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We aspire to excellence in all that we do.

True excellence includes intelligence, awareness and a willingness to raise the bar every time. We believe that a life led in excellence is exciting and, despite life’s challenges, excellence is a valuable tool to rise above the mediocre status quo.

The five tenets of Traditional Tae Kwon Do serve as directives for how we practice martial arts with one other, treat our students and their families, operate our business and live our lives outside of the dojang.

This potent combination uniquely equips a practitioner with the capacity to provide a meaningful contribution. We believe in contributing to every situation such that it is better because of our presence. We believe in making our lives and the lives of those around us the best they can be, by making relevant and impactful contributions. We believe in making a difference.

Together, our core values drive our mission: “To make the greatest positive difference for the greatest number of people.”

Traditional Tae Kwon Do (Korean Karate) & Jiu Jitsu

We promote and operate with the highest levels of professionalism, quality and excellence in every domain.  The primary martial art we teach is Traditional Tae Kwon Do (Korean Karate), led by 8th Degree Grandmaster Tony Morris, which we complement with additional concepts from Hapkido, Jiujitsu, Judo, Aikido, Boxing, Kung-Fu and Qi-gong.  Parallel to our Traditional Tae Kwon Do curriculum, we offer a full curriculum to both kids and adults in Danzan-Ryu Jiujitsu, led by 6th Degree Professor Thabiti Sabahive.

Be sure to check out our Kids Night Out and other events for more fun things to do with the kids in Asheville.

What Sets Sun Soo Martial Arts Apart…

“We have students practicing with us from all parts of the area – North, South, East and West Asheville, many families passing several other martial arts schools to receive instruction at Asheville Sun Soo. We have a thriving adult membership as well as children and teens. Entire families practice here on a regular basis.”

“An exceptional number of our school-age students excel in school.  In fact, the majority of these students who have practiced with us for greater than two years have become straight-A students.  Many were not operating at that level in school when they initially began their martial arts practice with us here at Asheville Sun Soo.  We also are not doing school work here.  What we are doing however, is practicing focusing, being disciplined, setting goals and following through to achieve them — and all with attention to detail and an aspiration for excellence.  Those qualities applied to school and everywhere else creates great results.”

“Some parents come to us looking for things to do or activities for their toddlers or children. Once they learn about Sun Soo, they find the instruction and the environment here is so much more than just another activity.  We build character, achievement, confidence, respect, focus, awareness, break-through, possibilities and much, much, more.  Practice at Asheville Sun Soo becomes a practice of healthy behaviors and habits that empower our students to create for themselves accomplishment and success. ”

Grandmaster Tony Morris

Core Values

At Asheville Sun Soo, our core values are at the heart of everything we do.

The five tenets of Traditional Tae Kwon Do:

  • Courtesy
  • Integrity
  • Perseverance
  • Self-Control
  • Indomitable Spirit

As well as…

  • A state of Excellence.
  • A net Contribution.
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