronze Medalist *2012 US Open Pankration Championship Gold Medalist * 2008 - 2011 3 - time National Champion Gold Medalist
About Us
  

At Bates Premier Taekwondo, we are committed to providing the highest quality instruction in a family-oriented atmosphere that is fun, challenging, and rewarding.  We offer high level Taekwondo Competition Training and an All Sports Conditioning Program for children and adults.  We have over 18 years of experience and produce the highest-caliber Taekwondo athletes in the state of New Mexico.  We are an Internationally Accredited Academy and are a Commissioned Club of USA-Taekwondo.  Our instructors and coaches are United States Olympic Committee certified through USA-Taekwondo, the National Governing Body of Taekwondo for the United States. 

Bates Premier Taekwondo students will gain self-confidence and discipline through their achievements in Taekwondo.  They will increase their strength, flexibility, balance, agility, and self-defense in a safe and positive learning environment.  Our students demonstrate dedication, leadership, and community service.  All of our black belts and many of our athletes are honor students at their respective schools. 

Bates Premier Taekwondo realizes that each student possesses different physical abilities.  Our instructors and coaches take responsibility as role models for their students seriously; teaching them the importance of strong character, compassion, fairness, and good values. 

The teaching curriculum at Bates Premier Taekwondo is based on two main concepts: mastery of technique and positive mental attitude.  The instructors are so positive about this program that we promise to give students and their families the most professional, well supervised, and highest quality classes available in any sport or art. 
  
"The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will"
                     -Vince Lombardi