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Asheville Sun Soo Martial Arts Welcomes Master Mark Nathanson as Our Guest Master Instructor for Our 2018 April Testing

We are pleased to announce that Master Mark Nathanson will be joining us at Asheville Sun Soo for our 2018 April testing. Master Nathanson has been a long time member and contributor to Taekwon-do International and a student of Grandmaster Kim’s for nearly 40 years. Master Nathanson is accomplished in his life both as a martial artist and as a podiatric surgeon. He is also a devoted husband to Emma – a high school teacher of English and Psychology, and father of three awesome kids – Sam (12), Maya (9) and Hannah (7). Master Nathanson is a fantastic instructor with a great sense of humor and we are excited to have him as a guest this weekend!

Master Nathanson began his Taekwondo practice in 1976 at Grandmaster Kim’s first school in Bergenfield, New Jersey. He had some boxing experience but wanted to expand his skill set and had a friend who was practicing with Master Kim at the time. In summer of 1979, Master Nathanson earned his 1st degree black belt and was, soon after, teaching basic classes at the school. From 1979 to 1983 he competed on the Ohio State University TKD team and taught classes for the school’s Tae Kwon Do club.

Master Nathanson’s early martial arts career was defined by intense training and frequent competition. He says he has competed in 200-300 tournaments in his life…many that went well and many that didn’t. Some of his career highlights include competing for the USA in the Americas cup in 1980, being the captain of the Ohio State University team for 4 years straight, and competing in either the US collegiate nationals or the USA nationals for each year in college.

Master Nathanson cites Grandmaster Kim as his greatest influence and says that he continues to look up to him after several decades of being his student. Master Nathanson also fondly remembers Master Ruben Cassenova, who has passed away, as one of his favorite teachers. Although Master Nathanson initially found him to be intimidating, he ultimately is grateful to Master Cassenova for teaching him how to be tough and how to exceed what he thought he was capable of.

Another career highlight for Master Nathanson occurred when he was invited to train at the Olympic training center in Colorado Springs in 1980 after placing second in the middle weight category in the state of Ohio. After four days of high altitude training, he says he couldn’t wait to get home. He also traveled to Korea with Grandmaster Kim in 1995 and trained at the Kukkiwan (the world Taekwon-do headquarters) for “ten glorious days.” His last tournaments were in 2003-2006, and he counts himself as “lucky enough” to compete in and sometimes win grand championships in breaking, patterns, and sparring. Master Nathanson does not compete anymore due to his high rank, but he still misses it!

Master Nathanson’s favorite element of Taekwon-do training is the constant search to find a better way to do things and then to try to find a way to impart that knowledge onto others – he says “it makes it feel brand new to me every day, despite the many years I have put into it. I love to see those that I teach actually ‘get it’… it is the greatest feeling one can have.” Master Nathanson also loves practicing and teaching basics. He enjoys the challenge of seeing how each individual person moves and then trying to figure out how to teach them how to use the Taekwon-do in such a way as to fit their body. As an instructor and as a practitioner, Master Nathanson believes that this process helps him to make improvements.

As part of his life-long commitment to fitness and athleticism, Master Nathanson’s other interests include weight lifting, running or biking. He is also dedicated to working hard in the office to help his patients. However his ultimate passion is his family. His oldest son is autistic and struggles daily with his challenges, but has a huge heart and is considered to truly be the family’s gift. His daughters are active in sports, and are excellent students. His wife is a graduate of Columbia University and the Teacher’s College at Barnard.

Master Nathanson has visited Asheville Sun Soo several times before, and loves Asheville. He is excited about seeing all of the instructors and students again.

We are thrilled to welcome Master Nathanson back to Asheville for our testing this weekend. He is an exceptional teaching resource in the larger Taekwon-do community and we are lucky to have him as a guest judge. We are also looking forward to the seminar that he will be teaching Saturday morning for our black belts. Thank you Master Nathanson for taking time out of your busy life to be with us this weekend!

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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.

June 2019 Kids Night Out

Our Mountain Xpress Best of WNC Kids Night Out Program. Drop off elementary school aged kids for a fun-filled evening with us! We will feed them, play games, and engage in family-friendly entertainment.

Hours are 6pm-10pm. Cost is $25 for the first child, $15 for each additional child from the same household.

You do NOT have to be a student here to participate, so tell your friends!

Sign up at our front desk today!

May 2019 Kids Night Out

Our Mountain Xpress Best of WNC Kids Night Out Program. Drop off elementary school aged kids for a fun-filled evening with us! We will feed them, play games, and engage in family-friendly entertainment.

Hours are 6pm-10pm. Cost is $25 for the first child, $15 for each additional child from the same household.

You do NOT have to be a student here to participate, so tell your friends!

Sign up at our front desk today!

April 2019 Kids Night Out

Our Mountain Xpress Best of WNC Kids Night Out Program. Drop off elementary school aged kids for a fun-filled evening with us! We will feed them, play games, and engage in family-friendly entertainment.

Hours are 6pm-10pm. Cost is $25 for the first child, $15 for each additional child from the same household.

You do NOT have to be a student here to participate, so tell your friends!

Sign up at our front desk today!