On Saturday May 12, Asheville Sun Soo Martial Arts held an all-ranks seminar as an excellent boost to and extension of their students’ martial arts practice. This seminar was conducted by Grandmaster Suk Jun Kim, 9th Dan, President and founder of Taekwon-do International, and teacher of Master Tony Morris.
Grandmaster Kim is a direct student of General Choi, the founder of Traditional Tae Kwon Do – the primary art taught at Asheville Sun Soo. He was involved with Tae Kwon Do at its inception, and was a chosen member of General Choi’s International Demonstration team, traveling the world for decades – helping to introduce this art to countless thousands. He is an excellent instructor, and we are highly anticipating his visit.
It is always a benefit to a practice to work with highly skilled practitioners and instructors, and Asheville Sun Soo is fortunate that he will be making the trip. The school is excited to host him!
Asheville Sun Soo Martial Arts Thanks The Bair Foundation for Sponsoring In-House Tournament and 2018 April Testing Event
Asheville Sun Soo Martial Arts was excited to welcome The Bair Foundation as the sponsor of their 2018 Annual In-House Tournament and 2018 April Belt Rank Testing event. Asheville Sun Soo appreciates the work they do in the community and around the country, and are grateful to Rob Edmonson – Asheville Sun Soo practitioner and parent – for facilitating this partnership.
The Bair Foundation is a national non-profit foster care agency with offices located throughout the United States, and was founded by Bill Bair. “Papa Bair” wanted to create an organization to provide quality care and services that restore and empower children, youth and families who are in crisis. The Bair Foundation’s headquarters remain in the small town of New Wilmington, PA where it began in 1967, but has grown and now provides a continuum of care and services with over 30 offices in 9 states across the country; Pennsylvania, Ohio, North & South Carolina, Kentucky, Virginia, Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico. They provide a variety of services for children facing challenges in their current home situation, including foster care placement, foster-to-adoption placement, kinship care services, family services, behavioral health services, and independent living skills training.
Asheville Sun Soo Martial Arts is proud of their commitment to excellence and inclusion. For more information about The Bair Foundation, visit their website at http://bair.org.
2018 S.J. Kim Cup hosted by Glen Ridge Taekwon-do
Saturday May 5, 2018
Entry Fee for 1 to 3 Events:
$95 for all competitors registering on or before 4/28/2018
$115 after 4/28/2018
Spectators: Adults $10, Children 7-15 $5
Registration or event questions? Email SJKimCup@GlenRidgeTKD.com or call 973-744-1666
Mount Saint Dominic Academy
3 Ryerson Avenue
Caldwell, NJ 07006
Click here for more information and to register.
Asheville Sun Soo Martial Arts Participates in National Girls and Women in Sports Day Events at UNC Asheville
Asheville Sun Soo Martial Arts, Asheville, NC, is thrilled to have done a demonstration and class in support of the local events associated with National Girls and Women in Sports Day!
Created as a means of celebrating the achievements of women and girls in athletics, as well as provide exposure to different types of physical activity, National Girls and Women in Sports Day is celebrated during the first week of February every year. This year’s event was coordinated by the Asheville Parks and Recreation department, and was held at UNC Asheville.
Asheville Sun Soo performed an exciting demonstration, and held a short class that was open to all participants in the events of the day. Many of our female practitioners participated, and event attendees were treated to an inspirational example of what is possible with a martial arts practice!
As a school, Asheville Sun Soo Martial Arts is intentional about supporting healthy community events. We are particularly excited about supporting women and girls being involved in sports of all types. Our students had a great deal of fun being a part of this community event, and we look forward to participating in other such events in the future!
Grandmaster S.J. Kim, Founder and President of Taekwon-do International posted the following message to Facebook on January 18, 2018.
Glen Ridge Taekwon-do is pleased to be hosting the 2018 S.J. Kim Cup on May 5, 2018 in Caldwell, NJ. All Taekwon-do International member schools are welcome to attend. Events will include forms, board breaking and free fighting, and competitors of all ages are welcome to participate.
Details and registration information will be available soon. Please contact email@example.com if you would like a registration packet sent directly to you.
On Saturday, December 2nd Aliso Hills Taekwon-do, Laguna Hills, CA, had their annual holiday party. It was a potluck event with the students putting on an awesome talent show!
Master Paul D'Ambrosio, Owner and Chief Instructor at Aliso Hills Taekwon-do as well as TKDI's Director of Western US said, "We have some very talented people at the school! It’s always great to get together outside of class to celebrate with each other!"
As part of their dance/movement series, the Physical Education teachers at Lomond Elementary School in Shaker Heights, OH invited Master Marr’s Taekwon-do (MMTKD) to teach introductory classes to all the third and fourth graders.
MMTKD owners Master James Marr, TKDI General Secretary, and Master Elaine Bayless, and Blue Belt student Devonte Green, used the 45 minute classes to explain what Taekwon-do is, where it originated, and basic Korean phrases. The children got to try out several blocks, punches, and kicks, first in place, following the instructors, and then moving across the floor with the instructors holding pads.
Encouraging the students to put some oomph behind their ke-ups, Master Marr reminded them, “Every other adult in your life will tell you to be quieter. I want you to be louder!” Master Marr and Master Bayless worked on footwork and balance, as well as reinforcing left and right, while keeping the children moving and engaged. At the end of each class, a show of hands indicated that every one of the students was eager to learn more.
On Thanksgiving morning Aliso Hills Taekwon-do, in Laguna Hills, CA, had a special kickboxing class taught by Master Jessica Sabetian! Approximately 20 people came to kick and punch in a high-energy exciting work out before feasting on their Thanksgiving meal!
I was at Master Yang's Test yesterday (Yang Taekwondo, New York, NY) and I believe it's best that I write a comment.
Master Yang has done an awesome job as a Master Instructor of TKD and a Dojang owner here in NYC. Students were from all different styles yet they were doing very well and having tremendous fun. I was and am truly impressed!
Master Yang, keep up your awesome job and on behalf of the Taekwon-do International, I wish you great success!