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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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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!
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More Links for great motivation: Positive QuotesLife Story,  and check out Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim’s  videos.

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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.

Read more articles and watch videos:

  1. Author of Seven Steps to Inner Power: How to break through to awesome: Tae Yun Kim
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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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  1. “I Will Teach You” by Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim
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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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  1. Parabola Magazine: “I will Teach You” by Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim
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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.” 
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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!

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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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