At Asheville Sun Soo, we offer each student a one-of-a-kind, amazingly positive experience of mind, body and spirit. We share an excellent martial arts and self-defense practice with high-quality standards and attention to detail in a safe, clean, professional, well-educated and high-energy environment. We see each student in their potential — intelligent, powerful, creative and talented – highly capable. Our teaching philosophy focuses on the positive, “watering the flowers not the weeds,” in order to grow the potential inherently present.
Our primary skill curriculum is traditional Tae Kwon Do. We compliment our traditional Tae Kwon Do with relevant and complimentary concepts from other arts including Hapkido, Aikido, Jujitsu, Judo, Kung-Fu, Catch-Wrestling and Boxing. All of our classes are fun, high-energy, rigorous and full-body workouts, delivered with structure and clear, professional instruction in a state-of-the-art facility.
Our practice facilitates and reinforces the development of excellent character. Respect and discipline are inherent in the nature of our practice and our interactions with each other. We actively endorse the five primary tenets of traditional Tae Kwon Do: Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self-Control and Indomitable Spirit. The longer a student practices, the more ingrained these become.
“Sun Soo” (pronounced “soon” – sue”) means “pure spirit” in Korean. We chose this name as a reflection of our attitude and the way practice. At Asheville Sun Soo, progress is accomplished in the context of the group supporting the individual and the individual contributing to the group. Each person’s presence is a gift to the group. As a result, Asheville Sun Soo has developed an inspiring community of educated, intelligent, positive, supportive, caring and motivated people — who have dedicated themselves to being well-rounded and excellent martial artists as a means to being capable, generous and effective human beings in our families, communities and, ultimately, the world.