Congratulations to all of the newly promoted students at Jung SuWon Martial Arts Academy! Your hard work has paid off and you are now representing the next belt rank level. Continue to stay focused and work hard in your training and in your lives.

At Jung SuWon Martial Arts Academy, each of the belt ranks represents a new stepping stone and a new goal to strive for. Not only are we striving to obtain the next belt rank, but we also set forth a goal we want to achieve in our lives, whether it is to get better grades, become healthier, or whatever it might be. Take that goal with you and fertilize it in your mind and put forth the actions to make it happen.

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Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim says that “Whatever we do in our lives is our personal choice. We have the power to fulfill our dreams and our goals.” Carry this quote with you throughout your life and in your training and achieve the goals you set out on. We are looking forward to the next belt testing and belt ceremony!

Jung SuWon Martial Arts Academy recently had our 110th Belt Testing Cycle. There were students of various color ranks testing to obtain their next belt rank. The students were nervous and anxious, but this is an opportunity for them to display what they have learned through their training. It is a testing of not only the physical aspects, but also the mental, emotional and spiritual aspects.

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Our founder Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim teaches us about ki energy and power from within. We have an energy force within us that we can tap into that acts as a generator. She teaches us about the spirit of never giving up and pushing through obstacles with grit and determination. During the testing cycle, these traits were demonstrated by the students as they persevered through forms, sparring and breakings. Also during our regular classes, we learn about meditation and remaining calm. During the testing, the students displayed composure and calmness as they were being tested on different aspects.

Congratulations to all of the testing candidates striving to reach their next belt rank level.

He Can Do, She Can Do, Why Not Me! Jung Su!

Many times, we tend to take our “breaks” during the weekend. We compromise with ourselves saying we had a long week of school or a long week of work. Yes, it is important for us to take breaks, but it is also important to differentiate between taking a break versus being lazy.

This past Saturday, Jung SuWon Martial Arts Academy had our Saturday morning class for all ages. We had students from all belt ranks participate and work out together. It was great to see all of the students fill up the dojang floor on a Saturday morning. I’m sure their friends or colleagues are at home watching television or still sleeping, but these students were up in the morning to work out and train.

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It is important to maintain your level of focus and discipline at all times, even when school or work is out. Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim teaches us to evaluate ourselves and see how we are doing regularly. This is important so we can determine what areas we can improve and work on. Continue to train hard and focus on your responsibilities! Jung Su!

The physical aspects of martial arts training isn’t only about kicking and punching. We also learn more about how to utilize our body and learning about the mechanics and coordination of our bodies. This requires lots of practice to become good at it and this requires different methods of working out our body with lots of repetition.  At Jung SuWon Martial Arts Academy, we work on different exercises that help us refine our coordination and our abilities.

For the regular classes, we practiced a fun activity that all of the students can enjoy. We were practicing our coordination by jumping back and forth above a belt. As we succeed in one particular height, we would elevate the belt to a higher height. This helps us to challenge ourselves as the belt height gradually becomes higher.

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This is a fun and exciting way for us to challenge ourselves and our bodies. We are inclined to work out with exercises through kicking and punching, but it is also good to work out through different exercises. Through this exercise, the students were able to challenge themselves and work on their coordination and jumping abilities.

We should always seek out ways to improve ourselves and to enhance our abilities and we should do it in ways that are fun and exciting for all of the students.

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Tuesday’s classes at Jung SuWon Martial Arts Academy is separated by color belt ranks. This provides the opportunity for the senior belt ranks to have classes together and focus on a particular topic. The instructors are able to cover a specific topic with that group of students and work with them to help them improve. Generally, these classes would cover different advanced techniques which can be more challenging to work on during regular classes when there is a diverse group of students.

This is an effective method for both the instructor to provide guidance to the students and for the students to have a platform to focus on their advanced techniques.

This past Tuesday, the purple, blue and brown belts were able to work on their advanced techniques. They practiced a series of advanced techniques with their partners. In martial arts, it is all about repetition and practice, so it is important that the students practice the advanced techniques on a regular basis.

Watch this student practice his axe kick during the class with his partner.

