Student and Parent Testimonials
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"Thank you for being
an excellent teacher for my boys. Yes, thank you for being such
a great teacher to our boys. We are proud that our children are
learning from the best in Western North Carolina."
"I trust Travis Ginn
with my own family..."
"Sahbom Nim Travis Ginn,
Master instructor of the Ho Sin Sool Dojang, is a true master who
preserves the essence and spirit of marital arts. I have had the
honor of instructing along beside him in joint classes and have
known him for over 30 years. He has been the most influential person
in my teaching of the arts. He is one of the most talented instructors
I have encountered and he remains humble in regards to his teaching
and abilities. Time and time again we have trained together and
I am still amazed by his vast knowledge and understanding of realistic
combat. It’s captivating to watch the precision and perfection of
each movement as he moves effortlessly around the room. His care
and patience with his students is priceless and he treats his students
as if they are part of his family. I am proud to consider him my
brother and he is the only instructor I would trust to teach my
family as well as the members of the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office
Rapid Response Team and Executive Protection Detail."
"Great after school program.
Our son loves it. Well structured environment with staff that cares
about the students & their well being. Their focus on instilling
respectfulness, discipline & self-esteem in the kids is the reason
we send our son there."
"The Masters here at
Ho Sin Soil Dojang are incredible! They have the perfect balance
of respect, discipline, and control the kids needs to learn. They
care about the kids not only in class but they care about what they
are doing when they are not in class as well. They want to get grade
and behavior reports from school. They also like to know how their
attitude and behavior is at home. They make a point to get to know
each child and know every single one by name. This place is awesome
and our family is proud to be part of it!"
"This is a well ran school
with instructors that are personable, friendly and most importantly,
know their arts. a very good blend of traditional martial arts with
modern concepts. This school hosts numerous workshops and seminars,
so if you "don't do" martial arts on a daily basis, but still want
to learn for self protection....check them out!"
"Our son just started
at Ho Sin Sool Dojang and we're so excited to watch him flourish
there! Great staff and very nice facility!!"
"We love the Ho Sin Sool!!!
The lessons my son has learned at the Ho Sin Sool are priceless.
A bonus to it all is that it's great to tell my son that if he acts
up I'm going to call Master Ginn. Behavior issues go away immediately.
"I've been a student
at this school for 6 years and have loved every moment of it! At
the Ho Sin Sool Dojang you can develop yourself in any way and have
an awesome time doing it! Whether you're looking for exercise, self-defense,
spirituality or just a way to release some steam after a hard day,
Ho Sin Sool Dojang has it all! You get what you put into it! I recommend
this school to anyone for just about any reason!"
"As a parent i could
not ask for a better place for my son to attend an after school
program. The kids have fun and also a very structured environment
to complete their homework and reading assignments. Both my son
and myself also take advantage of the kids with kick and adult karate
classes which are an awesome way to better yourself mentally and
physically, not to mention making new friends as you go!"
"I love Sahbom Nim [Ginn]!
Sahbom Nim is awesome. He is a great teacher!"
"If you are looking for
reasonably priced summer camps for your kids, check out the HO SIN
SOOL DOJANG in Etowah. Master Travis Ginn runs a great camp, where
kids learn about things such as: health, exercise, respect, and
the discipline of martial arts. Henry loves Master Ginn and Mr.
Ce Koi-ya! It's my favorite camp for him! And I love how Henrys
behavior is after a week of having to be respectful to everything
around him! (He's a great kid anyhow, but he's learned a ton from
got a great evaluation from school. I am so proud of this little
guy. I am so thankful to his teachers determination with the extra
effort they put in to him....not that he is bad. But, .trying to
decide what would work for Roger(I am sure there were others because
she had her hands full) They diligently worked on him as did I.
..but before March, My son could careless if he got on a 0 or 1.
Now he was never bad, just spirt out or something-----being a cocky
kid. He did not care, there was not enough of a consequence for
him between me and his teacher. Things started to change big time,
Roger has been in karate since Sept. Well in March they had their
belt test. This was a huge thing for him. I think he finally learned
what it was like to work so hard and actually be tested and earn
something. He took great pride and it became important for him to
do good. His last 3 mos have been this awesome little guy growing
up and taking responsibility. Not to mention his karate school started
making the kids do wall squats for 15 min, I just had to go with
it and my son did a few. He also had to answer to his karate teacher
and he could not schmooze him. This was a huge thing, he did not
want to disappoint him. This has been such a great thing I got my
son into, hopefully a life long commitment."
"This place is soooo
awsome and master ginn is such an awsome guy...everyone should go
here. I know my little girl just started but she loves goin and
was notnhappy with misssing but can't wait to go back...that takes
a lot to do that to her. So I love this place and thank all who
work there for what they do."
"We LOVE that [our son]
feels so comfortable, like a home away from home at the dojang,
with great friends and adults he trusts. I can tell he is extremely
comfortable being himself there, and that is what is important.
Anything else: merely details"
"It's awesome!!! The
instructors are great, and very understanding. The best place by
far to learn self defense!!!"
"This is an awesome place
to learn karate I have learned so much on how to defend myself"
"Best in WNC."
"I like the instructors
they are friendly and helpful I also like that it is helpful with
alot I like going every week unless something comes up and I will
keep coming till I can't"
"This is the best place
to learn martial arts self discipline and to learn something new
each time your there I believe in myself and friends that we can
achive anything if we believe in each other."
"Awesome place for kids!!!"
"Excellent martial art
program with personable instructors. If you are interested in martial
arts and live in the region, you should check it out!"
with Kick is a great program for children to learn reasonable
self defense but also to improve their confidence, respect for authority
and self control."
