Yeshá was founded by Charles W. Coker, a 9th Degree Grandmaster who holds Dan grade certifications from the USA Tae Kwon Do Association, Korean Ji Do Kwan Association, World Ko Am Mu Do Federation and Kukkiwon. He was an active competitor retiring in 1983 ranked 2nd (in his division) internationally by Black Belt Magazine.
Yeshá began as a single Tae Kwon Do class at Neptune Baptist Church; Neptune Beach, Florida on June 13, 1983 after Grandmaster Coker closed the commercial schools he and his brother (Grandmaster James Coker) owned. Before long, schools were started in other churches, community centers and store fronts maintaining the same principles and free training. Yeshá continues to train on both an educational and competitive level. We are one of the few AAU, USA Tae Kwon Do Association and World Tae Kwon Do Federation membership groups in the country. Our competitors are recognized worldwide for their abilities and accomplishments.