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This is the beginning of the new year, so all students should strive to improve and set new goals for executing their advanced techniques.

He Can Do, She Can Do, Why Not Me! Jung Su!

Congratulations to all of the new Jung SuWon color belts! Your hard work and dedication is paying off and it is being shown through your results. Now that the newly promoted warriors have new belts, it is time to wear them and start training.

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As you start your next step on your journey, continue to remember the goals you set out and expressed during the ceremony. Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim teaches us to have a purpose and determination in all that we do. We should carry that not only on the training floor but also in our daily lives. Apply and practice what we learn on the training floor!

Everybody, let’s keep the momentum going and make it an awesome 2017!

He Can Do, She Can Do, Why Not Me!

Jung Su!

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We are now three weeks into the new year of 2017. It feels like time is flying! Do you remember the goals you set for yourself in the beginning of the year? Are you still on track to achieve these goals or have you already forgotten what they were?

Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim teaches us to continuously remind ourselves of our goals and make sure that it is in the forefront of our minds. She teaches us that having our goals imprinted in our minds is like punching in an address into your GPS – it gives us directions and clarity in our lives.

Jung SuWon Martial Arts Academy provides us an environment where we can practice our focus and our discipline on a regular basis through training. Through working out and meditation, we are consistently working out our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual stamina. We need to constantly be fostering these attributes so that we can apply them in our daily lives.

Continue to train hard and remind yourselves what you want to achieve for 2017. Don’t let anything sway you from your goals!

He Can Do, She Can Do, Why Not Me!

Jung Su!

On Saturday, January 7, 2017, Jung SuWon Martial Arts Academy had the conclusion of the Black Belt Testing along with the Belt Ceremony. Jung SuWon Martial Arts Academy is proud to announce 5 new Black Belt Warriors! Congratulations to Hardhi Shringeri, Chanakya Gulati, Sirish Nutakki, Bhavik Sardar and Akhila Vemuri. Through hard work and dedication, they have achieved the Black Belt rank at Jung SuWon Martial Arts Academy. These students have been training for over 6 years and their journey to Black Belt has helped them to become the people they are today.

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Not only were they dedicated to training for over 6 years and coming to classes on a regular basis, they also went through a series of tests that challenged them physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Everything they learned over the last 6 years was put to the test. They went through 3 days of being in the mountains with a sleeping bag and minimal food and water. This challenged them to push themselves and stretch out what they thought their limitations would be. Through their experiences, they learned about having gratitude for everything they have. They understood what it meant to appreciate food and water and shelter. In addition to that, they went through vigorous sparring exercises and forms and techniques.

At the end of the testing and ceremony, each one of them expressed what they learned over the years that they can apply to their lives in the present and in the future. They learned about having respect and gratitude. They learned how to face their fears and embrace challenges. They learned to not be afraid of trying new things. They learned about having confidence and being able to brand and market themselves. All of these lessons learned will help drive them to be successful throughout their lives.

Congratulations to these new Black Belt Warriors!

He Can Do, She Can Do, Why Not Me! Jung Su!

Welcome to the New Year 2017. This is a time where everybody begins to think about their plans and goals for this year. It is also a time to reflect on the previous year to see what goals were accomplished. Did I achieve the goals I set out to achieve? Did I improve on the different areas I wanted to improve?

At Jung SuWon Martial Arts Academy, we began the new year with a kick-off class for 2017. All of the students of all ages and belt ranks gathered to practice and work out together. It was a class of unity and working together. Overall, it was a high energy class with positivity surrounding the training floor.

Everyone had the opportunity to regain their flexibility and wake up different muscles of the body that were dormant during the holiday break. School will be back in session and the schedule will return back to normal. All of the students were excited to be there to be able to work out and be in class and get their body moving. At the end, we gathered together to kick off the New Year with celebratory cake to start off the new year.

As Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim teaches us, we should set our “Future Memory” for 2017 and think about what we want to achieve. Visualize the goal and know that it has already been achieved inside of your mind and put into action. Everybody stay focused and let’s make it an awesome 2017!

Jung Su!

He Can Do, She Can Do, Why Not Me!

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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