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    Voted the Best Martial Arts School in WNC and the US


    A Commitment to Excellence Through Martial Arts

    For Youth, Teens, Adults
    And Families

    We Are NOT Just Another Martial Arts School

    We are NOT a multi-location franchise. We are NOT just a place for the kids to “try out a new activity”. We are NOT just a place to learn a few self defense techniques.

    We Are Asheville Sun Soo Martial Arts

    We ARE a mindset. A philosophy. A community. A journey…..to discipline, success, focus, respect. We ARE your next evolution. We ARE the path to a version of yourself or your child you never knew was possible!

    Asheville’s World-Class Martial Arts School

    Asheville Sun Soo Martial Arts is a single, headquarter location, world-class martial arts school in Asheville, NC.  We are committed to the highest standard of excellence by offering intensive , personalized instruction and focusing all of our energy within our single location.  We teach primary curriculums of Traditional Tae Kwon Do and Danzan Rhu Jujitsu, with complementing concepts and fundamentals from a variety of other styles including Hapkido, Aikido, Judo, Kung-fu, Krav Maga and boxing. We offer a rigorous, yet fun, welcoming and inspiring, martial arts practice that is focused on building a stronger body, a smarter mind and a kinder, more courageous heart for children, teens, adults and entire families!

    Aspiring to Excellence in All That We Do

    Best in Class Martial Arts Studio

    Setting the Standard for Martial Arts Practice Locally, Regionally and NATIONALLY

    Our school has the largest membership for both children and adults in Western North Carolina and is one of the largest in the southeast region of the United States.

    We have been voted #1 in WNC 16 years in a row and recently, received national recognition as “Martial Arts School of the Year” –  in the United States – by the United Taekwon-Do Alliance.

    What Makes Us Different from Other Martial Arts Studios?

     

    LARGE CLASS SIZES

    We have large class sizes because we are in high demand! Large class sizes, when properly taught, provide the best combination of benefits to the student. At Asheville Sun Soo, we have developed sophisticated, innovative and cutting-edge teaching methods empowering us to facilitate some of the best and largest classes in the industry. 

    At Asheville Sun Soo Martial Arts, our facility is state-of-the-art and one of the largest and best equipped facilities in the country. We are well-versed in a variety of teaching approaches and structures, empowering us to facilitate large classes in a way that makes the students’ experience much richer than the smaller classes available at the typical alternatives. Our high-energy classes have unparalleled teacher-to-student ratios, built-in community, camaraderie and unmatched inspiration!

     

     

    DIVERSE CLASS SCHEDULES

    A large variety of class types as well as class times provides flexibility, accessibility and convenience.

     

     

    EXCELLENT INSTRUCTORS

    Our Asheville Sun Soo Martial Arts Instruction Staff is lead by 8th Degree Black Belt Grandmaster Tony Morris.  One of the few instructors at this rank to actively continue teaching.  Our Adult Instructor Staff meet or exceed the highest  standards in the martial arts education industry. Our abundant staff of Internationally Certified Instructors are highly educated and receive extensive and ongoing training as martial arts instructors as well as personal-growth coaches.  Our Adult Instruction Staff is supported by an abundant Teen Assistant Instruction Staff composed of straight-A, well mannered, self-confident, responsible and excellent teen martial artists who started their practices as children, grew up in the school and maintained their practice as a foundation to many areas of their lives.

     

     

    FAMILY ATMOSPHERE

    Our school highly values family members spending time together. Whether you are a couple, a parent with one or more of your kids – or an entire family – what better way than to share a martial arts practice together at Asheville Sun Soo Martial Arts?! 

    No other organized engaged time allows you to work out and achieve success together as different family members, while everyone is in a state of rigor, inspiration, positivity and constant development and all in an atmosphere of abundant and synergistic mutual support.  You can’t be on your kid’s soccer team and they don’t really want to go to work with you! So come practice togher at Asheville Sun Soo Martial Arts!

     

    Large Class Sizes

    Large class sizes provide high energy, camaraderie and the opportunity to learn from others.

    Diverse Class Schedules

    A large variety of classes provides flexibility, accessibility and convenience.

    Excellent Instructors

    Our instructors are some of the best in their field. We often use dedicated and accomplished students to teach others.

