Our student spotlight this week is on Tim Johnson. Tim is a dedicated student at Sun Soo who was inspired to start his practice by his 12 year old son, Tim Johnson Jr. Tim puts great effort into his Tae Kwon Do practice, paying attention to details and improving the way he moves. Having recently begun, Tim is off to a great start by attending regularly and making steady technical progress. On and off the mat, Tim is such a kind and gentle person that one might never guess that he is an FBI agent! Working with Tim in class is a great experience for all because he is so helpful and humble. We are honored to have Tim as a student here – as a model citizen, father, husband, community member and leader. Thank you Tim for you contributions!
How old are you? 51
What is your rank? Yellow belt
What is your occupation? FBI Special Agent assigned to Western North Carolina working from the Veach-Baley Building, Asheville, NC.
Why do you practice? To build a stronger relationship with my son while creating great memories with him. I also practice in order to have a mental and physical practice which leads to personal growth.
How long have you been practicing? Since September, 2014
What do you enjoy most about your practice so far? The staff and students are fantastic. There is unique collection of people from all walks of life who come together in a very supportive and positive environment.
What are some of your other hobbies or interests? Fishing and spending time with the family
What is something that people at Tae Kwon Do probably don’t know about you? I spent 3 years traveling the world as part of the FBI’s protection detail from the United States Attorney General. I served Attorney Generals John Ashcroft and Alberto Gonzales.
What is your favorite Tae Kwon Do moment? Watching my son successfully complete his first belt test.
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Our student spotlight this week is on David Tindall. David is an excellent martial artist and contributor at Asheville Sun Soo. David and and his wife Amy were both inspired to begin their Tae Kwon Do practice by their son, Chiron (age 12), who currently holds the rank of blue belt. David approaches his practice with an open-minded attitude and allows his classes to serve as reflections for his entire life. David and his family set a great example of teamwork, as they frequently practice together outside of class and gently push each other towards improvement. It is always very special when a parent follows the example of their child and starts a martial arts practice, and David is no exception. We are grateful for the openness, humility, and enthusiasm that David brings to his practice at Asheville Sun Soo. Tae Kwon Do is a vehicle for self improvement, and it is clear that David understands and applies this idea. Thank you David for being a part of our community!
What is your age? 46 (over 21)
What is your rank? Green
What is your occupation? General Manager, Mellow Mushroom Pizza
How long have you been practicing? One year.
Why do you practice? To improve upper-body strength, body awareness and self confidence
What do you enjoy most about your practice so far? The psychological aspects of body movement, especially starting to learn about the dynamics of physical interactions with others.
What are some of your other hobbies/interests? Hiking, concerts, bicycling, table games with family.
What is something people at Asheville Sun Soo probably don’t know about you? I volunteer at WNC Group Homes for Autistic Persons as Human Rights Committee Chairman.
What is your Tae Kwon Do moment? I have two…seeing my son in his first class (first in our family), and seeing my wife in her first class.
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Our student spotlight this week is on Olivia Miller. Olivia is a fantastic student at Asheville Sun Soo. Olivia trains with her Mom, Jenny and her younger brother, Crede. Olivia is a talented athlete (running, tennis and Tae Kwon Do) and responsible student who maintains her commitment to her Tae Kwon Do practice, creating discipline and excellence in her busy life . We appreciate Olivia’s helpful attitude and her inclination to make new friends and be inclusive of everyone – a great contribution to our community at Asheville Sun Soo. She additionally contributes by frequently volunteering at Kid’s Night Out and participating in the teen service projects. Olivia has made great progress at Asheville Sun Soo, both physically and emotionally and we are excited to celebrate her progress with her as she tests for her Junior 1st degree black belt in the near future. Thank you Olivia for being awesome and for your contributions here at Asheville Sun Soo!
How old are you? 14
What is your rank? Recommended Black Belt
Where do you go to school? North Buncombe Middle School
How long have you been practicing? 5 years
Why do you practice? Because I enjoy it and love progressing throughout the ranks. I like learning new forms and other curriculum. I’ve also made some great friends.
What do you enjoy most about your practice so far? All of it! But mostly forms.
What are some of your other hobbies/interests? Playing the cello, playing tennis, running
What is something people at Asheville Sun Soo probably don’t know about you? I enjoy watching Sherlock, Doctor Who, and The Office. I also love England and playing sports.
What is your favorite Tae Kwon Do moment? I love it all!
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