Blue Ridge Taekwondo: Personal Growth, Fitness, and Self-Defense

Blue Ridge Taekwondo is opening a martial arts studio in Black Mountain (right beside the Tractor Supply) in late February 2019, to serve Black Mountain, Swannanoa, and Old Fort residents ages 4 and up. There will be a Grand Opening Party on March 2.
By: Asheville Signarama
BLACK MOUNTAIN, N.C. - Feb. 13, 2019 - PRLog -- "I'm thrilled to see the positive impact that taekwondo is having on our students within the local community," explains the owner of Blue Ridge Taekwondo, Alana Johnson.  "By opening a Black Mountain location, I'm creating an opportunity to provide that to even more people."

Alana's interest in martial arts dates back to her childhood, although her official journey through the martial art began twelve years ago. "After the birth of my second child, I realized that I needed a vibrantly fun yet structured form of exercise; I also wanted friendship and community. I decided that taekwondo was the perfect combination of these two desires. I joined a studio with my two children, worked my way up through the ranks, and realized that I wanted to be an instructor. In 2014, I achieved my dream of making martial arts my life, and opened Blue Ridge Taekwondo."

"Blue Ridge Taekwondo has created a loving environment for not only our students but their families as well.  Students can enroll as early as 4 years old, and over 25% of our students are adults. We've become a large family, supporting one another, while providing a light-hearted yet nurturing environment for personal growth, fitness, and building self-defense skills."

Classes entail learning forms, self-defense techniques, sparring, and board breaking with a focus on discipline, etiquette, respect, and self-confidence. "At Blue Ridge Taekwondo, we keep class sizes capped with small instructor-to-student ratios in order to stay true to our personalized teaching style," states Alana, explaining that people have many different learning styles and need differentiated approaches to achieve success. "It's a sport for those who don't like sports," says Alana. "It offers the physical exercise and discipline of sports, but also offers structure and grounding for a journey that is all your own."

Martial arts can offer benefits to kids and families alike. For young children, Blue Ridge Taekwondo focuses on play, discipline, listening, and respect. For older children and adults, the instructors add aspects of leadership development, confronting challenges and dealing with change, building self-esteem, and learning practical self-defense.

Alana says, "I strive to lead people to their own power, through the framework of martial arts. This means learning how to set boundaries, both physical and emotional, as well as gaining the experiential building blocks needed to find self-actualization and identity; all within the four walls of the dojang (taekwondo school). The dojang is truly a microcosm for learning so much about yourself, knowledge which you can then translate out into the macrocosm of the rest of your life, to apply to any goals you have.

At Blue Ridge Taekwondo, students and parents alike become part of a taekwondo family, and every person's challenges are met with love and kindness. Build your fitness, confidence, self-defense, and self-discipline with taekwondo, all in a heart-centered environment with a focus on positive discipline and personal responsibility. The Tenets of Taekwondo are at the core of all we do: Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self-Control, and Indomitable Spirit. Let's do this, Black Mountain!

About Blue Ridge Taekwondo - Black Mountain
The new studio officially opens February 25, 2019, for a soft open, with a Grand Opening Party March 2 at 3:30 pm. Come out to see a taekwondo demonstration, enjoy light refreshments, get a tour of the facility, and register for door prize giveaways.

You may reach Blue Ridge Taekwondo at (828) 581-9505 or

Address: 133 Old US 70 E, Black Mountain NC 28711 (beside Tractor Supply)

About Asheville Signarama
Alana hired Signarama to create her signage for the new studio. "Their professionalism, turnaround, and follow-up were great.  As a business owner, the ability to delegate a task and know that it will be completed efficiently, timely, and correctly is a huge benefit.  They have become my 'go to' sign company." Asheville Signarama is Western North Carolina's full-service sign company. Asheville Signarama is an independent, locally owned company which has quickly risen to the forefront of WNC's sign needs. With over a century of experience in sign design, marketing expertise, manufacturing, and installation. Asheville Signarama can tackle even the most difficult and challenging projects with amazing results. Visit

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