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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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There are so many issues and drama in the world today. We can turn on the news and see negative things happening across the world. It is true that we ourselves go through stress, struggles and tribulations. However, we have a choice as to how we want to feel about it. Having a positive attitude is a mindset, regardless of what circumstances you are in.

We have control of how we want to feel about ourselves or about our lives. Life will not always be perfect and it will throw curveballs at you, but it is important to take these in stride. Without that, we will let our issues consume us.


Training at Jung SuWon Martial Art Academy and meditating helps us to recognize the positive things in our lives and helps us maintain that emotional and mental strength. I’ve been trained by my founder Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim to embrace the issues in my life and be able to rise above and overcome. We will become wiser and stronger by the end of it. Through her seminars and lectures, Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim instills a determination and spirit to never give up in our lives. The choice is ours and the power is in us. Don’t let your environment consume you and take over you.


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We have been buzzing with all sorts of activity!  Never a dull moment at Jung Suwon, and that is how Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim likes it to be!  She wants to share her wisdom with people of all ages, and has always something going on!

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We just had a most outstanding testing last Thursday, it was the Jung Suwon 28-year in California  anniversary!  The Dojang was packed, and for the first time ever Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim divided up the DoJang into 3 rings, for 3 testing groups to challenge themselves at the same time.  We’ll put up a lot more pictures and stories about that!

Last weekend our brave and valiant demo team went up to San Francisco to perform at the Korean Festival, right on Union Square.

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The place was packed, and a large, enthusiastic crowd gave support to the team.

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First, as always, they started out with Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim’s special energy form.

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Then it was time to show some powerful body and mind demonstration:

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Master Maguire is getting himself ready….


and splits his energy equally and breaks both stacks of bricks!

Then, Master Palmer shows intense focus and concentration during his “jump over 4 people rolling break.”  Check it out:


And one of our purple belts, Luke Amador, dazzles with a fancy kick break routine, proving that no matter what age you are – you can achieve your goals!

At Jung Suwon, the demo team is not to show off a difficult skill, or just go to perform.  Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim allows students on the demo team not because they can pay money, or because they are so good.  No, at Jung Suwon, Our Great Grandmaster gives her students the opportunity to face their fears and anxieties and overcome them, to encourage them even more to become their best!

Stay in tune for more Jung Suwon updates, especially from the testing!


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Master Karen Heart is bringing on the flower power!

This weekend, there has been a lot of activity at our own Jung Suwon facility, all sorts of beautification and improvements going on!

Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim wants us to have the best possible place to train at, and so has encouraged us to make some improvements – lets take a look at what is happening!

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Jung Suwon Student planting team: James, Danika and Ms. Nabi

Planting at Jung Suwon isn’t just putting flowers into the ground.  Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim encourages us to think beyond – when preparing the soil – prepare to accomplish a goal.  When we settle a plant into the ground, we set our goals, give them root.  When we put the soil around the plant, and tamp it down, we add determination to our goals.  Finally, when we weed and water, we also pull out everything that could prevent us from accomplishing our goals, and we give our goals renewed energy.

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the dynamic duo Luke and James

After planting, it was time for some new paint in the school!  See our two paint warriors apply themselves and work hard!

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There is always something going on at Jung Suwon, and whether it’s a formal class, or an opportunity to put in your energy during facility upgrades – it’s all part of learning!

As Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim always says, have a purpose and determination!


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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!

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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)

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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!


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!


“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)

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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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We had a blast this last Saturday at Jung Suwon Super Martial Arts!  Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim, although unable to attend herself, had sent her love and directions for some wonderful times!  Let’s take a look!

First, we have to set up the canopy.

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Then of course, some refreshments are in order!

Here is a special water melon drink, recipe directly from Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim!


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Now to the food, that our barbeque Master, Daniel, has prepared:

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A little ice cream never hurt anyone?


Now, with all that energy – let’s have some fun!





It got really really hot, soooooo – it then got really really wet!!!

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Even the littlest warriors couldn’t resist the moisture…


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now for some water balloons!





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Who is the wettest one?


Happy Jung Suwon Warrior!

See you all next time!

Jung Su!


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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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August 2022

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