Lu's Taekwon-do

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An Art, a philosophy, a sport, a way of life.

Lu's TaeKwon-Do

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Location: R.A. Center - 2451 Riverside Dr., Ottawa, ON K1H 7X7

Class Schedule: Mondays and Wednesdays

Beginner/Intermediate Level: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Advance Level: 7:00 - 8:00 pm


Who we are

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.”

Our Story

Senior Grand Master Lu

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.

Adult (Age 14+)

Children (Age 7 and up)

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.


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Kelly Duval - Former Student

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.

As a parent who embarked on my Taekwon-Do journey nearly 18 years ago, I've witnessed its profound impact not only on myself but on my children as well. While they've grown into busy adults with families of their own, Taekwon-Do remains a steadfast pillar in my life. It's more than just a martial art; it's a lifelong commitment to self-improvement and resilience. Even as our lives have evolved, the lessons learned on the mat continue to shape us, instilling discipline, confidence, and a deep sense of connection. Taekwon-Do isn't just a hobby; it's a legacy I'm proud to share with my family, a reminder of our shared journey and the values that bind us together across generations.


Josh Crabbe - Former Student

Theresa Osterhout - 4th Dan Black Belt Current Student