Gateway Baptist Church
1915 Rosemark Rd
Atoka, TN 38004
Phone # (901) 837-8087
White Belts 6:00-7:00PM
Colored Belts 7:00-8:30PM
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Founded in January, 2009 by Lisa Gatto and Carissa Johnson, Atoka is the first Yesha school located outside the Jacksonville, Florida area.
The instructors and junior instructors at Atoka Yesha, under the guidance of Grand Master Coker and Master Kevin Thomas, emphasize the physical, mental, and character building aspects of taekwondo.
The physical goals of our program are to build strength, endurance, balance, coordination, cardiovascular heath, and flexibility. Our mental goals include an improved ability to focus, more self confidence, and the ability to listen and follow directions. Finally, our character goals are given equal emphasis. They include respect for others, respect for self, strengthened self discipline, and most importantly, a moral compass based on the model of Jesus Christ.
Also, we like to have fun! During the last three years we’ve shared time together outside of class at baseball games, car washes, tournaments, church block parties, a Halloween party and Christmas caroling. We’ve enjoyed community service projects such as demonstrating TKD for a local nursing home and teaching TKD at a day camp for kids with ADHD.
At Atoka Yesha, we strive to build an atmosphere of friendship and camaraderie where we come together to learn taekwondo and share God’s love. During each class, we take time to learn from the Bible such things as The Fruits of the Spirit, The Beatitudes, and how the life of Jesus reflects the Five Tenets of Taekwondo.
Our school has students from 5 to 50 and classes are for all ages. Bring your family and come join us on Tuesday night and Saturday morning for fun, fitness, and fellowship.