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At Asheville Sun Soo Martial Arts, we offer a martial arts practice that is healthy on all levels, building a smart body, strong mind and soft heart. We believe that everyone can be beautiful, powerful and intelligent all at the same time. Our mission is to make the greatest positive difference for the greatest number of people. Our school has the largest memberships for both children and adults in the Asheville area and one of the largest in the southeast region of  the United States.  

Our name describes our culture – Sun Soo (pronounced “soon – soo”) is Korean for “pure” or “pure spirit.”  Our community is inspiringly unique. We are kind, supportive, encouraging, and respectful with each other, practicing within the context of personal responsibility and commitment to excellence. Our practice is also very rigorous – and yet fun, intense – and yet safe, where everyone is working together to be the best we can possibly be – both as individuals and collectively.  

Asheville Martial Arts Classes for All Ages

Pre-School – KidsTeensAdultsFamilies

At Asheville Sun Soo Martial Arts we offer a robust schedule of classes to meet every stage of life and ability. Included are classes for preschool age, elementary school age, teens, adults, as well as classes for entire families to practice together! Do you want to be excellent? Do you want to be powerful? Do you want to be focused? Asheville Sun Soo Martial Arts is the place for you. We are so much more than a family activity or a fun thing to do in Asheville.! Even better?… Most of our students begin their practice with no previous experience!

Asheville Martial Arts Summer Camp for Kids

Voted #1 Kids Summer Camp in WNC 7 years in a row, Asheville Sun Soo Summer Camp delivers fun, focus and a family away from family during the summer months. During this high energy camp, which follows the current prevailing CDC and ACA safety protocols, school age children ​​will enjoy martial arts classes including self defense and character building sessions, arts & crafts, movies, swimming, games, “mad science,” and two weekly field trips. FUN!!!

All Sessions are 9am – 3pm, Monday – Friday unless otherwise noted.

The Asheville After School Program That Promotes Fitness, Focus and Fun!

Voted #1 After School program since its inception five years ago, the Asheville Sun Soo After School Program provides school age kids with a space to focus and excel! Offering healthy snacks, homework time, arts and crafts and physical activity, the Asheville Sun Soo After School Program is led by highly-educated, professional, high-quality teachers and instructors and is the preferred choice for choosy parents in WNC.

5 days per week, 3 days per week, or daily drop-in from after school to 6 pm

My two boys practice at Asheville Sun Soo and have been practicing here for over two years. There are many Tae Kwon Do schools to practice but Asheville Sun Soo is hands down the absolute best in WNC. The family atmosphere embodies the saying it takes a village to raise a child. There are so many parents that attend and practice with their children. It is a small community where everyone becomes a family member. The staff are awesome and have a team of instructors that are extremely knowledgeable and very detail oriented. They challenge their students to do their best and succeed each and every time. I have recommended Asheville Sun Soo to several friends and continue to recommend to anyone wishing to learn true self defense.

Roy W.

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Asheville Sun Soo would like to give special thanks to the readers of The Mountain Xpress for voting us the “#1 Martial Arts Program for Kids” the last 13 years straight,  “the #1 Martial Arts Studio for Adults” the last 14 years straight, “the #1 After School Program for Kids” the last 6 years in a row and “the #1 Kids Night Out Program for Kids” the last 10 years in a row and “the #1 Kids Summer Camp Program” – in the the Best of WNC voting !   Asheville Sun Soo as also been recognized year after year as a fixture in the Best of Western North Carolina Hall of Fame.

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