Hello Jung Suwon warriors,

It’s been a while since we have posted here, but not to worry, we’ll be catching you up in no time.  So much has happened!  Most recently, we have had a big testing, on March 28 and 29, and you can see some videos on our FB

https://www.facebook.com/jungsuwon

and on our new Vimeo channel, which you can find here.  

https://vimeo.com/user23588071/videos

As you all know by now, at a Jung Suwon testing, it’s not just about kicking and punching and breaking, no matter what age, there is a written test to take as well.  Among other things, an essay is required, and a report from a parent or close friend as to how you have improved since training.  Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim trains us in all aspects, body, mind and spirit!

Bluebelt Nehar did a particularly great job.  Here is what he did:

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and here is what his mother said:

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We have been buzzing with all sorts of activity!  Never a dull moment at Jung Suwon, and that is how Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim likes it to be!  She wants to share her wisdom with people of all ages, and has always something going on!

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We just had a most outstanding testing last Thursday, it was the Jung Suwon 28-year in California  anniversary!  The Dojang was packed, and for the first time ever Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim divided up the DoJang into 3 rings, for 3 testing groups to challenge themselves at the same time.  We’ll put up a lot more pictures and stories about that!

Last weekend our brave and valiant demo team went up to San Francisco to perform at the Korean Festival, right on Union Square.

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The place was packed, and a large, enthusiastic crowd gave support to the team.

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First, as always, they started out with Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim’s special energy form.

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Then it was time to show some powerful body and mind demonstration:

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Master Maguire is getting himself ready….

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and splits his energy equally and breaks both stacks of bricks!

Then, Master Palmer shows intense focus and concentration during his “jump over 4 people rolling break.”  Check it out:

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And one of our purple belts, Luke Amador, dazzles with a fancy kick break routine, proving that no matter what age you are – you can achieve your goals!

At Jung Suwon, the demo team is not to show off a difficult skill, or just go to perform.  Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim allows students on the demo team not because they can pay money, or because they are so good.  No, at Jung Suwon, Our Great Grandmaster gives her students the opportunity to face their fears and anxieties and overcome them, to encourage them even more to become their best!

Stay in tune for more Jung Suwon updates, especially from the testing!

HE CAN DO, SHE CAN DO, WHY NOT ME!

And for a special treat, watch our two newest demo team videos:

http://youtu.be/yL_Nt1QKEpI

http://youtu.be/s534QPB_1vc

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Master Karen Heart is bringing on the flower power!

This weekend, there has been a lot of activity at our own Jung Suwon facility, all sorts of beautification and improvements going on!

Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim wants us to have the best possible place to train at, and so has encouraged us to make some improvements – lets take a look at what is happening!

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Jung Suwon Student planting team: James, Danika and Ms. Nabi

Planting at Jung Suwon isn’t just putting flowers into the ground.  Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim encourages us to think beyond – when preparing the soil – prepare to accomplish a goal.  When we settle a plant into the ground, we set our goals, give them root.  When we put the soil around the plant, and tamp it down, we add determination to our goals.  Finally, when we weed and water, we also pull out everything that could prevent us from accomplishing our goals, and we give our goals renewed energy.

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the dynamic duo Luke and James

After planting, it was time for some new paint in the school!  See our two paint warriors apply themselves and work hard!

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There is always something going on at Jung Suwon, and whether it’s a formal class, or an opportunity to put in your energy during facility upgrades – it’s all part of learning!

As Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim always says, have a purpose and determination!

HE CAN DO, SHE CAN DO, WHY NOT ME!

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Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim loves to be involved in our community, and we at Jung Suwon participate in as many community events as possible!

Last weekend, just a couple of blocks away from our school, we had a booth at the Newark Summer Fest, a nice gathering of the local community.  Jung Suwon was right there, with our own booth, occasional impromptu demonstrations, and ready to show some basic moves.

Some people even signed up on the spot and got their own uniforms right away!

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Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim explains the benefits of Jung Suwon training like this:

“Certainly, increased physical strength and the knowledge of self-defense are desirable rewards of Jung Suwon martial arts training; they reduce fear and weakness and build true confidence and self-esteem.  The quality of physical training in Jung Suwon depends directly on the extent to which the spiritual training is applied.  learning the martial art moves and forms, learning how to spar effectively with an opponent, and demonstrating extraordinary physical feats (breaking bricks with your bare hand) require that you use all the principles of awareness, balance, visualization, commitment – all the rules of mental conduct – as well as the principles of inner power.

Training in the physical form of Jung Suwon requires that you focus all these ides within the parameters of this structured art form and that you develop yourself and measure your progress in  disciplined manner.  Your training, then, can be  feedback system, letting you know where you stand in taking control of your mind and body.”

(Seven Steps to Inner Power, page 80)

Just because Jung Suwon Super Martial Arts facility might be closed on weekends, doesn’t mean that nothing is going on!  At Jung Suwon, we love to share what Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim has been teaching us, so we go out and give others an opportunity to see what we are all about!

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This last weekend, a lot was going on!  We had a tabletop display going on at the local theater, and students were taking turns explaining the benefits of Jung Suwon.

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And once in a while there were impromptu skill demonstrations:

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And while we were at the theater, and because Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim encourages us to learn something when we watch a movie, not just sit there and zone out, a group of Jung Suwon warriors watched the movie “Despicable Me 2.”

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So if you were among the ones watching the movie – what did you learn?  What did you relate to the most?  Which scene do you feel applied to you the most?  Go ahead and let Great Grandmaster know what you learned, and if you want to have another movie day!

