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Master Shims World Class Taekwando Receives 2022 Best of Fayetteville Award

Tuesday, April 12th, 2022

Press Release

Master Shims World Class Taekwando Receives 2022 Best of Fayetteville Award
Fayetteville Award Program Honors the Achievement

FAYETTEVILLE April 5, 2022 -- Master Shims World Class Taekwando has been selected for the 2022 Best of Fayetteville Award in the Sports & Recreation Instruction category by the Fayetteville Award Program.
Each year, the Fayetteville Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Fayetteville area a great place to live, work and play.
Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2022 Fayetteville Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Fayetteville Award Program and data provided by third parties.
About Fayetteville Award Program
The Fayetteville Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Fayetteville area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.
The Fayetteville Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy.
SOURCE: Fayetteville Award Program

Fayetteville Award Program

1st Ever Virtual Grand Opening in Fayetteville

Tuesday, October 13th, 2020

Welcome to the new Fayetteville Dojang - we are glad you are here! Take a sneak peak at what is coming at our Grand Opening on October 17th. Join us here and see a preview of exciting new classes, take a tour around the beautiful new facility, be amazed by our World Class Demo Team and meet all of your Master Shim's World Class Tae Kwon Do Masters!

Grand Opening Preview

7 Rules of Life

Thursday, July 16th, 2020

1)Make peace with your past

so it won't disturb your future.

2)What other people think of you

is none of your concern.

3)The only person in charge

of your happiness is you.

4)Don't compare your life to

others. Comparison is the thief of joy.

5)Time heals most everything

Give it time.

6)STOP thinking so much

It's alright not to know all the answers.


You don't own all the problems of the world.

Calming the Storm

Thursday, July 9th, 2020


Here at Master Shim's World Class Tae Kwon Do we strive to constantly move forward and better ourselves and our students.  We educate ourselves, consistently train our minds and bodies and follow advice from our mentors and leaders.  A challenge brought to us by one of our World Class leaders, Michael Mertens brought us to the following mindset...
While our current crisis has lasted longer, and been more severe and unsettling than many of us may have anticipated. We know that there have always been things within our lives that we cannot control that affect our situation, but also that there are many more things within our ability that we can control.
Therefore, let us take a moment to share with you the mindset that we are maintaining that has served us well throughout this time and will continue to help us throughout the rest of our lives.
We consciously choose to focus on daily activities that will put our families, our school or jobs, and our health further ahead than the day before. We will focus on elements that we CANNOT CONTROL.  There are TOO MANY things that we CAN CONTROL to focus our efforts on.
So at this point let's join together to...
➡️ Work together to make a better community for all of us
➡️ Spend time building relationships and support with family and friends
➡️ Take time to maintain our own health and wellness by exercising, eating well, and resting
➡️ Staying off Social Media except to communicate positively with friends and family
➡️ Show respect for ALL mankind the way we wish to be respected
The quote above is from Timber Hawkeye, a Buddhist practitioner whose TED talk can be found here
Faithfully Religionless: Timber Hawkeye at TEDxHonolulu 2012
Faithfully Religionless: Timber Hawkeye...

Folks and Field Trips and Fun, Oh My!

Sunday, July 7th, 2019

The kids have been out of school for several weeks for summer break. They’ve gotten into a routine of relaxing, sleeping in, lounging … and relaxing, sleeping in and lounging. While you want them to have a restful break, you also don’t want boredom, or dreaded laziness, to set in. Cue a fun summer experience, where they can learn and develop intellectually, where they can get plenty of exercise, and where they can see amazing sites all over the city. They can get all of that and more at summer camp with Master Shim’s World Class Tae Kwon Do!


There’s still plenty of excitement remaining for the summer weeks. Children ages 5-12 can enjoy a variety of adventures in a safe, fun, welcoming environment. And the field trips are always places that the kids can’t wait to visit again and again.


Interested? Simply visit for more information. Can’t wait to see you there!


Land of the Free ….

