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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

Asheville Sun Soo Martial Arts Demo at the Mountain Sports Festival

Asheville Sun Soo Martial Arts Participates in 2018 Mountain Sports Festival

Asheville Sun Soo Martial Arts Demo at the Mountain Sports Festival

Practitioners of all belt ranks came out in support of the Mountain Sports Festival

Asheville Sun Soo Martial Arts was invited once again, this Memorial Day Weekend 2018, to be a prominent participant in the Mountain Sports Festival. It was a wet weekend, but the event was well-attended by local families who stayed close to home over the holiday weekend.

In spite of the rain, and even though Asheville Sun Soo Martial Arts was closed for the holiday weekend, our students came out in large numbers for the event. We performed 4 separate onsite demonstrations, providing fun family entertainment for the diverse and engaged crowd. Our students enjoyed several great public demonstration opportunities, as well as multiple class credits through this extra dimension of their practice – all while helping to make the 2018 Mountain Sports Festival all the more fun for all in attendance.

Stay tuned for more demonstration opportunities, and enjoy the associated photos from this year’s event. Special thanks from Masters Morris and Dickinson to all students and staff who participated!

Photo of Grandmaster Suk Jun Kim demonstrating a technique on Master Michael Dickinson of Asheville Sun Soo Martial Arts

Grandmaster Suk Jun Kim Holds Taekwondo Special Seminar at Asheville Sun Soo Martial Arts

Master Tony Morris and Master Michael Dickinson, on behalf of Asheville Sun Soo Martial Arts, would like to thank Grandmaster Kim, again, for coming to Asheville for our Saturday May 12 Traditional Taekwondo Special Seminar.

Over 130 students participated across all belt ranks and ages (5 years old -79 years old!). The seminar covered a variety of topics, as well as technical development. There were 2 separate sessions, the first lasting 1-1/2 hours, was dedicated to lower and middle belt ranking kids. This session helped them light the fire of excitement about their practices and opened their eyes to the opportunity of having a lifelong Taekwondo practice. The second session lasted 3 hours, and was dedicated to kids ranked red belt and higher, as well as teens and adults of all ranks. This seminar section included a variety of topics, technical clarifications, and introduction to some new technical variations.

Each session ended with a question and answer session with Grandmaster Kim, helping students gain insight into his personal history, as well as the lineage and history of Traditional Taekwondo and the place we all hold within that framework.

Although it seemed to be over quickly, our time with Grandmaster Kim, as always, was impactful and enlightening. What a great contribution to our collective practice!

Thank You Grandmaster Kim!

Master Tony Morris

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.

Asheville Sun Soo Participates in 2017 Mountain Sports Festival

Asheville Sun Soo Martial Arts was invited once again, this Memorial Day Weekend 2017, to be a prominent participant in the Mountain Sports Festival.  It was a beautiful weekend for the festival, and the event was well-attended by local families who stayed close to home over the holiday weekend.

While Asheville Sun Soo was closed for classes due to the holiday, we were out in large numbers for the event.  We performed 4 separate onsite demonstrations, providing fun family entertainment for the diverse and engaged crowd.  Our students enjoyed several great public demonstration opportunities, as well as multiple class credits through this extra dimension of their practice – all while helping to make the 2017 Mountain Sports Festival all the more fun for all in attendance.

Stay tuned for more demonstration opportunities, and enjoy the associated photos from this year’s event. Special thanks from Masters Morris and Dickinson to all students and staff who participated!

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.