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“The goal in Jung SuWon is to make our whole lives a moving meditation, a process where at all times we move as One with our Silent Master, thereby creating harmony, peace, right action and everything that could be called love right where we are, right now! “ (Seven Steps to Inner Power, page 89)

Check out our new students at Jung Suwon!  Let’s welcome all the many new white belts!

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Welcome to Jung Suwon!

Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim emphasizes the importance of families. Nowadays, it is very hard to have some family time together.  With both parents working, as is the case in the majority of American families, and kids involved in different activities, school or otherwise, it’s hard to carve out some time to be together.

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Families that train together, have more fun together, stay healthier, stronger, and have a lot to talk about and share!

But whether you are single, or have a family, come join us and train hard with us!  Everyone who joins us come for their own reasons – what is yours?  If you want to just be in better shape – no problem!  If you want your child to pay more attention at home and at school – training will help with that.  If your child is being bullied in school, we will teach him/her how to stand up to a bully.  If you need to lose weight, we have programs for you!

What you get out of training?  That depends to a great degree on how much you put in, and what you want to accomplish.

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Our Jung Suwon warrior warm up will get you ready for any class!

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Let’s start with basics

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Whether you are just starting to consider training, or have already started, or have been training for many years: Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim has something for everyone, and always says this:

“The power is in you, it is your personal choice what you do in your life!

HE CAN DO, SHE CAN DO, WHY NOT ME!

We had a blast this last Saturday at Jung Suwon Super Martial Arts!  Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim, although unable to attend herself, had sent her love and directions for some wonderful times!  Let’s take a look!

First, we have to set up the canopy.

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Then of course, some refreshments are in order!

Here is a special water melon drink, recipe directly from Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim!

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Now to the food, that our barbeque Master, Daniel, has prepared:

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A little ice cream never hurt anyone?

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Now, with all that energy – let’s have some fun!

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It got really really hot, soooooo – it then got really really wet!!!

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Even the littlest warriors couldn’t resist the moisture…

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it’s raining buckets!

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now for some water balloons!

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what goes around, comes around! GM Fell getting watered….

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Who is the wettest one?

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Happy Jung Suwon Warrior!

See you all next time!

Jung Su!

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Last Friday, June 21st, our Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim hosted a Parent night at Jung Suwon.  She was enthusiastically greeted by a room full of parents of students, and students.

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Great Grandmaster arrives and says hello to all the parents and students

Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim started right away by welcoming everyone and with lots of excitement and an invitation to join our Martial Arts classes too!

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Great Grandmaster shared her life story.  It is a most beautiful story of overcoming a most difficult childhood and overcoming incredibly obstacles, yet she persisted, to become the first female Great Grandmaster in the world!

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Then, when minds and spirits were soaring high, it was time for some activity!  Surprise Surprise!  Hula Hoop night!  See the brave warriors trying, succeeding, and having fun!

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It was certainly a time to apply our Principles of Mental conduct:

1. Conquer your own weaknesses and fears rather than others

2. Learn from your mistakes

3. We have the ability to do, the capacity to act, and the capability to perform and produce

4. Have a purpose and determination

5. Have a positive Mental attitude

6. He can do, she can do, why not me!

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After all this working out, it was time for some refreshments, and some group pictures!

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School is over, summer has arrived – today – and more and more students are coming to Jung Suwon!  It’s a great time of year, to build flexibility

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strength

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Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim says, whatever you want to get out of a Jung Suwon class – you will get what you are willing to put in!  So, if you come to class determined to be lazy – you will not change.

If on the other hand, you decide to give it 100%  – your growth will be amazing!

Come and keep working out!  Too hot?  No such thing!  Think about how Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim used to train!  Mostly outdoors, whether in scorching heat, or in the worst cold.  When you are determined to train to become the Master of your Life – you will work the hardest in class!

Check it out!  What category do you decide to be in?

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Today we talk about a great young warrior, 10 year old Sirish, who tested from purple to blue belt.

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Like so many younger siblings, Sirish was shy, and always felt like he was in the shadow of his brother.  But since he has started training in the Martial Arts at Jung Suwon, under Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim, he has turned into a great young warrior in his own right!

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Here are the goals he set at his testing, as you can read on his drawing below:

to focus

to have more confidence

to get better grades in school

to be patient

to be less lazy

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(If you had a hard time reading handwriting:

Hello, my name is Sirish Nutakki.  I have been training at Jung Suwon for about 2 years and 5 months.  At Jung Suwon I have learned many important things that I try to apply to daily activities.

One of the things I learned at Jung Suwon was to focus.  When I focused I did things a lot better and faster.  After that I started to get a lot more free time to do anything I wanted to do. Focusing also taught me how to do things without getting distracted.

Another thing I learned at Jung Suwon was to be more confident. When I was more confident life became a lot easier to handle.  I spoke more to other people and in oral reports I spoke louder and clearer so people could understand.

Jung Suwon has helped me in many ways like being focused and having more confidence.  But sometimes I’m not focused and don’t have confidence.  That’s why being focused and having more confidence are still my goals.

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Sirish is lighting his candle, symbolizing setting his goals for his next belt rank

Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim helps her students accomplish their goals inside and outside of the DoJang.

Let’s give Sirish a big hand for accomplishing so much already, and for being determined to keep going!

HE CAN DO, SHE CAN DO, WHY NOT ME!

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