"My daughter Hattie has
been a student at the Ho Sin Sool Dojang for almost 6 years now.
She has been in contact with Sahbom Nim Ginn and Sensei Norris as
much or more than other infulential adults in her life and has great
admiration and respect for them. She has learned so much more than
Martial Arts here. I could list many more, but a few key life lessons
would consist of; respect for her "fellow man", respect
for her environment, all life is precious, HOW and WHEN to defend
herself, when to speak and when to not speak and how to have fun
while learning. I feel that being a part of this school, along with
other influences, she is gaining knowledge and power to help her
not only cope with the world around her but contribute to the enrichment
of the same. Thank you Sahbom Nim Ginn and Sensei Norris for all
your time, training and compassion toward your students. Looking
forward to a future filled with the same!"
son was extremely lucky to have practiced martial arts at this dojang (as a member
of Kids with Kick). The instructors are
amazing with the children! My son in two years have built self confidence, learned
respect and is understanding at a young age what self discipline is all about.
I can't say enough about this school! We had to relocate and the instructors are
working to find my son a martial arts school that will fit my family's needs.
They care about there students whether they are enrolled in the school or not.
It saddens me that my son will not work towards his black belt at So Sin Sool's
Dojang. Although, I know these instructors care so much about there students that
they are just a phone call away. Having my son in martial arts in a wonderful
investment for his future!"
Women's Self Defense Class this afternoon
was awesome! Thank you!"
the boot camp classes! They help me understand and
expand my limitations. Starts out smoothly, but doesn't take long for a person
to begin challenging themselves. Can't get enough of them, I feel stronger and
quicker with every class! Thank you Mr.Ginn, you are truly a great teacher!"
blog is inspiring to me. Thank you for sharing, Sahbomnim."
Sin Sool Dojang is in Etowah and is a great school! Travis the teacher is awesome!"
program, great teachers and wonderful kids."
finally went--years since the gym!---a few of my friends are saying.."finally"
Worst shape of my life, But you have to go! Fun time, Travis has the patience
of a saint! Dragging the kids! (they will be thankful!!) **A joy to find someone
who LOVES his job!!~ see you again!"
you to Master Travis Ginn for your guidance and patience throughout the years!
This is just the beginning!"
all here at "GL" think you are the greatest!! Thank you for all you
do to enhance the lives of our residents."
school has helped me incredibly wih getting through some things in my life. It
has taught me perseverence, responsibility, endurance, and many other things.
I have made some incredible friends that I hope I can keep in touch with for a
long time. I also love the fact Mr. Ginn lets the students help make decisions
for input regarding the school"
my son in the "Kids with Kick" class, both Master Ginn and Master Norris
give the children their all and these kids thrive! For two hours a week and each
day at home my son has a ball learning forms, spending his energy on somethin
he really loves and I can feel good about. He can grow with it too. There's a
sense of family at the Dojang. That's the key. The parents hang out and chat,
the children learn and grow, help each other and strengthen their skills. It's
a community not a corporation. We love it all. Namaste"
Women's Self defense classes transitioned me through a rough spot on my life journey
and the benefits have continued to enhance my spirituality, physical health and
perspective in general. Master Ginn is an insightful, dynamic insructor who connects
wtih his students in a personal way essential to the process of building trust,
building the power within, creating a warrior spirit inside a woman or young lady
who may have not tapped into what she has...what she can do. Anyway, the Dojang
ha been a wonderful inspiraton for me."
in the Women's Self Defense and Tang Soo Do classes have taught me to be more
confident in myself. Thank you Master Ginn!"
broke my first board today! (Palm Heel) It was awesome. Thanks for the knowledge."
with Kick has given my son a balance point to all the craziness of the 6 year
old boy's world. Between Bakugan, nerf wars and the ever shifting peer/pal rule
book, the skills taught him by Master Norris and Master Ginn give him center,
the choice to be self controlled and a sense of belonging that really is rare
in our world today. This isn't just a school, this is a family and I feel fortunate
to watch not only my child, but all the children, grow into their personal power
under the firm, wise and very loving care of their Masters. HAP-KI! TANG-SOO!"
child Izabelle attends martial arts training at The Traditional Martial Arts Center
in the Kids With Kick program. When we enrolled her I hoped she would gain a little
more confidence in herself. Not only have we noticed her confidence is up but
she looks forward to attending class. I myself have taken several martial arts
over the years, but have never met instructors with the patience and ability to
mentor as well as Master Darren Norris and Master Travis Ginn. I consider The
Traditional Martial Arts Center,Aikido Hapkido of Hendersonville and Ho Sin Sool
Dojang to be assets to our community."
Cromer My most favorite thing about Ho Sin Sool Dojang is the teaching & the philosophy
behind the teaching. The dojang has a welcoming feeling, home, and everyone there
is with you for you. All of this goes in line with the teaching as well. When
I say teaching, I just don't mean forms & moves in the martial arts. There is
something much deeper _ the spiritual. Thank You SahBomNim Ginn! TANG SOO!"
doors are always open and there are "friends and family" waiting and glad to see
you. Instructors of different levels excited to teach and students ready to learn.
Cross Training was and is, always exciting!!! It's great to break down the walls
and see a different technique to add to our toolbox. TANG SOO!!!"
wonderful Tai Chi training, demonstrated and taught by Mr. Travis Ginn, has been
an outstanding opportunity for me to learn and experience this most terrific and
dynamic Martial Art! I've only missed a few training sessions, (at Bright Water
Yoga Studio) due-to a leaking roof and, to re-paint the ceilings afterwards! I'm
very glad to call Travis "Sahbom"! Namaste"
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