    Family Atmosphere

    Our school focuses on family time. No other organized sport allows you to work out and achieve success together.

    How Will YOU Sun Soo?

    PRE-SCHOOL   |   KIDS   |   TEENS   |   ADULTS/FAMILIES

    DO YOU WANT TO BE EXCELLENT?
    DO YOU WANT TO BE POWERFUL?
    DO YOU WANT TO BE FOCUSED?
    ASHEVILLE SUN SOO MARTIAL ARTS IS THE PLACE FOR YOU.

    At Asheville Sun Soo Martial Arts we offer a robust schedule of classes to meet every age and ability with one focus: helping you become the best you can be! We are so much more than a martial arts studio. We are a community, a way of life, a commitment to achieving personal excellence!

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    ADULTS/FAMILIES

    Kids Night

    Out

    WHEN PARENTS NEED A NIGHT
    OUT, KIDS GET ONE TOO

    Business

    Speaking

    MOTIVATE TEAMS AND INSPIRE LEADERSHIP

    After School

    Program

    PICK UP FROM AREA SCHOOLS

    School

    Events

    CLASSES, WORKSHOPS AND EXHIBITIONS

    Summer

    Camps

    MULTIPLE SESSIONS AND DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE

    Birthday

    Parties

    SUN SOO YOUR BIRTHDAY WITH FUN AND EDUCATIONAL TAE KWON DO

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    FAQ’s

    Is Asheville Sun Soo right for me and my family? Can I start my practice as a beginner? What can I expect to gain from a practice at Asheville Sun Soo Martial Arts? See our frequently asked questions.

    What are the health benefits of Tae Kwon Do?

    A student can expect to increase: flexibility, balance, coordination, reflex, spatial awareness, strength, stamina, quality of sleep, peace of mind, focus.

    A student can expect to decrease: stress, anxiety, fear, unhealthy weight, cholesterol, blood pressure.

    What are the personal development benefits of Tae Kwon Do?

    The benefits of Tae Kwon Do practice are vast. School aged children improve their performance and grades in school. Adults see reductions in stress and anxiety and report a better work life balance. Posture almost always improves for children and adults.

    Below are some common benefits of being active in our classes.

    Our kids become:

    • Excellent students in school
    • Socially confident and comfortable
    • Happy, responsible and contributing family members
    • Excellent, goal-setting achievers
    • Leaders among their peers
    • Strong, coordinated and capable in their bodies
    • Capable and skillful martial artists

    Our adults become:

    • In the best shape of their lives
    • Happy and healthy in their relationships
    • Professionally effective
    • Clear and stress-free
    • Confident, capable and skillful martial artists
    For adults, how does Traditional Tae Kwon Do at Asheville Sun Soo Martial Arts compare to other exercise venues like Zumba, running or CrossFit?

    Traditional Tae Kwon Do at Asheville Sun Soo for adults is a super rigorous, full-body work-out that exercises every muscle and joint through bio-mechanically sound range-of-motion movements with great attention to detail, facilitated by excellent, highly educated, rigorously and internationally certified instructors with many years’ experience and the highest professional standards. Accompanying this rigor is a safe, respectful and inspiring community of positively oriented, high-achieving martial artists of all belt ranks.  The pace of class, the attention to detail, and the overall context of excellence stimulate our students’ entire being in an exciting way, facilitating continuous development in every area of life. On top of all of this, our adults are acquiring a practical skill set (not just performing repetitive movement) while becoming confident and skillful martial artists – a whole life practice, with a purpose.  The process we engage with synergistically together on the mat, we are able to take with us into all parts of our lives outside of class for a whole-life approach to success, health and happiness!

    What is the risk of injury from practicing Traditional Tae Kwon Do at Asheville Sun Soo Martial Arts?

    Very Low. At Asheville Sun Soo, we practice with excellent fundamentals, self-control and respect for ourselves and our fellow students.

    Does Asheville Sun Soo teach MMA-style fighting?

