Master and Head Instructor
Born and raised in Colombia, Master Freddy has engaged in Taekwondo for over 30yrs. He currently holds the 5th Dan black belt. As a Master who is engaged in the martial arts (taekwondo, hapkido, judo and full contact), he continually endeavors to train pupils. He is internationally known and respected for his outstanding physical skills and teaching ability. Master Freddy has also instructed students in the discipline of Taekwondo through his school. He continually strives for improvements for his students as well as himself. His skills and high insight has made him one of the foremost tournament directors and teachers of the martial arts in the international community. Through his expert training, many of his students developed their skills, which have enabled them to compete in tournaments, both at the national and international level. Master Freddy Zuluaga seeks to make Taekwondo a priceless investment in life for everyone. Master Freddy began his training here in the martial arts at the age 11. In the United States, he established residency in Lowell, MA. He joined Master An's Taekwondo, where he immediately became chief instructor and remained so for over 10yrs. In 1999, he opened Zuluaga's Elite Taekwondo Center, which later become known as Lowell Taekwondo.
Steve Garcia has been training in Taekwondo for over ten years and currently holds a 2nd Degree black belt. His interest in martial arts is long lasting, however, as he started training as a teenager in Brandon, Florida. Service to his country interrupted this endeavor, and he spent several years in the U.S. Army. Relocating to Massachusetts, Steve trained in Master An's Taekwondo for several years. When Master Zuluaga opened his own school in February, 1999, Steve decided to affiliate with him, as the Master's in-depth knowledge and the respect he showed to each individual are the qualities he highly valued. Steve believes that honesty breeds integrity. His ultimate goal in Taekwondo is to achieve total mind and body control.
Matt has been training in Taekwondo for over 7 years. Currently, and is working on his 3rd Dan. Taekwondo's philosophy has completely improved my life as well as my interaction with others. He use to be introverted and have low self-esteem. Master Zuluaga's teachings have made me an extroverted individual with a higher degree of self-esteem. Now, he's able to assist with instruction of classes and no longer lack the confidence needed to achieve his career goals.
Some of Matt's goals in Taekwondo, as he works towards his next rank, is to continue learning the use of the Staff as a weapon, expand his self-defense skills and continue to become a better person.