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Martial arts is about personal development and building up confidence and discipline. There are the physical aspects of martial arts but there are also the mental, emotional and spiritual aspects as well. One of the main principles that Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim teaches all of her students is that each one of us has creative energy within us and we have the power to make positive change within our lives.

This applies in many different ways such as in physical and mental forms. In her book Seven Steps to Inner Power: How to Break Through to Awesome, Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim talks about all of us being a co-creator, cooperating with the life force of the universe to shape the world around us. What we think about ourselves and the decisions we make have the power to create our reality.

We should never feel helpless regardless of the situation we are in. No matter what environment you are in, there is always room to be creative to make positive change and improve your circumstances. We have the power to create and shape the world around us. This is done by our attitude and how we react to these circumstances. Martial arts training helps develop the self-confidence and inner peace to have a more positive outlook on our lives.

This is an important mindset to consider and think about in our daily lives and routines. Are we satisfied with where we currently are? Do we feel accomplished? We need to ask ourselves hard questions and evaluate where we are at. Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim always reminds her students that we have the power in us. We may need to make tough decisions but we must always strive to push forward. It won’t be easy and it may be a rocky road, but the results will be rewarding. Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim reminds all of her students: He Can Do, She Can Do, Why Not Me!

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Living in the 21st century, we are always caught up with our busy days and schedules. Whether it is work, family or our social life, we are operating in a world that is 24/7. However, it is important to pause from our busy schedules once in awhile and catch up with ourselves. We should take the time to ask ourselves how we are doing and if we are achieving the goals that we set out. This gives us an opportunity to evaluate ourselves and to refresh.

Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim teaches us to pause and pay attention to the quality of our thoughts and our mind as these are the building blocks of our lives. It is so easy to get caught up in our busy schedules and not think about where we are at and how we are doing. Are we happy and where we want to be or do we feel behind and unsatisfied?

Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim teaches this principle through meditation or something she calls “moving meditation”. This is when we are meditating while doing an activity such as taking a walk or taking a shower; things that we regularly do. She reminds us that when we have an important meeting, we clear out our schedules and make time for it. Making time for ourselves should also be of equal importance.

We should practice this on a regular basis to make it a habit and so we can continue to build and grow in our own lives.

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2020 is officially here and it is a good time to reflect on the past year and decade and also plan for the future. What goals have we achieved from last year? What do we want to improve on for this new year? This is the beginning of a new decade and it is an opportunity to evaluate the goals we have set and achieved from last year. It is important to have a renewed and focused energy for the new year. During martial arts training, Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim focuses on the mental and emotional aspects of training as well as the physical aspects. She talks about how it is important to visualize the goals we want to achieve and put it in the forefront of our minds so that we take the necessary steps to achieve our goals.

Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim also talks about this being a new era. We live in a digital and technological age where information is changing rapidly. How are we communicating with others and sharing information? How are we expressing gratitude for the things we have?

Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim reminds her students to be loyal to their goals and be willing to sacrifice for your goals. It is important to recognize that you won’t be able to achieve everything all at once and it will take steps and continuous effort and determination. Whether it is physical goals or career goals, it is important to list them out and start to take the steps to start achieving them. Let this year be the year where you take large steps towards your goals!

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

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What happens when you pour water into a cup? How about when you pour that same water into a teapot? How about when you pour that same water into a bowl? That water is formless and shapeless and turns into what environment it is put in.

Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim teaches her students to be flexible like water. She teaches about an approach where we learn to be mentally flexible; where there is no rigidity to our thought process. Instead, we have an open approach to what happens in our lives. We want to be positive and make sure we are focused on the right things, but having flexibility helps us to manage stress, deal with issues and problems and manage our lives better. This mindset will help us to focus on the present and the future and be ready for events that occur in our lives. Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim teaches this principle during her martial arts classes and training.

Everyone has issues or problems that they need to deal with on a daily basis, whether it is in your career, family or financial. New issues regularly come into existence that bring about stress and unbalance. Developing a flexible mental approach helps us to deal with these problems in a calmer and more balanced manner. We should all start to practice and build up our habit of having a flexible mindset.

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Martial arts is all about self-improvement in many different aspects of our lives. Whether we want to get in shape or become physically and mentally stronger, martial arts provides an opportunity to improve in these areas. The focus and discipline we apply to ourselves during training provides a means for self-improvement. One key attribute that Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim highlights is the importance of visualization during our martial arts training. It is important to identify what our goals are in our training and also in our personal lives. We may feel like we are only focusing on our physical body during training, but also we are working out our mental and emotional state. After training has ended, we feel more confidence, more energy and more focus. This can be applied to our personal lives and what we are striving for.

