Our Instructors

Sabumnim Sigfredo

Instructor; 4th Dan in Taekwondo, 2nd Dan in Haidong Gumdo; 2nd Dan in Kummooyeh

Sabumnim (Master) Siggy served 8 years in the US army and has over 20 years of martial arts experience. He has trained in various martial arts styles including taekwondo, aikido, Haidong Gumdo and Kummooyeh. 

Sabumnim Claire

Head instructor; Kummooyeh and traditional Korean archery

Claire signed up for Korean sword art classes during the 2011 summer program and was hooked after her first lesson. She now holds the title of second Dan black belt in both the Haidong Gumdo and Kummooyeh Federations and is preparing to test for her third degree. At present, she is the highest ranking female Kummooyeh practitioner in the United States.

Claire also received her first degree black belt in taekwondo in 2017 and assists with children’s classes. She holds an MA in cultural anthropology and has worked as a behavioral therapist and nanny for special needs children. 

Kyosanim Annette

Instructor and assistant instructor for Taekwondo

Annette joined Estrada TKD Academy in July of 2002 during the Summer TKD program which her daughter attended. She continued on to earn her 3rd Degree Black Belt in December 2016. 

Annette assists with instructing the Adult Beginner TKD classes, and supports Masters Ralph and Maria with instructing classes as necessary. She is an officer with a financial institution, is married with 3 children, does volunteer work, and enjoys cooking and gardening.

Kyosanim Laura

Instructor and assistant instructor for Taekwondo

Laura began studying Taekwondo under Ralph and Maria Estrada through their summer program with the Town of Babylon in 1997. Twenty-two years later she is now a third degree black belt studying for her 4th degree.

Laura also has Masters’ degrees in art education and library science and is the librarian at a special education school. 

Kyosanim Kristopher

Instructor and assistant instructor for Taekwondo

Kristopher has attended Estrada Martial Arts since 2011. He is a 2nd degree blackbelt and will be testing for his 3rd degree next year.

Kris is also currently a high honor roll student at North Babylon High School and will attend college in fall of 2020. In his spare time he enjoys movies, soccer and spending time with family and friends. 

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