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Grandmaster Barry Partridge

Asheville Sun Soo Martial Arts Welcomes Grandmaster Barry Partridge to Our February 2019 Testing Event

Grandmaster Barry PartridgeWe are pleased to have Grandmaster Barry Partridge as our guest Grandmaster Instructor for the very first testing event in our new space at the River Ridge Market Place, which will take place this weekend, February 8th and 9th, 2019.

Grandmaster Partridge holds an 8th degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and has been practicing for 45 years.  He is a three-time former USTA heavyweight champion and has been a coach to several US Tae Kwon Do Olympians. Grandmaster Partridge is completely devoted to teaching and spreading Tae Kwon Do. He is a superb athlete, and a warm and charismatic person.  Grandmaster Partridge is also a devoted father.  He has a son, Dominique, who also practices and is currently a senior in high school, as well as a daughter, Sophie, who will be testing for her 1st Dan later this year.

Master Morris and Grandmaster Partridge have much in common.  They share two previous teachers and they both attended NC State University in Raleigh at the same time, in the 80s.  Grandmaster Partridge played college football for NCSU.  He was a Traditional Tae Kwon Do stylist up through 3rd degree and then transitioned to Olympic-style Tae Kwon Do, which he has practiced and taught professionally for over 20 years.  Grandmaster Partridge is the Master instructor of two schools, both called United Taekwondo Academy – one of which is in Winston-Salem and the other of which is in Chapel Hill.  He shares his teaching time between the two schools. He chooses to instruct martial arts for a living as he feels like it’s the way for him to make the greatest difference for people.

Grandmaster Partridge loves teaching and loves teaching teachers – which is another thing he shares with Master Morris.  He enjoys facilitating people’s discovery of their own resources to become more effective.  As a practitioner – he loves staying physically fit and enjoys running in addition to Tae Kwon Do.  Although he is very accomplished, he is very humble about these accomplishments.  He believes that when people develop self defense skills, it actually creates a peaceful community because “when people are confident that they can take care of themselves, they are relaxed and comfortable and they don’t overreact – they are able to maintain peace.”  Grandmaster Partridge has great respect and appreciation for other healing modalities beyond martial arts.

We are excited to welcome such an accomplished and enthusiastic teacher, as well as an awesome human being, to our school for testing this weekend.  Grandmaster Partridge will be teaching our Masters Club Seminar, Saturday morning at 10 AM, covering sparring and in-close self defense techniques .  Grandmaster Partridge is looking forward to seeing our students, stating that he loves our family-oriented community, and always feels motivated to infuse his own schools with some of our energy. Please give Grandmaster Partridge a warm welcome when you see him in the studio this weekend!

Asheville Sun Soo to Host All-Ranks Special Seminar Conducted by Grandmaster Suk Jun Kim!

Grandmaster Suk Jun Kim teaches students at Asheville Sun Soo Martial ArtsOn Saturday May 12, Asheville Sun Soo Martial Arts will be holding an all-ranks seminar as an excellent boost to and extension of our students’ martial arts practice. This seminar will be conducted by Grandmaster Suk Jun Kim, 9th Dan, President and founder of Taekwon-do International, and teacher of Master Tony Morris.

Grandmaster Kim is a direct student of General Choi, the founder of Traditional Tae Kwon Do – the primary art taught at Asheville Sun Soo. He was involved with TKD at its inception, and was a chosen member of General Choi’s International Demonstration team, traveling the world for decades – helping to introduce this art to countless thousands. He is an excellent instructor, and we are highly anticipating his visit.

It is always a benefit to a practice to work with highly skilled practitioners and instructors, and Asheville Sun Soo is fortunate that he will be making the trip down to work with our students. We are excited to host him, and Grandmaster Kim is excited to be here with us all!

There will be one 1.5 hour session for children 10 and under, and one session for older children, higher ranking children, and all adults lasting 3 hours. Class credit is available for all participants!

Remember we will not be having regularly scheduled kids’ classes (with the exception of Mighty Tigers and Mighty Lions, who will be meeting for their regular Saturday class) on Saturday due to this event.

Seminar

Times are as follows:

Kids Seminar (open to all kid practitioners 10 and under or blue-red belt and under).
This will run from 9am – 10:30am and will be worth 3 class credits.

Adult Seminar (open to all adult practitioners, as well as kids red belt or higher).
This will run from 11am-2pm and will be worth 6 class credits.

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.