Throughout the martial arts training, we are reminded to focus on our goals. Also, we talk about focusing on our weaknesses, what we want to get rid of. Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim talks about how important it is to put these items into our consciousness and visualize achieving it or overcoming it. By doing this, we are building up our strength and our discipline to breakthrough. We should all visualize the goals we want to achieve and the steps and actions it takes to achieve it. We should also set goals for ourselves for the weaknesses we want to get rid of and start taking action to chip away at them.

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At Jung SuWon Martial Art Academy, training is more than just about learning how to punch or kick. It goes far beyond just learning the physical aspect, alone. It’s a lifestyle. Everything we learn in the training floor can be applied in different environments and in every situation. In today’s blog, we are going to share an amazing success stories and personal testimonial from one of Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim’s student.

Harrison Peoples is a 5th Dan Black Belt Instructor at Jung SuWon. Also, he completed 21 years of military service in May 1980 and retired as a Major US

Army, from Fort Ord, California. He moved to Silicon Valley gained a reputation

as a Human Resource Professional working for some of the top organizations

in the Valley. His work in the Silicon Valley required long stressful hours to be

successful. Here’s what he would like to share about how training helped him in different areas of his life.

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“I attended school at night to complete a post graduate degree,

while raising a family and working a full time job. During that next 12 years I

gained 6-8 inches around the waist and 30 pounds in the wrong place. Hence a

diagnosis of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and a list of other ailments.

In the fall of 1992 I applied for and was accepted into the JSW family as a white

belt. I started my training as a means to lose weight, learn more patience and

have a calmer demeanor. I can honestly say that I never thought when I first

step on that floor that more than a quarter of a century later I would remain

involved and feel just as adamant about the value of my transformation from

Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim’s teachings.

Physical instincts are still with me from Viet Nam. I awake at the slightest

noise at night; I hear sounds that place me back in Viet Nam as if it was

yesterday. My training has provided me with insight to some of my demons.

 

In 1974 -1975, as a Company Commander, I received a letter from a

mother who son died while going through basic training in my Company. The

first letter simply stated her son complained about not feeling well with the

physical training. I assured her that we would take care of her son. Her son

died later, whereas I received a second letter. She reminded me that I gave

her my word that I would take care of her son. I knew that I followed all that I

was required. I would read that letter at least 5-6 times per year it reminded

me of how arrogance and destructive I can be. I could have done more to

ensure that the medical staff takes his complaints more serious. Through Jung SuWon

training I learned to let go of past mistakes and learn from those mistakes.

Learning how to not let the past debilitate your need to move forward.

Learning how to love and forgive oneself for mistakes. Forgiving myself for

that act so many years ago was not easy. If not for my training, I would

probably continue to feel the guilt of that tragic loss.

Viet Nam had taught me how fragile life was and could be. A value I

hold dear but there were the aforementioned incidents that haunted me. I am

better than that. I could have done more. It was the guilt I carried secretly in

my heart for many years. Learning and developing the capacity to love and

forgive myself would not have occurred without Jung Su Won training. I

remember those early years of self-discovery through Inner Power Training

and Self Discovery Weekends.

 

The first time I heard Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim play the flute I was so touch

by the soothing sound. At an Arts and Craft Fair, I saw native American Flutes

for sale. I bought a flute and thought if I did not learn, I would hang it on my

wall. My first note was so warm that I played until the early hours of morning.

I have now been playing for several years. Most of my life I held a desire to

play a musical instrument. I possess neither, the discipline or drive to learn

until JSW. The desire to play was only a wish. But inspired by “He can do she

can do why not me” I have found a musical outlet to express my emotion and

feelings. This has helped me to more readily keep a pulse on how I feel inside.

In stressful situations the vibrations of sound has a calming effect. While

shopping during Christmas, there were long (slow) moving lines. I was getting

impatient. The energy was bouncing off the wall. You could feel the tension in

the air. I start to play my flute. After a couple melodies I could feel the

calmness. Other patrons mentioned how calming the musical effect impacted

them.

The most impactful impression on me while training at Jung SuWon was the

discovery that I had spend more than ten of the previous years being a father,

husband, professional that I had all but forgotten my dreams. I start taking

responsibility for my own happiness. As a result, I found a peace and love that

was missing from my previous life. It provided me the freedom to think more

about my impatient, to work at being more loving. How to love unconditional

was a challenge. As an example, I would dread visiting Philadelphia, each

visit; I would spend so much time counseling my sister about her lifestyle. It

would drain my energy. Learning to love my sister unconditionally freed me

to just experience the joy of loving her and engaging with her without all of my

criticism about her lifestyle. Our last years were fill with more visit and just

each other’s kids. This one aspect of my learning at Jung SuWon was worth all of the

years of training. I learned that I couldn’t live for others; I must allow them to

walk the path of their life in their own manner. He Can Do, She Can Do, Why Not Me”