    Yes and No. Traditional Tae Kwon Do as a martial arts style itself is a comprehensive art, an amalgamation of several time-tested and centuries-old self-defense systems, including Shotokan Karate, Kung-Fu, Taekkyon, Aikido, Boxing and Hapkido and Judo. In that sense, yes: Traditional Tae Kwon Do taught at Asheville Sun Soo Martial Arts is a type of mixed martial art.  

    At the same time, however, at Asheville Sun Soo we do not promote the culture that has come to be associated with “fighting” or “MMA” in the way the term is currently used – through venues like the UFC cult craze.  We consider these cultures to be barbaric, ego-based and pro-violence.  Instead, we have a culture of excellence, community, respect and care for one another with great emphasis on maintaining a disciplined martial arts practice for a happy, healthy and successful life – mind, body and spirit.  

    Does Asheville Sun Soo Martial Arts offer any other martial arts or classes in addition to Tae Kwon Do?

    Yes. Our primary curriculum is Traditional Tae Kwon Do, with emphasis on blocking, striking and kicking. It also includes energy redirection from Akido, escape and submission concepts from Military Hapkido, hand- and foot-work from Traditional Boxing, circular movements from Kung-fu and falling and throwing joint-locks from Classical Judo. Additionally, we offer a complementary curriculum in Traditional (Danzan-Rhu Jiujitsu which includes additional emphasis on rolling, falling, escapes and submissions.

    Testimonials

    Where do I begin

    Where to begin… I started attending Asheville Sun Soo back in August. I had originally gone in for my orientation almost a year and a half prior, but I let fear sway me out of following through (you know the whole “starting something new” and “what if I look like an idiot?” kind of fear). The itch to go never left, and I finally sucked up it up and joined this summer. I can honestly say that it’s been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made for myself. The students and teachers have quickly earned a place in my heart. Not only is the school true to the discipline, but it’s also a community, a giant family, and not to mention a killer workout. All of the instructors are incredibly kind, knowledgeable, and so, so skilled at meeting all students where they’re at. One of my most favorite things about Sun Soo is how the essence of community is embedded into their curriculum– even though the school is large with many students (adults as “old” as 80 and kids as young as 3) you have the opportunity to get to know and connect with everyone. Even if you’re a complete newbie, you are included as if you’re a seasoned student. I could say so many things about the palpable integrity, discipline, and care that is Asheville Sun Soo, but I’ll let you feel it for yourself, because you will the second you walk through the doors.

    ~ Julia A.

    I Cannot Say Enough

    “I cannot say enough good things about Sun Soo. My son has been taking classes for about three years, and this school year, we’ve taken advantage of the aftercare program. It is indispensable. The teachers, the availability, the love and courtesy shown to all – it’s priceless. All of their programs are run professionally, but with genuine care woven throughout. My son will be going here for classes, after school care and camps for as long as possible!”

    My two boys

    “My two boys practice at Asheville Sun Soo and have been practicing here for over two years. There are many Tae Kwon Do schools to practice but Asheville Sun Soo is hands down the absolute best in WNC. The family atmosphere embodies the saying it takes a village to raise a child. There are so many parents that attend and practice with their children. It is a small community where everyone becomes a family member. The staff are awesome and have a team of instructors that are extremely knowledgeable and very detail oriented. They challenge their students to do their best and succeed each and every time. I have recommended Asheville Sun Soo to several friends and continue to recommend to anyone wishing to learn true self defense.”

    ~ Roy W.

    I started my own practice

    I started my own practice here two years ago as a 40-year-old, after decades of wanting to learn a martial art, and years of watching Sun Soo grow and develop in Asheville. The moment I gave myself permission to go for it and begin was a pivot point in my life. While I love the physical nature of the practice – the fitness benefits are wide and large – it is the precise and focused instruction from the staff that has most directly affected my life. Learning how to kick well is cool, but learning how to live well is immeasurable. I have no doubt that each and every one of the staff, as well as my fellow practitioners, want the absolute best for me in all things. The intention, integrity and inspiration in the school is deep. Now, practicing with my wife and four kids as well, I am proud to give to and receive from this school and this practice.

    ~ Sam R.

    our 11 year old daughters

    Our 11 y.o. daughters started their martial arts journey here last May. Every interaction is positive. The instructors are a diverse bunch all with consistent skill in their craft as well as their management of the kids & participants. This is a fabulous place to help your kids develop physical skill, self-confidence, and accountability.

