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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

Logo for First Bank Asheville, Sponsor for 2019 February Taekwondo Belt Rank Testing

Asheville Sun Soo Thanks First Bank for Sponsoring February 2019 Belt Rank Testing

Asheville Sun Soo Martial Arts would like to thank North Carolina-based First Bank for sponsoring our February 2019 Taekwondo Belt Rank Testing event. We’d like to give special thanks to Jarrod Perkins, a practicing student at Asheville Sun Soo, and local Branch Manager, for his coordination of this partnership.

First Bank has been serving NC since 1935. They offer a complete array of banking products including mortgages, commercial loans, and insurance, as well as personal checking and savings accounts. There are 13 locations here in Western North Carolina, so please stop by and see what they have to offer!

We’d like to additionally thank First Bank for providing some of the commercial financing for our relocation. They made the process easy and have been excellent partners in this endeavor. Thank you First Bank!

Logo for First Bank Asheville, Sponsor for 2019 February Taekwondo Belt Rank Testing

Asheville Sun Soo Martial Arts Had a Great February 2019 Testing – The First in Our New Space!!

Master Marr to visit Asheville for April Testing

This weekend at Asheville Sun Soo Tae Kwon Do, we would like to extend a warm welcome to 6th degree Master James Marr. When you see him in the studio this weekend, please introduce yourself and thank him for being here!
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Master James Marr, 6th Dan, teaches traditional Taekwon-do as envisioned by its founder, General Choi Hong Hi. Master Marr opened his first school, Glen Ridge Taekwon-do, in Glen Ridge, New Jersey in 2002. Eleven years and over 1500 students later, Marr moved with his wife and two children to Shaker Heights, Ohio, to be closer to extended family. His first school continues to run under the leadership of Master John Meany.

Although Master Marr’s Taekwon-do is independently owned and operated, it maintains a close association with S.J. Kim’s Taekwon-Do in Manhattan and Glen Ridge Taekwon-do in NJ. Master Marr’s Taekwon-do is a member of Taekwon-do International, of which Marr is Vice President.

Always a dedicated athlete, Master James Marr competed in track and field, swimming, wrestling, football, and bicycling before discovering Taekwon-do in college. After earning an undergraduate degree in psychology and a masters degree in technical theatre, he moved to New York City to pursue a theatre career. Researching the numerous Taekwon-do schools in Manhattan, Master Marr found Grandmaster Suk Jun Kim, a direct disciple of Taekwon-do’s founder, General Choi Hong Hi.

Master Marr considers his school to be a place of learning, and his method of teaching emphasizes the traditional values of discipline, practice, hard work, and focus. He oversees all classes, and his goal is to help each student reach his or her full potential and therefore, he expects his students to learn and practice with diligence and sincerity.

When asked his favorite thing about practicing Tae Kwon Do, Master Marr says, “I don’t think about it anymore. I just do it.” He added that his favorite part of the traditional curriculum is the patterns (forms). Master Marr’s favorite teaching moments are the times when “a student’s face lights up because they suddenly get it!” He is excited to see Asheville Sun Soo students trying their hardest this weekend and shared that “best effort” is what he really cares about.

Thank you to Master Marr for making the journey to be with us this weekend – we greatly look forward to your visit!

Events

Asheville Sun Soo Martial Arts Summer Camp Session 5 – Aug 5-9, 2019

Martial Arts Training and Day Camp All for One Low Cost!

At Asheville Sun Soo Martial Arts Summer Day Camp, children will enjoy martial arts classes including self defense and character building sessions, arts & crafts, movies, swimming, games, “mad science,” and two weekly field trips. FUN!!!

All Sessions are 9am – 3pm, Monday – Friday unless otherwise noted.

Please see front desk for more info, or call 828.505.4309

Camp Dates:

Session 1: June 17-21

Session 2: July 8-12

Session 3: July 15-19

Session 4: July 29-Aug 2

Session 5: Aug 5-9

Sample Schedule

NOTE: Activities may vary slightly each day

**7:30-8:00: Extended Early Drop-off (Available for a charge of $20/day)
**8:00-8:30: Early Drop-off (Available for a charge of $10/day)

9:00 – 9:30 Icebreaker games
9:30 – 10:00 Character trait art activity
10:00 – 10:15 Snack
10:15 – 11:00 Mixed rank TKD class
11:00 – 12:00 Poetry with a punch
12:00 – 12:30 Lunch
12:30 – 1:15 Art project
1:15 – 1:45 Focus games
1:45 – 3:00 Demo team practice – with snack break

**3:00- 5:00 Extended Day Activities**

NOTE: Activities may vary slightly each day.

