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

Just because Jung Suwon Super Martial Arts facility might be closed on weekends, doesn’t mean that nothing is going on!  At Jung Suwon, we love to share what Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim has been teaching us, so we go out and give others an opportunity to see what we are all about!

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This last weekend, a lot was going on!  We had a tabletop display going on at the local theater, and students were taking turns explaining the benefits of Jung Suwon.

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And once in a while there were impromptu skill demonstrations:

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And while we were at the theater, and because Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim encourages us to learn something when we watch a movie, not just sit there and zone out, a group of Jung Suwon warriors watched the movie “Despicable Me 2.”

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So if you were among the ones watching the movie – what did you learn?  What did you relate to the most?  Which scene do you feel applied to you the most?  Go ahead and let Great Grandmaster know what you learned, and if you want to have another movie day!

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“The goal in Jung SuWon is to make our whole lives a moving meditation, a process where at all times we move as One with our Silent Master, thereby creating harmony, peace, right action and everything that could be called love right where we are, right now! “ (Seven Steps to Inner Power, page 89)

Check out our new students at Jung Suwon!  Let’s welcome all the many new white belts!

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Welcome to Jung Suwon!

Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim emphasizes the importance of families. Nowadays, it is very hard to have some family time together.  With both parents working, as is the case in the majority of American families, and kids involved in different activities, school or otherwise, it’s hard to carve out some time to be together.

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Families that train together, have more fun together, stay healthier, stronger, and have a lot to talk about and share!

But whether you are single, or have a family, come join us and train hard with us!  Everyone who joins us come for their own reasons – what is yours?  If you want to just be in better shape – no problem!  If you want your child to pay more attention at home and at school – training will help with that.  If your child is being bullied in school, we will teach him/her how to stand up to a bully.  If you need to lose weight, we have programs for you!

What you get out of training?  That depends to a great degree on how much you put in, and what you want to accomplish.

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Our Jung Suwon warrior warm up will get you ready for any class!

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Let’s start with basics

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Whether you are just starting to consider training, or have already started, or have been training for many years: Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim has something for everyone, and always says this:

“The power is in you, it is your personal choice what you do in your life!

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Last Friday, June 21st, our Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim hosted a Parent night at Jung Suwon.  She was enthusiastically greeted by a room full of parents of students, and students.

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Great Grandmaster arrives and says hello to all the parents and students

Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim started right away by welcoming everyone and with lots of excitement and an invitation to join our Martial Arts classes too!

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Great Grandmaster shared her life story.  It is a most beautiful story of overcoming a most difficult childhood and overcoming incredibly obstacles, yet she persisted, to become the first female Great Grandmaster in the world!

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Then, when minds and spirits were soaring high, it was time for some activity!  Surprise Surprise!  Hula Hoop night!  See the brave warriors trying, succeeding, and having fun!

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It was certainly a time to apply our Principles of Mental conduct:

1. Conquer your own weaknesses and fears rather than others

2. Learn from your mistakes

3. We have the ability to do, the capacity to act, and the capability to perform and produce

4. Have a purpose and determination

5. Have a positive Mental attitude

6. He can do, she can do, why not me!

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After all this working out, it was time for some refreshments, and some group pictures!

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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.

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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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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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Even Santa stopped by

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

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Not only did Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim get a new school building for her Jung Suwon warriors, but there are also now new classes at Jung Suwon!

No matter where Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim is – here at Jung Suwon there is always something going on!  Even during Thanksgiving weekend!

But not only did GM Fell teach some outstanding long staff and sword classes, he also oversaw some major building improvements.

Come, take a look at what went on this long weekend!

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We all remember our Jung Suwon Black Belt Testing at the end of May this year. It was a fantastic event, and all three candidates came through with outstanding attitude and performance.

Harrison Peoples, former Army Green Beret, recipient of Purple Heart, has been training under Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim for 2 decades now and today’s focus of this blog is on him, and how he is showing what he has learned.

As you know, at Jung Suwon receiving your black belt is serious business.  Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim doesn’t just hand them out.  You’ll have to earn it through hard work, consistency and positive attitude.  As Jung Suwon Black Belt candidate, you’ll have to stand out, you have to be different from just anyone else, and show that you are passionately working towards becoming the person you were born to be!

In this blog post, we show a very small portion of the breaking part of this testing.  There was so much more going on, but for now, enjoy this little snippet!

Here , Mr. Peoples proves that age is only a number and there is never an end to the process of Self Discovery.

Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim started the candidates out with board breaks – and these boards were double the thickness than our normal boards.

Of course, at Jung Suwon Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim teaches us that breaking is not just about breaking a board or bricks, but to break through our obstacles, to break through whatever holds us back in this life!

Here Mr. Peoples is writing down his goals, right onto the bricks:

And here, these bricks crumble through a well executed axe kick:

With a powerful elbow strike, Mr. Peoples pushes through his last obstacles:

Now, Mr. Peoples is ready for anything!

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At Jung Suwon, Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim teaches us that the power is in us, and it is our personal choice what we do in our lives.  Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim furthers says that she is “only” making us aware of the power and gifts we already have in us, and shows us how to develop them and to become the best we can be.

Master Jonathan Palmer started training at Jung Suwon when he was only 4 years old, and was, to be honest, a spoiled brat.  Over the years, though, Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim helped him to focus his energy, and develop into a wonderful young warrior.

Today, not only is he a Master Instructor at Jung Suwon, helping many children and adults alike, he also is very successful at his job at a high-tech company.

Here,  Master Palmer is taking Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim’s teachings to heart and performs a beautiful backflip break.

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We all know by now that we have busted out of the seams at our old Jung Suwon facility, and are in the process of getting a much bigger and better DoJang ready for all of us to enjoy!

During this time, we are still having full on Jung Suwon classes!  You can see a short clip here of the first Jung Suwon class at Wally Pond!

Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim has been very busy making sure we have a new school, very very soon, and has also been working on all sorts of wonderful and exciting special programs.  Check here often, and on the JSW Facebook site, to find out more!

Enjoy the summer, and stay safe!

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