    ~ Nicki G.

    The Mother's Day Special

    My husband bought me the “Mother’s Day Special” at Sun Soo nearly two years ago – to say I was hesitant to start a martial arts practice as a 40 year old woman is a complete and utter understatement! In my almost two years of practice I have become a different person- a woman of confidence and strength that I didn’t know was possible for me. I am SO grateful to the staff and my fellow practitioners. Sun Soo is so much more than a place to learn martial arts- it’s a place to learn to be the very best version of yourself in every area of your life. If you’re at all on the fence about joining – just do it.

    ~ Nicole R.

    Sun Soo is awesome!

    Sun Soo is awesome! We have a 5 year old and have been attending classes twice each week for a few months now. The classes and belt progression is extremely well thought out and very conducive for motivating and keeping a child’s interest as well as teaching them valuable life skills both mentally and physically. I have seen growth in our child’s coordination, attention span and sense of pride. All of the teachers at Sun Soo are wonderful. They are consistent and dedicated. We have just been so impressed and we are so glad to be a part of the Sun Soo family!

    ~ Karly S.

    been practicing Tae Kwon Do at Sun Soo with my two kids

    I have been practicing Tae Kwon Do at Sun Soo with my two kids, 5 and 13 for over a year and it has been one of the best experiences! It is not easy to find activities that the whole family can be involved in and this practice has provided that and so much more. We started at Sun Soo shortly after moving to the area from Ohio and it provided some much needed community and stress release. It feels amazing to start or end the day with some punching, yelling and kicking. There is also a focus on personal discipline and being your best self on and off the mat that I love. I would recommend this practice to anyone and I am so grateful that I became involved. I honestly can’t picture where I would be without it now.

    ~ Amanda B.

