Our Instructors

Master 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. 

Head Instructor 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 2nd degree black belt in taekwondo in April 2022 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.

Master 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 4th Degree Black Belt in April 2022.

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.

Master 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-five years later she has now earned her 4th degree blackbelt.

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

Instructor Kristopher

Instructor and assistant instructor for Taekwondo

Kristopher has attended Estrada Martial Arts since 2011. He is a 3rd degree blackbelt and is currently working towards his 4th degree.

Kris is also currently in college. In his spare time he enjoys movies, soccer and spending time with family and friends.

In-person classes are now in session!

The health and safety of our students is our top priority. As of September 1, we have reopened and are now offering small, socially distanced classes with the additional option for students to attend over Zoom. Our upcoming spring Kummooyeh program will most likely be held over Zoom and outdoors (as weather permits.) A copy of our COVID in-school safety protocol is also available under the “About Us” menu.

Please check back either here or on our facebook page or call us for more information.

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