*Note: Early drop-off and late pick-up will be charged an additional $5 for every 15 minutes. For your convenience, an extended care program is available – with early drop-off and/or extended pick-up for an additional fee.

What to Bring to Camp Each Day:

  • Water bottle with your name on it
  • Bag lunch and snack
  • Martial Arts uniform with belt
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Swimsuit, towel, and sunscreen (on pool days, Tuesday & Thursday)

Fees (Includes Snack)

Early registration discounts are available!

Register in March for $245 / $345 for extended day*
Register in April for $255 / $355 for extended day*
Register in May for $265 / $365 for extended day*
Register in June (or later) for $275 / $375 for extended day*

*extended day includes 9am drop-off and 5pm pick up

Students: $275/ week
Uniform for Non-Students: $40 (Required)
One-Day Camp: $65
Family Discount: $20 Discount for additional family member(s)
Multiple Week Discount: Resister for both weeks, receive a $20 discount on the second week

Please see front desk for more info, or call 828.505.4309

Registration is limited to 30 students, so register early to reserve your child’s spot!

Camp registration forms are available at the Asheville Sun Soo Martial Arts front desk. Please stop by our school to pick up a form or call us at 828-505-4309 to have one sent via e-mail. Please return your completed form to 800 Fairview Road Suite D2, Asheville NC 28803, with payment.

Asheville Sun Soo Martial Arts Summer Camp Session 4 – Jul 29-Aug 2, 2019

Martial Arts Training and Day Camp All for One Low Cost!

At Asheville Sun Soo Martial Arts Summer Day Camp, children will enjoy martial arts classes including self defense and character building sessions, arts & crafts, movies, swimming, games, “mad science,” and two weekly field trips. FUN!!!

All Sessions are 9am – 3pm, Monday – Friday unless otherwise noted.

Please see front desk for more info, or call 828.505.4309

Camp Dates:

Session 1: June 17-21

Session 2: July 8-12

Session 3: July 15-19

Session 4: July 29-Aug 2

Session 5: Aug 5-9

Sample Schedule

NOTE: Activities may vary slightly each day

**7:30-8:00: Extended Early Drop-off (Available for a charge of $20/day)
**8:00-8:30: Early Drop-off (Available for a charge of $10/day)

9:00 – 9:30 Icebreaker games
9:30 – 10:00 Character trait art activity
10:00 – 10:15 Snack
10:15 – 11:00 Mixed rank TKD class
11:00 – 12:00 Poetry with a punch
12:00 – 12:30 Lunch
12:30 – 1:15 Art project
1:15 – 1:45 Focus games
1:45 – 3:00 Demo team practice – with snack break

**3:00- 5:00 Extended Day Activities**

NOTE: Activities may vary slightly each day.

*Note: Early drop-off and late pick-up will be charged an additional $5 for every 15 minutes. For your convenience, an extended care program is available – with early drop-off and/or extended pick-up for an additional fee.

What to Bring to Camp Each Day:

  • Water bottle with your name on it
  • Bag lunch and snack
  • Martial Arts uniform with belt
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Swimsuit, towel, and sunscreen (on pool days, Tuesday & Thursday)

Fees (Includes Snack)

Early registration discounts are available!

Register in March for $245 / $345 for extended day*
Register in April for $255 / $355 for extended day*
Register in May for $265 / $365 for extended day*
Register in June (or later) for $275 / $375 for extended day*

*extended day includes 9am drop-off and 5pm pick up

Students: $275/ week
Uniform for Non-Students: $40 (Required)
One-Day Camp: $65
Family Discount: $20 Discount for additional family member(s)
Multiple Week Discount: Resister for both weeks, receive a $20 discount on the second week

Please see front desk for more info, or call 828.505.4309

Registration is limited to 30 students, so register early to reserve your child’s spot!

