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Location: R.A. Center - 2451 Riverside Dr., Ottawa, ON K1H 7X7
Hours: Tues and Thurs 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
*Note: We will be temporarily closed during the holidays. Classes will resume January 4th, 2022*
Lu's TKD is Ottawa's premier martial arts school. We are a family-oriented TaeKwon-Do school dedicated to empowering our students and providing them with the tools to live a better life through fitness, self-defence and discipline. Lu’s TaeKwon-Do is “an art, a philosophy, a sport, a way of life.”
Head Instructor of Lu's TaeKwon-Do
Senior Grandmaster Phap Lu holds an 9th Degree Black Belt and has studied TaeKwon-Do for over 50 years.
Grandmaster Lu was born in Saigon, Vietnam in 1956. At the age of 13, he started TaeKwon-Do training and received his 1st Degree Black Belt at the age of 15. He then became an Instructor at the famous Ohdokwan TaeKwon-Do School in Vietnam.
In 1979, Grandmaster Lu came to Canada and joined Jung Park's TaeKwon-Do School as an Assistant Instructor and trained under the tutelage of Park Jung Taek.
Grandmaster Lu won first place in Free Style Breaking Techniques at the Inter Continental Cup in Quebec City in 1982. He also helped the Canadian Team place 1st overall at the same tournament. Grandmaster Lu was a Gold Medallist in the 4th World TaeKwon-Do Championship held in Scotland in 1984. Over 45 countries participated and Grandmaster Lu helped lead the Canadian Team to be the victorious Grand Champions.
In 1989, the Founder of TaeKwon-Do, General Choi Hong Hi, requested Grandmaster Lu, to assist him with International Instructor's Seminars around the world. Grandmaster Lu assisted General Choi since that time with International Instructor's Seminars until the General's death in 2002.
With a wealth of experience and knowledge, Grandmaster Lu is passionate to cultivate and preserve General Choi's original teachings. Over the last 30 years, Grandmaster Lu has built strong foundational roots of TaeKwon-Do in the Ottawa Region.
Our classes are for teens and adults of all ages. Our TaeKwon-Do program is very challenging and rewarding. You'll find you become addicted to TaeKwon-Do with the benefits of a stronger mind and body. Each individual trains for different reasons, be it self defence, self confidence, enhanced coordination, a cardio workout or a new hobby.
Our program enhances self confidence, self control, self-esteem, focus, discipline and coordination through fun and exciting training classes that help the young Masters with a well-rounded development.
I studied with Master Lu back in the 80’s when he was teaching with Master Park on Nepean.He was always patient, kind, and encouraging.He believes in you doing your best and measuring your progress by your own ability. Not on how good you think others are. His standard are hi when he teaches. He does not believe in teaching to brag or boast. He loves teaching and watching others succeed. Even in small victories.I would honestly recommend him.
Phenomenal school! I attended for years throughout school when I was younger. The instructors really care about each student and take the time to ensure that every student succeeds! I simply could not recommend this school enough. Master Lu is one of the best teachers I have ever had the privilege of learning under.