If you want to become a great martial artist, get into shape without having to go to the gym or simply want to meet new people in a fun environment then this is the place for you. I practiced martial arts as a kid and then stopped for 25 years. Now that my kids are old enough, I wanted them to have the same experiences I did when I was younger. I checked out the other facilities in town and I chose Sun Soo because of the many classes available, also they have a family class for kids and adults. Great place with truly dedicated and caring instructors!!
Both my 8 year old son and I have had an amazing experience at Sun Soo! My son has learned a lot about not only the physical aspects of tae kwon do, but also what it means to be a martial artist in terms of integrity, self respect and respect for others. As an adult student, I have found it to be a safe space where I feel pushed to succeed without any aggressive or overly competitive energy. It is truly a community school that uses a well rounded approach to the martial arts.
Mother & Son
I visited 4 different facilities before deciding on Sun Soo...
As a parent of 2 very active boys, we have exposed them to numerous activities, baseball, basketball, soccer, cub scouts, etc. When they told me they wanted to try karate I was skeptical due to my lack of knowledge. I stereotyped karate into a category as a place parents took kids who were being bullied. I visited 4 different facilities before deciding on Sun Soo. I can not begin to tell you how impressed I have been with the program. The teachers are patient, encouraging and hold the kids to a high standard of discipline. The benefits are so many it is impossible to list, but if I had to sum up the biggest attribute is the teaching of respect. Respect in everything they do.
The change in my kids has been tremendous in just 3 months, I look forward to years of learning for my kids. Give this program a try, it will dispel any hesitation you have. Kudos to Master Morris and his program.
"...a place for kids to grow physically and mentally..."
Beyond all my Expectations!!!!
As a father of two boys, 9 and 7, I have had the opportunity to experience a multitude of activities. I was hesitant when they wanted to try karate, but after a short two months of instruction under Tony Morris and the other instructors at Sun Soo I am so glad we began in this practice. They have grown more in character in two months in this program than in years of sports, cub scouts and music training combined. It is difficult to express how impressed I am with all aspects of this program. I urge any parent looking for a place for their kids to grow physically and mentally to explore the benefits of Sun Soo.
Asheville Sun Soo is the most amazing and transformative place that I have ever experienced. I have always been athletic, so I decided to try classes as a new fitness challenge. What I found was not only the most challenging and engaging workout of my life, but a fun community that I can always count on for encouragement and support. I am now a 2nd degree black belt, and it has been an amazing experience to watch both myself and the community here grow and improve. Being a student here has helped me turn into somebody that I am truly proud of and I am honored to practice among such devoted students. Master Morris has a work ethic like no one I have ever met, and it shows in every element of this studio - from the facility, to the content of the classes, to the one on one support given to every student who practices here. Where ever you are in life right now, I encourage you to come watch a class or schedule an intro because words cannot describe the positive impact of Sun Soo - you will have to experience it for yourself.
Asheville Sun Soo is awesome! Not only do I get a great workout I have gained a community of friends who are so dear to me. The school teaches a lot about being in integrity and cultivating a positive outlook on life which I really enjoy. The attention to detail taught of the art by the teachers is incredible I feel my practice is getting better and better all the time. This school is such a great combination of having fun and serious martial art skill, the best of both worlds!!!
I had thought that martial arts classes might be too focused on "fighting." What I found at Asheville Sun Soo is an amazing community of friendly people, and the best workout of my life. This is crossfit to the MAX! Tony Morris and his staff of instructors are top notch, and teach a very well rounded traditional form of Tae Kwon Do that focuses on form and conditioning in addition to sparring. The best part is that I can practice with my daughter! I can't say enough about what a great experience we are having here!
The instructors are great with the kids and really take the time to help them and also make this an enjoyable experience for everyone.
BEST IN WNC
VOTED #1 FOUR YEARS IN A ROW
Sun Soo was voted Best Martial Arts Studio and Best Martial Arts Practice by the readers of The Mountain Xpress 4 years in a row.