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“Yes, people do make mistakes and hurt others. We all make mistakes. But you never need to condemn yourself or anyone else over and over again for those mistakes. Learn whatever you need to, let it go, and then move on to create a new reality. The main obstacle to forgiving yourself is guilt. If you think back to your childhood, didn’t authority figures usually deal with mistakes or misbehavior by condemning the behavior and the person engaged in it? We weren’t taught that a mistake is an opportunity for education or an opportunity to see what doesn’t work so we can create a better solution.

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On page 187 in Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim‘s book, Seven Steps to Inner Power: How to Break Through to Awesome, she talks about being grateful.
“When you wake up and move your body before you begin your morning routine, pause for a moment to be grateful and happy for another day of opportunity. Think how blessed you are to have the use of your body. Celebrate, hum, sing as you stretch. Say, “Wow! I’m alive. Thank you for my hands, thank you for my feet, thank you for my eyes! I can see and touch, and what I see and feel is amazing.” 
What are you grateful for in your life?
Are you hungry because you didn’t have time to eat, or because you have no money to buy any food?
Are you cold because you ran out and forgot your jacket or because you are homeless with no extra clothes to wear?
Did you get wet in the rain because you forgot your umbrella or because you had no place to take shelter?
Are you legs sore because you worked out hard at the gym or because you have no car so you have to walk everywhere you go?
The next time you feel like complaining about some part of your life, think first.
There is no guarantee what will happen tomorrow.  If you don’t learn to appreciate what you have now, no matter how much you gain, you will never appreciate it.
There are people who have no arms, so they learn to use their feet to write.
There are people who have no hands or feet, so they learn to use their mouth to paint.
People who have no eyes learn to use their ears to see.
Why? They have passion about their lives. They don’t take free rides or complain.
Remember to have gratitude!
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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!


With so much going on at Jung Suwon, it’s hard to know where to start!  Let’s focus on testing  – we just had one about 10 days ago, and it was, as always, a most wonderful occasion.

Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim was guiding her students through some amazing accomplishments.  In the picture above, you see purple belt Luke Amador performing flying sidekick over a pyramid of 5 people!

But Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim emphasizes that every day is testing, not just the day we come and “perform.”  Testing is an ongoing procedure, that starts when you sign up for classes, and never really stops.

Just as in school, your final grade doesn’t hinge on only your test taking skills, so in the Martial Arts – testing day is not the whole picture.  In regular school, you will be graded on attendance, attitude, homework and much more.

At Jung Suwon, you will also be graded according your attitude, attendance, participation, and to some extent how well you perform at the actual testing.

Basically – what you put in, is what you get out.

And of course, at Jung Suwon, you will never be compared to anyone – you are an original, not a copy!  You will only be compared to yourself – measured by your own progress!

So, let’s enjoy some pictures that illustrate this:

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Of course you know your primary reason for going to Jung Suwon:  You want to learn traditional Martial Art at its best.  You want either yourself, or your child, to develop inner power, strength, confidence, agility, awareness, focus, concentration, and a whole bunch of other things.  Or perhaps you are there because you want to get in better shape or want to lose weight.  Whatever your reason – you will achieve your goals, if you work hard, if you are persistent, and if you are determined to not give up.

Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim encourages us to fully do “Jung Suwon” – to put together body, mind, and spirit in total harmony.So we have been having a lot of fun activities at Jung Suwon Super Martial Arts.

You might ask, what does that have to do with Martial Arts?  Well, everything!  Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim explains that Martial Arts don’t just happen in the DoJang, or when we are sparring or doing forms.  Martial Arts are a way of life!  Many students report that after starting to train at Jung Suwon, their performances in other sports improved dramatically.  Also, they are better able to focus and concentrate and so get better grades as well.

Check out these pictures – and come join us for classes and other activities!  Jung Su!SONY DSC







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Almost a year ago, in May of 2012, we had an exciting black belt testing.  3 Gentlemen were testing, and today, we’ll highlight Mr. Greg Dumas.

