Grandmaster Tony Morris Visits Leicester Elementary

Grandmaster Morris and Ms Amy Vaughn's First Grade Class at Leicester ElementaryFounder and Head Master Instructor Grandmaster Tony Morris recently paid a visit to local elementary school, Leicester Elementary. He taught students some of the basics of self-defense and the tenets of Tae Kwon Do, while conducting a class that was fun and engaging.

While engaging with these students, Grandmaster Morris was also there to support teacher Amy Vaughn, a 2nd degree Black Belt practitioner at Asheville Sun Soo, as well as a first grade teacher at Leicester Elementary.

It is always a pleasure to support our local community, and we are proud of the contributions our students regularly make to the local community. If you are interested in booking Asheville Sun Soo for a martial arts demonstration, self-defense class, or other engaging venue for your group or organization, please contact Grandmaster Tony Morris at Asheville Sun Soo Martial Arts – 828-505-4309.

Asheville Sun Soo Martial Arts is Proud to be a Recipient of the 2019 Sky High Growth Award!

Asheville Sun Soo Martial Arts is proud to have been awarded a 2019 Sky High Growth Award by the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce. The Sky High Growth Awards recognize businesses for their growth and contribution to the local economy.

Asheville Sun Soo Martial Arts was selected as one of only 20 businesses in the greater Asheville area, from among the tens of thousands in its business community. Asheville Sun Soo Martial Arts was chosen in acknowledgement of its exceptionally high professional standards, innovations within the martial arts industry as well as the business community at large, along with its 12 ½ year continuous history of sustained growth, #1 ranking in the annual “Best of WNC” area voting, and contribution to the local economy and quality of life in Asheville.

Grandmaster Tony Morris and Master Michael Dickinson received the award on behalf of Asheville Sun Soo Martial Arts. Also present at the ceremony were Instructors Master Amy Dexter, Master Thabiti Sabahive, Ms. Tina Clark, and Ms. Cyd Smith, as well as Krisy Williams, our Operations Manager.

The award ceremony was held at Sierra Nevada Brewing in Mills River, and was well-attended by many local businesses, many of which also received a Sky High Growth Award. Asheville Sun Soo is thrilled to have been recognized by the Asheville Area Chamber for its business excellence.

Asheville Sun Soo Martial Arts would like to congratulate its fellow 2019 Sky High Growth Award Winners!

Asheville Arborists,  Asheville’s Fun Depot, Avadim Health, Inc., Blue Ridge Orthodontics, Center for Craft, Center for Massage & Natural Health, Hi-Wire Brewing, The Market Place Restaurant & Lounge, The Matt & Molly Team, LLC, Mind Your Business, Inc., Mosaix Group, Inc., PHYSIO Physical Therapy and Wellness, Shoji Spa & Lodge, SimplyHome, Sona Pharmacy + Clinic, Spherion, Vannoy Construction, YMCA of Western North Carolina, and Zoe Dental.

photo of Sun Soo staff members at Sky High Growth Award Ceremony

Profile in Indomitable Spirit – Pastor Brent Edwards

Brent Edwards is a pastor, a fitness advocate, and an adult student at Asheville Sun Soo Martial Arts.

As a pastor, Brent provides outreach to various communities in the Asheville area. He uses his presence to tout the benefits of physical fitness, and to share his personal health journey. He has put a great deal of energy into getting healthy – having lost NEARLY 100 POUNDS over the past few years! He considers his Tae Kwon Do practice at Asheville Sun Soo to be the major component of his sustainable fitness regimen.

Brent is an inspiring example of the possibilities available to all of our adult practitioners, as well as an inspiration to all who meet him. We at Asheville Sun Soo are very proud of Brent and the excellent practioner he has become, and happy for all the changes he has made in his journey to optimum health!

Acknowledging his progress, Brent was interviewed by local television station WLOS News 13 regarding his amazing transformation. Please follow this link and enjoy this positive and uplifting testament to possibilities and a life of health and inspiration! http://wlos.com/news/local/asheville-pastor-campaigns-for-mens-health-cover-with-inspiring-story-of-weight-loss

Asheville Sun Soo Tae Kwon Do Featured in Morning Show

On October 15th, 2016 Master Tony Morris, Master Michael Dickinson, Miss Rachel Beaver, and Miss Olivia Miller were all guests on the WLOS TV News 13 This Morning Show.

Master Morris spoke briefly about the school, and how Tae Kwon Do can benefit one’s health and fitness in addition to being used for self-defense. The segment included a demonstration of board breaks by students Rachel Beaver and Olivia Miller, as well as the performance of a form pattern by all four.

Asheville Sun Soo Tae Kwon Do has one of the highest participating rates of adult students of any martial arts school in North Carolina. Children and adults have the opportunity to practice together as a family. As an extension of the school’s mission, the leadership practices their commitment to excellence in the greater Asheville NC community by performing martial arts and self-defense demonstrations, classes, workshops and motivational speeches for a variety of organizations, events and businesses in the area.

In addition to regular martial arts classes, the school provides after-school programs, special events, and summer camps.

You can view the video below. It can also be viewed on the WLOS website.