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    Lillian Payne
    Lillian Payne
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    My son has participated in Sun Soo's summer camp program for three years now. We've tried many summer camps in the Asheville area and Sun Soo is the best of the bunch. Not only do the kids have a great time, but they are learning discipline and ways to show up in the world with consideration, manners and kindness. The camp is the perfect balance of structure and free play. They learn martial arts, take field trips and gain confidence. The instructors care about each child's development and the camp week culminates in a wonderful gathering to present and share what the kid's learned that week. Highly recommend!
    jody guokas
    jody guokas
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    We can’t say enough good things about sun soo. Our 8 and 9 year old have been going for several months and have learned so much more than just martial arts. It’s a great community that is so devoted to inspiring and teaching kids of all ages.
    Iggy
    Iggy
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    Being on staff has been a wonderful privilege that has allowed me to better myself and others using something I love; martial arts.
    Krystal Seiling
    Krystal Seiling
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    Both my 6 year old daughter and my 4 year old son have been taking classes for about a year. They have not only learned TKD moves, but also important lessons and principles of life. Staff is top notch and caring and kind, while also being able to keep things under control.This past weekend, my son celebrated his 5th birthday party here and it was the best party we have ever had! Cream of the crop instructors, fun games, and awesome demonstrations with my son leading. Him and his friends loved it!Can't recommend Sun Soo enough!!!
    Sun Soo has amazing reviews and there’s many reasons why! We joined a month ago and have been really impressed. They’re super supportive and encouraging of the children. My son loves the instructors and learning the techniques. As a parent, I feel welcome and valued. Highly recommend!!
    Jill Klott
    Jill Klott
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    Sun Soo is an amazing community, and has been such a positive part of my family’s well-being. The instructors and staff are the absolute best and you can tell they are so invested in helping you learn. We have two adults and one grade school kid practicing, and it’s created something fun and healthy for us to bond over. The community is welcoming and diverse, which we greatly appreciate. We only started this year and have already made wonderful friends and look forward to class each week. You’ll find everyone is helping each other succeed, and it’s truly a unique and amazing place that Grandmaster Morris has created.
    TT Baum
    TT Baum
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    My partner and I both practice at Sun Soo. I started last Summer and immediately found it one of the most welcoming, diverse and community oriented martial arts schools I have ever encountered. Grandmaster Morris has done an amazing job creating a space for for adults and kids alike. The instructors are knowledgeable and skilled at teaching all levels of taekwondo. Though Sun Soo larger than other schools I have trained in, I always feel like I get individual attention when needed. It's been a foundational part of my self care. I love Sun Soo!
    Regina Trantham
    Regina Trantham
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    A picture is worth a thousand words..Many thanks to the caring staff at Sun Soo for a wonderful summer camp experience for my grandson.
    Jola Robson
    Jola Robson
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    Our kids have been going to the after school program and practicing taekwondo at SunSoo for 2 years now. Friendly and highly qualified staff along with the values being taught make this place like no other. We feel very lucky to be part of this amazing community!
    Paula Penovi
    Paula Penovi
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    I started practicing here in March and I have been having an amazing time in a safe, educational, supportive, and fun environment. I highly recommend Sun Soo for anyone looking to start out their martial arts journey. The instructors are knowledgeable and experienced, but also friendly and patient with beginners like myself. I'm learning something new every day, not only from the instructors but also from fellow students in class. I am very grateful to have found such a positive and encouraging place!
    Pam Davis
    Pam Davis
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    My six yr old grandson started classes last Fall. It's been amazing to watch him grow not only in his martial arts skills, but in his character and confidence. This summer he attended their summer camp with every week offering more stories of adventures and new friendships made. I really appreciate their focus on offering kids opportunities to learn new things. He's playing chess now, and clearly I need to practice :-)Sun Soo offers an encouraging and positive environment committed to helping each other become the best version of themselves.
    Christi Hurd
    Christi Hurd
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    This martial arts program is phenomenal! I just had the privilege of attending their Testing demonstration and I could feel the connection and confidence all of the students had as they showed what they learned. It was inspiring to watch them advance to the next level. It is a Cadillac program and worth your consideration if you or your child wants to grow personally.
    Sarah Kotranza
    Sarah Kotranza
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    Jason Peterson
    Jason Peterson
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    Our son has been attending the after school program, summer camp, and weekly practice in Tae Kwon Do. He is challenged, respected, and part of a family. His experience, knowledge, and growth in an extraordinary atmosphere shows up daily in everything he does. We are all lucky to have Sun Soo in our beautiful Mountain location of Asheville!
    Pat O'Brien
    Pat O'Brien
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    My son went to the summer camp and had a great time. Staff was fantastic. He’s already said he wants to go again next year
    Jennifer Davis
    Jennifer Davis
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    Sun soo has been the best thing for my son. He has gone from shy and timid in class to a natural leader. He continues to grow with each class he takes and is now on his way to test for his yellow belt. I cannot wait to see what his future holds here!