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At Jung SuWon Martial Art Academy, Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim shares in class about the 5 different sections of people’s characters.
The first section is the GERM section.  Germs eat and destroy everything good.  No matter what, this character can’t seem to stop being negative and only has one purpose, to tear down everything and everyone around him.
The second section is the MINERAL/ROCK character.  When you kick a rock, it moves for a bit, then it stops.  Then it just sits there waiting to be kicked again.  This kind of person is not self-motivated.  You have to kick, pull, and micro-manage this person in order for them to do anything.
The third character is the VEGETABLE. A carrot has only one purpose: to be a carrot.  This character is only interested in himself.
The fourth character is the ANIMAL.  This character has ability and awareness, but can’t organize himself, has no creativity, no focus.  Like a dog who runs from this place to that place.
The fifth character is the HUMAN.  This person thinks and has awareness and the power of choice.  The human character has the ability to use body, mind and spirit in everything he or she does.
Then, Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim asks the question, “What kind of character are you?  Are you self-motivated or do you sit around, waiting for someone to tell you what to do?”
Are you only focused on yourself or do you have no focus and no creativity?
Let’s take the time time to reflect and ask this question to ourselves so we can really take charge of our life!
He Can Do, She Can Do, Why Not Me!
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We are living in the 21st century, where our lifestyles are fast-paced and rapidly moving. Our days are filled with tasks and responsibilities that we need to complete and we are bombarded with the use of technology. Nevertheless, it is important for all of us to make time for ourselves as a means of self-evaluation and self-reflection. We need to spend that time with ourselves thinking about our goals, where we want to go and be in our lives, and how to go about achieving them. This process can be done through meditation as well.

Why is it important to make time for ourselves? Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim teaches about quieting our minds and listening to our Silent Master. Sometimes we are so engaged in what we need to do that we don’t have time to think. Instead, we just do the things that we are supposed to do, one thing after another. However, spending that quiet time helps us to gather ourselves, meditate and think about where we are. It helps us to give a focus and a purpose of why we are doing the things we are doing. It also gives us a moment to evaluate if I am taking the necessary steps to achieve my goals.

For example, during Jung SuWon classes, Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim teaches about separating the dojang floor with the lobby. Once we step on the dojang floor, we salute the flag and then we enter. We are training the students to differentiate the lobby from the training floor. Once we are on the training floor, we are there to train. Mentally, we are also separating ourselves from the stressful day at work or the argument we got into. Instead, we enter the training floor and we forget about that stressful thing during class. In these times, we focus on ourselves and we train without thinking about the outside things we need to deal with.

We should make it a routine to stop for a moment and evaluate ourselves. The more we are willing to stop and think, the more we are able to determine and evaluate ourselves and how to improve in different areas.

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During a recent book signing event,  Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim opened the Seven Steps to Inner Power: How to Break Through to Awesome on  Page 91 to share about Love.

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“It’s a simple truth that before you can express love, you must know love—and before you can love another, you must first love yourself. You cannot share what you have not experienced. Yet many of us never learned about the concept of self-love growing up and we don’t know how to love ourselves. Many people tell me that they always thought of love as being between two people. They are used to looking for love outside of themselves, always wondering, “Does she love me?” or “What can I do to make him love me more?” They have no idea what self-love is. What kind of energy are you pumping into yourself daily? Hatred? Criticism? Disrespect? Or love?”

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Let’s begin right now at this moment to choose love.

Often, it is easier to focus on things we are terrible at and by doing so, it makes it almost impossible to focus on embracing who we are. To learn to love ourselves is to accept all the different parts of ourselves. We have to learn not to devalue ourselves and let insecurities and doubts get the best of us. The more we can learn to embrace both our strengths and weaknesses, the more we can generate love for ourselves.

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On June 11, 2018, Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim was named the winner of a Gold Lifetime Achievement Award during the 16th Annual American Business Awards® presented at a gala ceremony attended by 500+ guest at the Marriott Marquis Hotel, New York.

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More than 3,700 nominations from organizations of all types and sizes across the country were reviewed by more than 200 the judges this year.

Once abused, abandoned, forbidden to pursue her dreams, Great Grandmaster faces every challenge and claim victory. She teaches her students and encourage every person she meets to the take charge and don’t let anyone steal your dreams.

This award is another testimony and a demonstration of the power of her motto, “He Can Do, She Can Do, Why Not Me!” Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim’s ongoing accomplishment in life is a great inspiration to people around the world to go beyond what they think is possible.

Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim said, “It is an honor to receive a Gold American Business Award for Lifetime Achievement. Truly, if I can achieve my goals in this lifetime, others can do the same – never give up!”

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