Friday, August 30, 2019

Archery- Developing a Warrior Spirit

Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim has many many training courses.  One of my favorites, is the one that uses the ancient art of archery to train and develop our warrior spirit.

The first lessons are about the basics of safety.  To your life and others.  Which way are we shooting?  Is the range clear?  Where are the targets?  Where should the shooters stand?  What is the range rules?  Once it is clear, are you pointing the arrow in the right direction?  Never fool around, or point anywhere but down range.

The next lessons are about the basics of your equipment.  Is it safe?  Do you know how to use it?  This can include your bow, arrows, arrow heads, feathers, bow string, clothing, arm guards, finger guards, target rests, quivers, and more.

Next, load the bow with the arrow properly.  Proper posture, draw, breathing, metal focus and release.

Next is practice.  For the very first time, start close and make sure you can hit the target.  Can you hit the target at 10 feet?  At 15 feet?  If so, you are on your way.

Now it can get very exciting, and what you need is practice, practice, and more practice.  Can you hit the target at 15 yards?  20 yards, 25 yards, 30 yards and more....  Can you group your arrows?  Can you control your breathing?  Can you control your attitude and ego?  Can you focus your mind?  Can you control your energy?

Now Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim raises the training level.  She pushes us to train with the bong between each set of arrows.  Do forms in between, Spar with a partner.  Your energy is rising.  You are out of breathe.  You are tired and yet exciting and your are huffing and puffing.  Now can you control your breathing?  Can you calm yourself in a matter of seconds.  Can you hold the bow steady, and release very calmly?  Can you group your arrows into a tight circle?

Next you run to different stations, and load, run, and fire.  The lessons are many.  The discipline is necessary.  The excitement and learning is awesome.  I feel awesome to be part of these training programs.  What an exciting life dream.

Thank you Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim, for keeping and promoting the way of the warrior.
Jung Su!

Pick up a copy of Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim's book:  Seven Steps to Inner Power - How to Break Through to Awesome.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Going beyond your limits!

I was reflecting back over my training at Jung SuWon Academy under Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim.  The more I read Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim's new book - SEVEN STEPS TO INNER POWER - How to Break Through to Awesome,  the more I realize how special the training really is.  I was taught how to stretch my mind, and to go beyond my limits and I didn't even know what was really happening.

As a white belt I was taught very basic techniques.  We never practiced breaking boards or anything else in the martial arts classes.  As I progressed through each rank I was challenged little more each time.  I was taught to face those challenges, no matter how scary they might have seemed, and at each testing the degree of difficulty was increased, until I was finally doing things I never thought possible.  This was incredible.

But then GGM ( Great Grandmaster ) Tae Yun Kim has us apply it to things in our daily lives.  Maybe in our careers, or in our relationships.

The statement "Your thoughts create reality" seems simple at first, but what happens when you are facing seeming impossible odds, how do you take the doubt out of your mind and just have positive focused thoughts?  How do you prevent your inner voice from constantly nagging you.  On your way to success you are bound to have small set backs.  Does your mind, then kick in, and say "I told you so".  I just won't work.  Or is your belief so strong, that you know that if you stay focused you will make your thoughts become reality?

In practice, this is amazingly strong, and I thank GGM Tae Yun Kim for teaching me, and then challenging me to put this into practice.  If you want to learn more, you can either train in the art of Jung SuWon, or read Seven Steps to Inner Power, and learn  to apply it to your life.

I will give more examples next time, but this has been an amazing journey of learning and realization for me.

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Thank you,
Scott Salton

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Peace for North and South Korea hopeful!

I had the great pleasure of attending an event by the National Unification Advisory Council (NUAC) which advises the President of Korea on issues of unification.  They had a large peace conference in San Francisco with delegates attending from 44 different countries! Dr. Tae Yun Kim was a keynote speaker as the Senior Advisor to the council of this organization. Dr. Tae Yun Kim is an incredible speaker and had the audience engaged, and responding with exciting and vibrant energy.  "We are aiming for peace and unification of the South and North Korea." said Dr. Kim.

Dr. Tae Yun Kim believes that it is also significant to find peace withinourselves!  May peace be with you!

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Who is Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim?

The story of Dr. Tae Yun Kim is a timeless, epic journey. It has been a monumental struggle with the hearts and minds of a world that tried to tie her down at every turn of her life. Through it all, Dr. Tae Yun Kim has demonstrated the power of her motto “He Can Do, She Can Do, Why Not Me”.

Dr. Tae Yun Kim offers her life story as a message of hope to all who want more from their lives. For those who find themselves wrapped in their own struggles, bound by weakness, taken over by the negative influences, or just simply those who feel there must be more to their lives, the life story of Dr. Tae Yun Kim is a point of inspiration and a road map for others to use so they can find completeness and fulfillment in their own lives.

For more visit the Jung SuWon Martial Art Academy website.

You Are Very Special in this Universe

Training in the Martial Arts changed my life. It requires discipline, determination, patience, builds confidence & a healthy body, mind, and spirit. It teaches you how to overcome mental & physical obstacles. Overall it builds inner peace & inner power. Find something you enjoy that challenges & exercises your body, mind, and spirit. It can bring great joy to your life. What kind of things are you doing? 

You are very special in this universe. Treat yourself with honor & respect. Learn to love yourself. Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim would love to share her tips with you in her new book SEVEN STEPS TO INNER POWER - How to Break Through to Awesome.  I don't know about you, but I want to have an awesome life.  

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Through experience we gain wisdom

Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim often says "Rejoice in the lessons of pain and hurt, they bring your strength and courage."  I have found this to be very true.  Many times I tried something and failed.  At the time, it hurt, it was embarrassing, it was terrible, but in the long run I learned valuable lessons.  These lessons are always with me, and allow me to make better choices moving forward.

Dr. Tae Yun Kim's new book, SEVEN STEPS TO INNER POWER is coming out in just about 2 weeks.  I am really looking forward to it.  I know I want to break through to awesome in my life.  What about you?  I know this will take hard work, discipline, mental focus, and a "Can Do Attitude".

Sunday, March 25, 2018

In Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim's new book, SEVEN STEPS TO INNER POWER - How to Break Through to Awesome, she reminds us of our goals...
Do you remember your New Year’s goals? It’s time to reflect. Life is such a precious gift. But we tend to treat every day as though life is never going to end, as though we have an unlimited amount of time to find the happiness we want. As a result, instead of challenging our fears right now, we go on day after day, year after year, making excuses for our failure to accomplish our true desires.