Camp registration forms are available at the Asheville Sun Soo Martial Arts front desk. Please stop by our school to pick up a form or call us at 828-505-4309 to have one sent via e-mail. Please return your completed form to 800 Fairview Road Suite D2, Asheville NC 28803, with payment.

Child walking in river during field trip

Asheville Sun Soo Martial Arts Summer Camp Session 3 – July 15-19, 2019

Martial Arts Training and Day Camp All for One Low Cost!

At Asheville Sun Soo Martial Arts Summer Day Camp, children will enjoy martial arts classes including self defense and character building sessions, arts & crafts, movies, swimming, games, “mad science,” and two weekly field trips. FUN!!!

All Sessions are 9am – 3pm, Monday – Friday unless otherwise noted.

Please see front desk for more info, or call 828.505.4309

Camp Dates:

Session 1: June 17-21

Session 2: July 8-12

Session 3: July 15-19

Session 4: July 29-Aug 2

Session 5: Aug 5-9

Sample Schedule

NOTE: Activities may vary slightly each day

**7:30-8:00: Extended Early Drop-off (Available for a charge of $20/day)
**8:00-8:30: Early Drop-off (Available for a charge of $10/day)

9:00 – 9:30 Icebreaker games
9:30 – 10:00 Character trait art activity
10:00 – 10:15 Snack
10:15 – 11:00 Mixed rank TKD class
11:00 – 12:00 Poetry with a punch
12:00 – 12:30 Lunch
12:30 – 1:15 Art project
1:15 – 1:45 Focus games
1:45 – 3:00 Demo team practice – with snack break

**3:00- 5:00 Extended Day Activities**

NOTE: Activities may vary slightly each day.

*Note: Early drop-off and late pick-up will be charged an additional $5 for every 15 minutes. For your convenience, an extended care program is available – with early drop-off and/or extended pick-up for an additional fee.

What to Bring to Camp Each Day:

  • Water bottle with your name on it
  • Bag lunch and snack
  • Martial Arts uniform with belt
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Swimsuit, towel, and sunscreen (on pool days, Tuesday & Thursday)

Fees (Includes Snack)

Early registration discounts are available!

Register in March for $245 / $345 for extended day*
Register in April for $255 / $355 for extended day*
Register in May for $265 / $365 for extended day*
Register in June (or later) for $275 / $375 for extended day*

*extended day includes 9am drop-off and 5pm pick up

Students: $275/ week
Uniform for Non-Students: $40 (Required)
One-Day Camp: $65
Family Discount: $20 Discount for additional family member(s)
Multiple Week Discount: Resister for both weeks, receive a $20 discount on the second week

Please see front desk for more info, or call 828.505.4309

Registration is limited to 30 students, so register early to reserve your child’s spot!

Camp registration forms are available at the Asheville Sun Soo Martial Arts front desk. Please stop by our school to pick up a form or call us at 828-505-4309 to have one sent via e-mail. Please return your completed form to 800 Fairview Road Suite D2, Asheville NC 28803, with payment.

Asheville Sun Soo Martial Arts Summer Camp Session 2 – July 8-12, 2019

Martial Arts Training and Day Camp All for One Low Cost!

At Asheville Sun Soo Martial Arts Summer Day Camp, children will enjoy martial arts classes including self defense and character building sessions, arts & crafts, movies, swimming, games, “mad science,” and two weekly field trips. FUN!!!

All Sessions are 9am – 3pm, Monday – Friday unless otherwise noted.

Please see front desk for more info, or call 828.505.4309

Camp Dates:

Session 1: June 17-21

Session 2: July 8-12

Session 3: July 15-19

Session 4: July 29-Aug 2

Session 5: Aug 5-9

Sample Schedule

NOTE: Activities may vary slightly each day

**7:30-8:00: Extended Early Drop-off (Available for a charge of $20/day)
**8:00-8:30: Early Drop-off (Available for a charge of $10/day)

9:00 – 9:30 Icebreaker games
9:30 – 10:00 Character trait art activity
10:00 – 10:15 Snack
10:15 – 11:00 Mixed rank TKD class
11:00 – 12:00 Poetry with a punch
12:00 – 12:30 Lunch
12:30 – 1:15 Art project
1:15 – 1:45 Focus games
1:45 – 3:00 Demo team practice – with snack break

**3:00- 5:00 Extended Day Activities**

NOTE: Activities may vary slightly each day.

