October 2018 Masters Club class photo

Asheville Sun Soo Martial Arts had an amazing October 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.


We would like to thank Carbon Negative Consulting for sponsoring our October testing event. Owner Weston Lynch shared his vision for the company, which works with local businesses and landowners to utilize their land to generate food for their families and for revenue. You can reach Weston by calling 828-246-4590.

Asheville Sun Soo Martial Arts was grateful to have 7th Degree Black Belt Master John Meany as our Featured Guest Master Instructor for the October belt rank testing event. Master Meany, who has over 20 years of martial arts experience, visited us from one of our sister schools, located in Montclair, NJ. He and his wife, Master Laura Giletti have served the Montclair area through their school, Glen Ridge Taekwon-do, for 15 years. Thank you, Master Meany!

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

Mr. Phillip Dexter, 17

  • Senior in High School
  • Wrestles and plays football for school teams

Tested to 2nd Dan

Mr. Tom Gadsden, Sr. – 45

  • Owner of eleEOS, a company that provides products and support for home owners, local organizations and small businesses to build a much more eco-friendly enviornment

Tested to 2nd Dan

Ms. Sarah Broberg – 41

  • Education marketing professional

Tested to 1st Dan

Ms. Dana Dollar – 48

  • Interior Design Professional

Tested to 1st Dan

Mr. Noah Goldblatt – 9

  • In 5th Grade
  • Loves math and science
  • Plays soccer and flag football

Tested to 1st Dan

Mr. Jason Symonds – 45

  • Cyber-security professional

Tested to 1st Dan