Mrs. Amy Dexter is a certified instructor and Director of Mighty Tigers at Asheville Sun Soo Tae Kwon Do. Mrs. Dexter has been an accomplished athlete for her entire life including basketball career at the college level. Mrs. Dexter started her martial arts practice at Asheville Sun Soo in its opening days and has the distinction of being the first Asheville Sun Soo student to have been promoted more than one rank at a single testing as a colored belt. Additionally, she became one of the school’s first “home-grown” black belts. She holds a 2nd Degree Black Belt in traditional Tae Kwon Do under the direct tutelage of 6th Degree Black Belt, Master Tony Morris with additional tutelage from 9th Degree Black Belt, Grandmaster Suk Jun Kim, Founder and president of TaeKwon-Do International and was the second woman student in the school to reach 2nd degree. Mrs. Dexter joins the other instructors at the school in additional training in Hapkido and Jujitsu. As a practitioner, Mrs. Dexter has placed first in forms, sparring and board-breaking in tournament competitions – including the regional level. Mrs. Dexter is an accomplished teacher having taught elementary education in with Buncomb County Schools for many years.
Mrs. Dexter is a mother, wife and long-time Asheville resident. Her professional education includes a B.S. in Elementary and Special Education. Mrs. Dexter probably smiles more than most human beings and her smile lights up the dojang. She is excellent technician and practitioner and an excellent example of poise, grace, beauty and power – all at once!
A major instructor presence on staff at Asheville Sun Soo, Mrs. Dexter lead-teaches all of the Mighty-Tiger classes, about half of the adult-beginner classes and about one-third of the kid classes from a school schedule with more than thirty classes per week, and growing. Mrs. Dexter also teaches some classes off-site at some area schools in addition to assisting Master Morris with a numerous demonstrations and motivational presentations in various public venues. When she is not teaching – either in the school system or in the dojang, Mrs. Dexter can be found most otherwise spending time with her family.
Mrs. Dexter is an inspiration to all that have the pleasure of engaging with her each day!