Belt rank represents a combination of factors in the practice of our students, including a measurement of physical skill, attitude, character, commitment to development and ongoing improvement, and continued self-awareness.

At Asheville Sun Soo Tae Kwon Do, our commitment to excellence applies to everything we do. Our commitment to the development of a person as a whole is reflected in the rank progression of each and every student at Asheville Sun Soo.

Supporting this approach, we are not a belt factory – standing against the current of many martial arts schools today. We hold a belt testing event approximately every nine weeks, allowing students plenty of opportunities to advance based on skill, level of preparedness, and the ability to demonstrate significant improvement at his/her current rank – in all phases of practice. In order to test, students must meet the progress and quality-control requirements for each successive rank, including attendance of at least a certain number of a classes, which increases for each rank. Students not yet ready to test receive the ongoing benefit of support resources at Asheville Sun Soo as they steadily make progress toward earning the privilege to test in the future.

We believe that every student is capable of being excellent and reaching levels far beyond what he/she believes is possible. When students exceed their own expectations by operating at a level of excellence and earning acknowledgement, they experience a heightened degree of self-worth in their practice and in all other domains of life.

Open to the Public: Asheville Free Event & Activity for Parents and Children

Our testings are popular public events that are open to spectators, organized, inspirational and action-packed. Looking an activity you and the children can do in Asheville? Be sure to mark this event in your calendar. You and your children just might want to explore the art of Tae Kwon Do. Facilitated by multiple master-level instructors, each testing includes relevant technical demonstrations and educational concepts that foster successful living.

If you’d like to understand more about our testing process, please contact us. We look forward to meeting you.