- 6th Degree Black Belt- World Taekwondo Federation
- 1st Degree Black Belt- S. Henry Cho Taekwondo Institute
Maria Estrada has over 30 years dedicated to the Martial Arts. A native of Italy, she’s studied under five Korean masters and is skilled in various other disciplines such as kickboxing. She had been written about in the New York Post and PM Magazine and has appeared on the Joe Franklin Television Show. She was inducted into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame on April 24, 2004 and again on August 4, 2007, as Taekwondo Master of the Year.
Master Maria, a Sri Sathya Sai Baba devotee in involved in various community services on Long Island. She has taught self-defense to various women’s groups and has been a spokesperson at the Town of Babylon Town Hall with the intention of encouraging young girls to be ambitious and pursue their dreams through confidence and self-reliance. Master Maria has also donated her time to raise funds for local PTAs and public schools.
Master Maria is a Florida and NY State champion and is an excellent coach and instructor of both children and adults.