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 Premier 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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Chaney Cecil, 2nd Degree Black Belt/ranked #1 heavy weight in the US in 2022


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

Competition Highlights

                          USA National Cadet Team Member 2021


​                             AAU National B Team Member 2021


​                                Gold Medalist at Nationals 2021


​                            International Gold Medalist At US Open 


​                Currently Ranked #1 in the USA as a heavy weight cadet


​                                        Pan Am Champion age 7


​                        Medaled at Nationals in both sparring and poomsae


Mahdi Hossaini, 2nd Degree Black Belt

Started Taekwondo training in 2015 / Started competing in 2016 / Earned black belt in  2019


                                           Competition Highlights


2019 AAU National Champion 

Silver medalist at AAU Regionals

Silver medalist Las Vegas Open

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Cooper Cecil, 2nd Degree Black Belt/ranked #1 in 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

Currently ranked in the top 10 heavy weight cadets

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

Alyssa Abeyta, 2nd degree blackbelt

Gold medalist at Fiesta Challenge

Gold medalist Phoneix Grand Prix


Jill Dema, 2nd degree blackbelt


Professional dancer '91-96

Certified Pilates Instructor since '96

Licensed Massage Therapist 

Bates Premier Taekwondo

3880 Menaul Blvd NE

Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110

(505) 985-9091