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!
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)