Tim Johnson – Model citizen and martial artist

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!

timjohnsonHow 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.