*Note: Early drop-off and late pick-up will be charged an additional $5 for every 15 minutes. For your convenience, an extended care program is available – with early drop-off and/or extended pick-up for an additional fee.

What to Bring to Camp Each Day:

  • Water bottle with your name on it
  • Bag lunch and snack
  • Martial Arts uniform with belt
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Swimsuit, towel, and sunscreen (on pool days, Tuesday & Thursday)

Fees (Includes Snack)

Early registration discounts are available!

Register in March for $245 / $345 for extended day*
Register in April for $255 / $355 for extended day*
Register in May for $265 / $365 for extended day*
Register in June (or later) for $275 / $375 for extended day*

*extended day includes 9am drop-off and 5pm pick up

Students: $275/ week
Uniform for Non-Students: $40 (Required)
One-Day Camp: $65
Family Discount: $20 Discount for additional family member(s)
Multiple Week Discount: Resister for both weeks, receive a $20 discount on the second week

Please see front desk for more info, or call 828.505.4309

Registration is limited to 30 students, so register early to reserve your child’s spot!

Camp registration forms are available at the Asheville Sun Soo Martial Arts front desk. Please stop by our school to pick up a form or call us at 828-505-4309 to have one sent via e-mail. Please return your completed form to 800 Fairview Road Suite D2, Asheville NC 28803, with payment.

Asheville Sun Soo Martial Arts Summer Camp Session 1 – June 17th – June 21st, 2019

Martial Arts Training and Day Camp All for One Low Cost!

At Asheville Sun Soo Martial Arts Summer Day Camp, children will enjoy martial arts classes including self defense and character building sessions, arts & crafts, movies, swimming, games, “mad science,” and two weekly field trips. FUN!!!

All Sessions are 9am – 3pm, Monday – Friday unless otherwise noted.

Please see front desk for more info, or call 828.505.4309

Camp Dates:

Session 1: June 17-21

Session 2: July 8-12

Session 3: July 15-19

Session 4: July 29-Aug 2

Session 5: Aug 5-9

Sample Schedule

NOTE: Activities may vary slightly each day

**7:30-8:00: Extended Early Drop-off (Available for a charge of $20/day)
**8:00-8:30: Early Drop-off (Available for a charge of $10/day)

9:00 – 9:30 Icebreaker games
9:30 – 10:00 Character trait art activity
10:00 – 10:15 Snack
10:15 – 11:00 Mixed rank TKD class
11:00 – 12:00 Poetry with a punch
12:00 – 12:30 Lunch
12:30 – 1:15 Art project
1:15 – 1:45 Focus games
1:45 – 3:00 Demo team practice – with snack break

**3:00- 5:00 Extended Day Activities**

NOTE: Activities may vary slightly each day.

*Note: Early drop-off and late pick-up will be charged an additional $5 for every 15 minutes. For your convenience, an extended care program is available – with early drop-off and/or extended pick-up for an additional fee.

What to Bring to Camp Each Day:

  • Water bottle with your name on it
  • Bag lunch and snack
  • Martial Arts uniform with belt
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Swimsuit, towel, and sunscreen (on pool days, Tuesday & Thursday)

Fees (Includes Snack)

Early registration discounts are available!

Register in March for $245 / $345 for extended day*
Register in April for $255 / $355 for extended day*
Register in May for $265 / $365 for extended day*
Register in June (or later) for $275 / $375 for extended day*

*extended day includes 9am drop-off and 5pm pick up

Students: $275/ week
Uniform for Non-Students: $40 (Required)
One-Day Camp: $65
Family Discount: $20 Discount for additional family member(s)
Multiple Week Discount: Resister for both weeks, receive a $20 discount on the second week

Please see front desk for more info, or call 828.505.4309

Registration is limited to 30 students, so register early to reserve your child’s spot!

Camp registration forms are available at the Asheville Sun Soo Martial Arts front desk. Please stop by our school to pick up a form or call us at 828-505-4309 to have one sent via e-mail. Please return your completed form to 800 Fairview Road Suite D2, Asheville NC 28803, with payment.