Asheville Sun Soo Martial Arts had an amazing August 2018 testing weekend! We would like to congratulate all who tested, and are very proud of our students and how much work they put into their practice.

AMONG THE HIGHLIGHTS OF TESTING:

We would like to thank Asheville’s Fun Depot for sponsoring our August testing event. Asheville’s Fun Depot is a mostly indoor family entertainment center that features a variety of attractions and activities as well as a full menu of delicious food items. With over 65,000 square feet of indoor fun, Asheville’s Fun Depot is the ideal place to spend quality time with your friends and family regardless of the weather. Attractions and activities include: outdoor and indoor go-carts, 18-hole indoor mini-golf course, laser tag, bumper cars, a climbing wall, playgrounds and inflatables, mini-bowling, X-rider 4D Theater, arcade games, Aeroball, Lazer Frenzy, Atomic Rush, and so much more.

Asheville Sun Soo Martial Arts was grateful to have Shihan Alex Ormaza, who holds a 6th Degree Black Belt in Kenpo Karate, as well as other advanced ranks in related arts, as our Featured Guest Master Instructor for the August belt rank testing event. Shihan Ormaza, who has been practicing for over 30 years, came to us from the Gastonia area of North Carolina. Shihan Ormaza is the Master Instructor and founder of Ormaza’s Family Karate, located in Dallas, NC. Thank you, Shihan Ormaza!

We would like to also thank Mr. Billy Wyatt (3rd Dan) and Master Bob Kerr (5th Dan), from Kim’s School of Tae Kwon Do, for contributing their time as Guest Judges as well.

The following students tested for Black Belt Ranks during the August testing. Congratulations to all of you!

Mrs. Tina Clark – 48

  • Member of Instructor Staff
  • Licensed Professional Counselor

Tested to 2nd Dan

Mr. Damon Dickinson – 48

Tested to 2nd Dan

Nyah Franqui – 12

Tested to 2nd Dan

Michele Louzon – 57

  • Founder of Arms Around ASD – a nonprofit that provides services to individuals on the Autism spectrum and their families, regardless of their ability to pay.

Tested to 2nd Dan

Lucca DeGennaro – 8

Tested to 1st Dan

Eve Flaum – 12

Tested to 1st Dan

Devin Martin – 17

Tested to 1st Dan