    My son loved play games, going on field trips, and learning karate!
    William McLean
    William McLean
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    Had a wonderful experience, love emphasis on character building.0
    Crysten BK
    Crysten BK
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    M F
    M F
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    Our daughter attended a summer camp here and loved it. She was super excited to go back each day, and they kept it fun and engaging for her. Amazing staff and environment. We will be back!
    Ben Cozart
    Ben Cozart
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    Had a great experience with our kiddo in a week of summer camp. Highly recommend it!
    Wonderful summer camp experience
    I love Sun Soo!! I have been there for camp and also take classes with my mom!
    Matthew Craine
    Matthew Craine
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    A+++ summer camp program!! Highly recommended 👌🏻 and amazing staff 👌🏻
    Bridgette Mayer
    Bridgette Mayer
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    We visited Asheville from Orlando for 3 weeks and we wanted to find a great camp that was structured and fun for our 4 year old som. We loved Sun Soo and the staff and program! Would highly recommend it and I wish they were in our hometown as we would go all year!!
    Mega Dug TV
    Mega Dug TV
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    They provide great training for children and adults and the staff are all highly respectable persons.
    Joel Patrick
    Joel Patrick
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    This place is amazing! The summer camp is the highlight of my son’s summer. Not only do they teach discipline, self control, and structure with the martial arts practice, but the kids are in nature a good portion of the time. My son is always excited to tell me what they did and what craft he worked on. The staff lets the kids be themselves and create a personal bond during duration of the camp. My son loves it and I always make sure to sign up early before it fills up!
    Ben Coppel
    Ben Coppel
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    We had a wonderful week of camp at Sun Soo. Our 6yr old loved all of the activities and the staff couldn’t have been better. In addition to martial arts instruction, they established the core Tae Kwon Do principles of caring and respect for yourself and others, self-discipline, and focus. They also did a variety of arts and crafts projects, had swimming days outdoors at a local creek, and even had a bookmobile come visit for some reading. This was our first experience with Sun Soo and martial arts in general, and we could not have been happier with how things went.
    Heather Francis
    Heather Francis
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    My daughter and I are new to Asheville and struggled when we first got here. I am a firm believer that it takes village to raise a child. Thankfully, I have found a village in Sun soo. She has attended the aftercare and summer programs. The staff has treated us like family and supported us in ways, that would have made this transition impossible without them. My daughter looks forward to going there everyday if nowhere else. I cannot thank them enough. 10 out of 10 would recommend for any child/family looking for a safe place to grow, interact and learn with other kids and have an extended family with the adult counselors.
    charles conway
    charles conway
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    Great instruction staff.
    curt smerker
    curt smerker
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    Sun Soo is an incredible martial arts school. The instructor's are all black belts and very eager to grow, and share what they know with others who are learning. My grandson is very happy with the institution and comraderey between all members.
    Christopher Moe
    Christopher Moe
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    How have I not reviewed this place yet! Sun Soo is the best after school program in Asheville. They are extremely professional and I absolutely trust them with my child. My child has been going to Sun Soo for more than 4 years now. She also practices there. Taekwondo has been a very positive part of her upbringing. They get great exercise and also learn respect, discipline, communication, patience and other critical life skills that help a person reach goals and be a good member of society. Belts are earned at Sun Soo after a lot of hard work and practice. I would absolutely recommend them for After School and Taekwondo.
    Zachary Towner
    Zachary Towner
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    As a newcomer, I've been welcomed warmly by skilled instructors and supportive classmates. The classes are engaging, and I can already see my growth. Can't wait to continue my journey here!
    Sun Soo is the place to be! They teach so much more than martial arts all while instilling solid values and tons of fun. The owner is legit and his staff is amazing in every single way. I’m very proud to be affiliated with an organization of this caliber. Check Sun Soo out! You will not be disappointed.Jenn Eller
    Susan Kelly
    Susan Kelly
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    My 2 sons, my husband and I have been practicing taekwondo at Sun Soo for a couple of months and we love it. It’s such a great place with amazing instructors and the best community. We can’t be more happy about this new path that we are starting. Thank you Sun Soo for teaching us so many great things in such a small period of time, we can’t wait to see what else we will learn from you.
    Kim Baker
    Kim Baker
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    My 12 year old grandson has practiced at Sun Soo for a little over four years and just earned his black belt. The flexibility of the staff, even through the Covid-19 pandemic, allowed him to continue his practice. The character building, strength-training, and overall positive atmosphere has contributed to his growth as a practitioner and a person. The times I have been able to observe my grandson in testing, I have been extremely impressed by all the participants. Thank you, Grand Master Morris and the entire staff for the fantastic work you are doing in the Asheville community for people of all ages. This review is by Linda Philbeck, posted by her daughter Kim Baker.
    Beach Hensley
    Beach Hensley
