Odyssey School brings Tae Kwon Do to Students, Community

Asheville, NC November 8, 2010 — Beginning the week after Thanksgiving, Asheville Sun Soo will offer an 8-week introductory Tae Kwon Do session for area residents, students, staff, and family members of Odyssey Community School. The course is value-priced at $250 to include the uniform and up to three weekly classes.

Continuing its commitment to offer adult programs as well as student-based offerings to its surrounding neighbors and community, Odyssey will host four classes weekly at their Montford Historic District campus on Zillicoa Street in North Asheville. Kids classes will be offered twice weekly from 4:00 – 4:45 followed by an adults-only class from 5:00 – 6:00 PM. Kids can return to after-school care until 6:00 if necessary.

Participants are also invited to attend a third class at no cost at Sun Soo’s main facility in the K-Mart Plaza on Patton Avenue. A complete Taekwondo schedule is available on their website at www.martialartsasheville.com.

Head instructor Master Tony Morris notes, “our traditional Tae Kwon Do tenets of Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self-control, and Indomitable Spirit are completely consistent with Odyssey’s philosophy of respectful interaction in an emotionally safe place. Bringing this special session to the school gym provides a convenient opportunity for the community to explore the benefits of martial arts.”

Students will be eligible to test for their white-yellow belt at the end of the introductory session. This martial arts session underscores Odyssey’s commitment to life-long learning and self knowledge, as students can continue their martial arts self defense training in the advanced program at Asheville Sun Soo Traditional Tae Kwon Do Academy.

For more information, contact Odyssey Community School at 828-259-3653 or Master Morris at Asheville Sun Soo Traditional Tae Kwon Do 828-505-4309.

Master Tony Morris is a 6th degree master instructor and -owner of Asheville Sun Soo Tae Kwon Do. He is also an accomplished architect, nationally renowned portrait artist, certified life coach, and trainer and motivational speaker.

“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.

Norm 10/30/2010

“…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.