Our student spotlight this week is on Leah Dickinson!
Leah is a sweet, hard working student who is very enthusiastic about her Tae Kwon Do practice. Leah practices with her Dad and participates in both kid AND mixed adult classes. Leah brings a great attitude to the mat and always treats her classmates with respect. She has improved immensely since beginning her practice and sets a great example for the other students. Leah is also a great at sparring – she is fierce but has excellent control, and above all is a team player. Leah is an awesome member of our community and we are grateful to have her as a student here at Sun Soo!
Where you go to school: Isaac Dickson Elementary
How long you’ve been practicing: 2 years
What you enjoy most about your practice so far: I get a good exercise, I also get to meet new people and I get to learn about being more organized
Other hobbies/interests: roller skating, disc golf, running, swimming and biking
Something people at Tae Kwon Do probably don’t know about you: That I love, love, love manatees!
Favorite Tae Kwon Do moment: My blue belt testing.
Our student spotlight this week is on Allan Wolf. Allan is a tremendous contribution to the community here at Sun Soo. He has practiced Tae Kwon Do for 5 years and recently earned his 2nd degree black belt. Allan is a poet and author who tours regularly and has been recognized internationally for his works which are mostly directed at youth audiences. In the do-jang, Allan brings a unique enthusiasm and creativity to his practice and to all his interactions with other students. He readily offers his kind feedback and encouragment to new practioners. We also love that Allan practices with his teenage sons, Simon and Ethan. All three of them train hard together and support each other as a family! We are grateful that Allan is part of our family here and that he brings his A game to every class!
Name: Allan Wolf
Rank: 2nd Degree, Black Belt
Occupation: Author, Poet, and Presenter.
Why you practice: It makes me feel great! It keeps me flexible and strong. And I really love the community. Plus it’s something I can share with my sons, Ethan and Simon.
How long you’ve been practicing: At Sun Soo, almost 5 years. Although I have “dabbled” off and on my whole life.
What you enjoy most about your practice so far: The feeling of accomplishment. The quality of instruction. The sense of community. The friendships. And the opportunity to be associated with such a professional, top-drawer organization.
Other hobbies/interests: Vermi-composting. I actually have an rather extensive worm farm in my basement.
Something people at TKD probably don’t know about you: I just released a live album with my band, The Dead Poets. It’s called “The Dead Poets: III”
Favorite Tae Kwon Do moment: Testing or 2nd Degree with my son Ethan.
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Ian is a great friend and classmate for all the students at Asheville Sun Soo. He practices diligently and has improved remarkably from white to red belt. Ian is inclusive, respectful, and receptive to feedback from instructors and classmates alike. He also recently volunteered his free time to make a donation jar for Asheville Humane Society, which we kept at our front desk at Sun Soo. Ian’s jar raised over 50 dollars! We are proud of Ian for striving to improve personally and for setting a great example for his classmates.
Name: Ian Towers
Where you go to school: Vance Elementary
Why you practice: Because it’s fun!
How long you’ve been practicing: 3.25 years
What you enjoy most about your practice so far: Earning my form, one step and sparring stripes in class.
Other hobbies/interests: Baseball, history, and legos.
Something people at Tae Kwon Do probably don’t know about you: I have dissected a pig’s heart.
Favorite Tae Kwon Do moment: When I broke my first board!
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