Our History

Queens Taekwon-Do Center opened its doors on March 1, 1992 in a small studio located on Roosevelt Avenue and 88th Street in Jackson Heights, New York.  The initial goal was to contribute to the mental and physical development of the community, and more specifically, teach the students how to use their hands and feet as tools of self-defense.

The school—now located a few steps from its original location—currently has more than 150 active students and offers a flexible schedule for both adults and children.

Its instructors—headed by Sa-hyung (Master) Rubén Suárez (VIII Degree)—are nationally and internationally renowned for their technical and competitive experiences, and are top-notch in the physical and technical training of its students.  This has allowed the school and its competitors to achieve world-class recognition and success.

Queens Taekwon-Do is affiliated at the international level with the International Taekwon-Do Federation (I.T.F.), founded on March 22, 1966, with headquarters in Benidorm, Spain.  Its founder was the father of Taekwon-Do, General Choi Hong-hi.  Our national affiliation is the National Taekwon-Do Association-ITF (NTA-ITF)—an official Allied Association (AA) of the ITF established by Master Suarez in 2012 with the current affiliation of more than 20 other schools.


In the past 25 years, Master Suarez has promoted more than 150 Black Belt students at QTC, including more than 20 at the instructor level.