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    My son Beachler has motivated his Sun Soo process and we are very impressed with the organization! Everyone is kind and engaging, the studio is clean and organized. If I didn’t have several fitness oriented hobbies already I’d join in too. We love Sun Soo!
    My son is loving his Sun Soo experience, it has been really good for him and we are both looking forward to the continuing the journey.
    Brian Lawrence
    Brian Lawrence
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    Grandmaster Tony Morris and his staff have developed a unique culture to inspire individuals to be their best to themselves and their community. It’s truly amazing to watch his team work their magic and see my son grow, holding him to the highest standards with no cut corners.
    Cathy Alexander
    Cathy Alexander
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    My grandson, he is almost 8, just started at Sun Soo and he is doing great. The leaders are so fantastic with the kids!! What a positive experience and environment!!!
    My 7 year old son has only been attending for a few months, but I hope he’ll stick with it. He has shown a lot of enthusiasm and interest in learning the sequences, and I can tell he craves the positive instructor feedback. The staff are friendly, supportive, and extremely caring. Older students help with the younger kids and provide great role models. My son is already talking about wanting to help teach the classes when he’s older!
    Brian Martin
    Brian Martin
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    Very appreciative of the entire staff. It’s like a second family for my son. Everyone is great
    To have a safe, encouraging, constructive, and fun place for our kids to attend each week is a gift that we don’t take for granted. The Sun Soo instructors lead with passion and charisma. They instruct in a way that keep a big group of children attentive and engaged…very impressive! You can feel how much everyone cares about the progress and comfort of our children. Thank you Sun Soo!
    Alex Robson
    Alex Robson
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    I highly recommend Asheville Sun Soo - our kids go to the after school program as well as taking taekwando classes, both of which are extremely well run and they love every minute of being there. We love being part of the Sun Soo family.
    Asheville sun soo Martial Arts is a fabulous place for the whole family. Myself and two of my children attend classes and have found ourselves a family we love. The way they teach taekwondo is so much more then just the art. There is so much eagerness to connect with the person on a deeper level. They are not there just to check off a list of abilities, but rather to help each person to do what they can do to there full potential. In such a loving way they are teaching skills that flow over into everyday life. To help you build character and to encourage you to step outside your comfort zone in a safe place. I have a child that has auditory processing disorder and vestibular difficulties. Classes for her have been more for her then just classes. They truly been therapy. They not only physically and mentally help her, but they really build her up emotionally. My youngest child having a huge amount of energy has learned to really focus and follow directions and to give is full effort, while being aloud to have an outlet to engaged his full energy in a structured way. For myself as a stay at home mom I have found a way to get and stay healthy physically but also have the emotional outlet of community. Fellowship with others have been so nice and really help take care of myself. You will find a family where everyone is welcome and will be made to feel welcome.
    A lot of people in Asheville area have heard about Sun Soo, but few realize it is one of the best Taekwondo schools in the world - that’s right, on a global level. There are only a few 8th degree Black Belts who actively teach, and Grandmaster Morris is one of them. He has developed a unique teaching approach which combines exceptional martial arts instruction with techniques that help kid and adult students develop their full human potential. Unanimous 5 star reviews you can see here on Google are a testament to that.The school runs like clockwork, has a very flexible schedule that fits even the busiest of families and individuals, and the community is incredible. Being able to learn not only from the head of the school, but from its other amazing instructors and your partners in class at all belt levels is a very special experience. You will be amazed at how much what you learn on the mat can be transferred into your personal life and that of your kids, in areas that have nothing to do with Taekwondo.The name of the school translates as “Pure Spirit”, and this is exactly the energy you are going to feel when you join Sun Soo. If you want to set off on a unique, world-class martial arts and human development journey, Sun Soo is truly the best place to start.
    L M687
    L M687
    1665278884
    I cannot say enough good things about Sun Soo. Our son has been practicing for two years now. He has gained so much since starting here. His manners, his willingness to jump in and help at home and at school, his kindness towards his peers (especially if he notices someone bullying somebody), we can attribute a lot of that to Sun Soo and the lessons they teach here.We have definitely seen a confidence boost, especially after he tests for higher belts. We couldn’t have picked a better fit for him. We love the teen instructors, as he looks up to them and aspires to be one one day. The instructors are all fantastic as well. They are caring and kind, but also don’t let the kids give up. They are so encouraging, especially when there is a challenging moment. I am so glad we decided to sign our son up two years ago. We can’t wait to see what the future holds for him at Sun Soo!
    leighnjay
    leighnjay
    1664921359
    We are new to Tae Kwon Do and discovered Sun Soo. My son began recently, and we have already seen an improvement in his interest in activities, demeanor at home, and confidence. Not only is the class structure well organized but the community and values are outstanding. He leaves class happy! Thank you for building this positive environment!
    Montti Gang
    Montti Gang
    1661978346
    Since my son has been attending Sun-soo his attitude has gotten tremendously better, he also has been wanting to help more at home and help with chores! He always answers with “yes ma’am” & “no ma’am”, and all the other manners. I can honestly say sun-soo has help my son become a well mannered respectful little guy!!
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