Mr. Dumas receives his Second Degree Black Belt

Prior to his start in the Martial Arts, Mr. Dumas had never engaged in any physical activity.  He was an engineer, and only used his mind, never his body.  He is a great engineer, and holds several patents.

During his first year of training, or perhaps, even years, when he started training at Jung Suwon, he only would come in the afternoons and walk around the Do Jang when nobody else was there.  He would do that for hours.  Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim just let him be, and gave him that freedom to express himself that way.

Under Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim’s carefully planned training, Greg improved incredibly over the years.  He gained confidence in his physical abilities, and learned to put body, mind, and spirit together as one.

Now, he is full of confidence, has joined the Jung Suwon Demo team, and is a living example of Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim‘s teachings.  See in the following pictures what an incredible warrior he has become!

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Our beautiful new Super Martial Arts facility!

Our beautiful new Super Martial Arts facility!

The New Year has started with a bang at Jung Suwon Supermartial Arts, at our new facility! Now that our Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim is back from her extended stay in Korea, and has been coming to class just as often as her busy schedule allows, our school has been exploding with new students of all ages, all sizes, and from all walks of life!


If you are already a student at Jung Suwon, and if you are already yellow belt and above, please help make our new Jung Suwon warriors feel right at home, and welcome! Introduce yourself, and see what you can do to help out. For example, if someone isn’t quite sure yet how to tie a belt, or if it’s a very young warrior, give them a hand and show them how. If they are a bit insecure as to what to do when they enter the Do Jang, walk in with them and show them again. Pass on what our teacher Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim has showed us.

Think back to the time when you first started to train, and how you felt. Weren’t you glad that you had some students walk up to you and show you around? Remember the warm smiles, and also remember your first classes and how awkward you felt in those “white pajamas, and how comforting it was to have people smile at you and reassure you that no matter how you did in your first class – everyone starts somewhere!


Now that Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim is back from her 2 1/2 months tour in Korea, classes at Jung Suwon have been highly energetic, and we have been working hard and sweating hard!

Grandmaster Salton explaining a very effective Self Defense move

Grandmaster Salton explaining a very effective Self Defense move


At Jung Suwon, we learn to face our weaknesses and fears, and overcome them – we face students of different heights and abilities, because out there, in the world, an attacker will search out smaller people as victims, people they think they can overpower easily.

But, as Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim, being small and petite in stature, has shown, size does not matter!  We must practice hard and often so we can stay in control!



So, come join us and train hard!


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Lots has been going on, in Korea as well as right here, at Jung SuWon‘s new DoJang!  If you are following us on Facebook, you have been seeing lots of pictures of Great Grandmaster in Korea, and here are a few more:

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Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim after a lecture to a group of South Korean Soldiers

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Lecture to a large group of South Korean Army

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at dinner with KBS producers, just before filming an unprecedented second part of the Success series….

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closeup of our Great Grandmaster with Jeong PD

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Out in the mountains, dancing to a new song…after being offered to run a special boarding school there….

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audience going wild during Great Grandmaster’s lecture

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..and that is just a small assortment of all the many things our Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim has been doing in Korea!

Meanwhile, at Jung Suwon at  home….

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Little Joshi is full of energy!

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and we had a great Christmas party!


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Skill games at the party

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Even Santa stopped by


Have a most blessed, Merry, Beautiful Christmas, and see you all very soon!  Jung Su!


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JSW Christmas tree, close up

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We all know that our Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim has been in Korea going on 2 months now.  This time has been incredibly successful, and thousands of people are receiving the benefits from listening and incorporating Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim’s teachings in their lives.

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Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim has given countless TV interviews, lectures, and has had very important meetings.  It’s phenomenal!

Here, Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim is being honored by receiving honorary Embassador of SUNY University in Incheon, South Korea,

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then, in true Jung Suwon tradition, the President of SUNY gets to break a double thick board,

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and finally, Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim is presented with her very own office at SUNY (located right next to the president’s office) and immediately was giving a TV interview!

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Stay in tune for more updates on our Great Grandmaster, and also on Jung Suwon home base!  Also, watch for videos and more pictures.

Jung Su!


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