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Bates Taekwondo
"Not the biggest. just the best!"

About us


Bates Taekwondo offers exceptional training in Olympic-style sport Taekwondo for ages  three through adult.


We are a Commissioned Club of USA-Taekwondo (The National Governing Body of Taekwondo for the United States which also certifies all of our coaches.

We produce the highest-caliber Taekwondo athletes in the state of New Mexico by specifically charting and specializing a specific course of learning for each of our students. Some athletes will advance faster than others, while others may stay on a more steadily progressing program.

Our path to the black belt averages around 4-5 years of training (in contrast to 6-10 years at alternate Taekwondo programs).


At Bates we focus on family, fitness & fun! One of our  core beliefs is no matter what your ability or age, with some time, effort, and patience, anyone can become a black belt.


specialty programs


Our Competition Team is a dynamic and challenging training program.  This program is intended to get athletes to the next level.  We develop Taekwondo athletes capable of successfully competing at the state, national, and international levels.  We develop Champions!  

We practice Olympic Style Taekwondo also known as Sport Taekwondo, an Olympic sport that is practiced worldwide.  Sport Taekwondo strategically challenges the mind and body at high levels of physical fitness.  We prepare our athletes for competition in both sparring (kyorugi) and forms (poomsae).  Our competition poomsae athletes compete in Taegeuk forms. 


The Little Braves program, for 3 -5 year olds, is our pre-taekwondo class with 4 separate, special belt ranks.  These classes are geared to be stimulating and fun.  Even though they are very young, we have an engaging curriculum for these adorable kids that is necessary for them to test to the next belt. 

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Bates Taekwondo

2820 Richmond Dr NE

Albuquerque, New Mexico 87107

(505) 985-9091

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