Thursday, July 4th, 2019

Amidst fireworks, barbeque, parades and flags, Americans near and far will be celebrating the Fourth of July. The Independence Day holiday is actually commemorating the Declaration of Independence of the United States on July 4, 1776. On that date, the Continental Congress declared that Britain no longer maintained rule over the thirteen original American colonies. Those colonies, in essence, became free, and said they were no longer dependent on Britain.


This epoch moment in history did not come without sacrifice, hard work and commitment to the cause of liberty. So, while enjoying an All-American hot dog, having fun at a county fair, watching the fireworks light up the nighttime sky, or enjoying a baseball game, remember those who valiantly stood tall for independence, and for the seeds of a burgeoning nation – our nation – the United States of America. Land of the free and home of the brave.


Happy Independence Day!

In Step With … Will Sterling

Sunday, June 30th, 2019

Soccer, Scouts and Tae Kwon Do keep Will Sterling busy. He started classes at the Fayetteville location two years ago, after receiving a recommendation from a neighbor. Now a blue belt red stripe, he has not only grown in strength, but also in character. “He is more respectful of his teachers and sometimes us,” says his mom, Kara Sterling. She adds that physically, “He is definitely stronger and has more control over his body.”



Development inside and out has been a hallmark of his experience. Here’s more from Will:



Did you have any problems/issues that Tae Kwon Do helped you overcome?

Self-control at school. I am much better now.


What has Tae Kwon Do done for your confidence? Self-esteem? 

Kara notes, “I see him more confident in his Tae Kwon Do abilities and proud of himself when he accomplishes another skill or moves up a belt.”


Tell me about some of your Tae Kwon Do accomplishments and things you have achieved?

I have learned respect for the Tae Kwon Do way of self-defense.


Why would you encourage someone else to consider Tae Kwon Do?

Because we get to yell and do fun stuff.  This is also why I would tell another kid to try it.  We also get to break boards





In Step With … Nate Varner

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

Camping with his grandfather and playing video games are activities that Nate Varner loves to do. The 14-year-old also enjoys being getting moving by riding his bike. Tae Kwon Do has now become a part of his active routine. After only starting at the Fayetteville school in January, his commitment and desire have caused him to rise to the yellow belt level. And he has no plans to stop.


Here’s more on Nate:


What made you select Master Shim’s for your Tae Kwon Do lessons?

I came once to see my friends … taking a class and I really like what I saw and I decided I wanted to come here. Then their mom told my grandpa this is a good school.


Did you have any problems/issues that Tae Kwon Do helped you overcome?

Yes, confidence and concentration.


What has Tae Kwon Do done for your confidence? Self-esteem? 

I'm more secure in who I am


Tell me about some of your Tae Kwon Do accomplishments and things you have achieved?

I made new friends. I learn new words (in Korean).


Why would you encourage someone else to try Tae Kwon Do?

It's good fun and you exercise.




Did You Know . . .

Sunday, June 23rd, 2019

Students of Tae Kwon Do learn movements, commands and instruction in Korean. They endeavor to immerse themselves more into Korean culture.


Here are a few intriguing facts about the language of Tae Kwon Do:

  • There are 24 letters in the Korean alphabet.
  • It consists of 14 consonants and 10 vowels.
  • The shapes of vowels are based on three elements: man (a vertical line), earth (a horizontal line) and heaven (a dot).
  • The sounds of certain consonants change depending on whether they appear at the beginning, in the middle, or at the end syllable.
  • Korean can be written in vertical columns running from top to bottom and right to left, or in horizontal lines running from left to right.




Movement Matters

Thursday, June 20th, 2019

Among other designations, the month of June is marked as Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness month. According to a study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, activities like Tae Kwon Do can be beneficial in the fight against cognitive diseases. The punching, kicking and stretching associated with Tae Kwon Do can help your body physically, and mentally.


The study found that people who did moderate intensity activity had a greater likelihood of having healthy patterns of glucose metabolism in their brains. That is a sign of healthy brain activity. Conversely, those who did light physical activity did not have the same results.


In addition to those findings, the repetitive nature of Tae Kwon Do movements can also be helpful to keeping the memory and mental function of Alzheimer’s patients active. While certainly not a cure, Tae Kwon Do can be a positive step in the right direction for fighting the battle against Alzheimer’s.