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Our instructors and coaches are certified through the USA-Taekwondo United States Olympic Committee

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Master Chee Bates, Master/Owner/Head Coach, Bates Taekwondo


  • Over 20 years of Taekwondo coaching experience


  • USA Taekwondo certified coach -  Level 2 / AAU Taekwondo certified coach/Certified TRX instructor / Professional fitness and nutrition specialist


  • Assistant Taekwondo coach/trainer for the NRG Matrix Warriors Team

Competition Highlights

  • 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

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Page Bates, 2nd Degree Black Belt

Started Taekwondo training in 2004/ Started competing in 2004

Earned black belt in 2008

Competition Highlights

Bronze at Costa Rica Open


Silver & Gold medalist at US Open

Silver medalist at USAT Nationals Senior Division

Gold at Las Vegas Open & Las Vegas State

Ryan Araujo, 2nd degree black belt

Started Taekwondo training in 2015/Started competing in ?Earned black belt in 2020

Gold medalist at Phoenix Grand Prix

Bronze medalist at USAT Grand Prix

Gold medalist AAU Regionals

Silver medalist at WOT

Gold medalist AAU Regionals 

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Chaney Cecil, 2nd Degree Black Belt/ranked #1 heavy weight in the USA, currently on USA National Team 2024


        Started Taekwondo training in 2012 / Started competing in 2014   Earned black belt in 2018​​

Competition Highlights


   ​2014-Pan Am Champion

2018 US Open-Sparring-Gold

2021 AAU Nationals-Sparring-Gold
2021 AAU Team Trials-Sparring-Silver   

2021 Grand Slam-Sparring-Gold

 USA National Cadet Team Member 2021

                                        AAU National B Team Member 2021

2023 AAU Nationals-Sparring-Silver
2023 Team Trials- Sparring-Bronze
2023 USAT Nationals- Sparring-Silver
2023 US Open- Sparring-Bronze

2024 Team Trials- Sparring-Gold

2024 US Open-Sparring-Gold











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Cooper Cecil, 2nd Degree Black Belt/ranked as top US heavy weight

Started Taekwondo training in 2012 / Started competing in 2014  Earned black belt in 2019

Competition Highlights

2016, 2018 & 2019 National medalist


US Open International medalist

2024 Silver medalist AAU Regional


Jill Dema, 2nd degree blackbelt


Professional dancer '91-96

Certified Pilates Instructor since '96

Licensed Massage Therapist 

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