Sunday, November 4, 2012

The 3rd Eye

Many people when they first start training give away where they are going to attack, before they even attack.  How, usually by intensely looking at their target.  Your leg, or stomach, or head, etc… they look first and then they attack.  But this gives your opponent more time to react, plan, block, and get out of the way.  In other words it makes your attacks less effective and in some cases even useless.
They are so busy looking at your body, that they could be missing the bigger picture.  My master ( Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim ) recommends looking at a spot on the forehead between the eyes (This is called the 3rd eye, or anjun).   Dr. Tae Yun Kim also recommends learning the technique of “looking softly, but seeing everywhere".  Normally when you look intently at something, all your focus goes there, and that is all you really see.  But if you learn to look at your opponent’s anjun, “looking softly”, and open your awareness at the same time, you can learn to see the person’s whole body, even though it looks like you are looking into their eyes.  You can be aware of there every movement.  It takes practice and time to be able to do this, but it will help you tremendously.  It is like driving to drive a car, and you want to look at the brake or the accelerator.  That would be silly, but the martial arts is very similar. 
Another big advantage, is you can see into their eyes, without looking into their eyes.  This allows you to keep your emotions from getting dominated, but you can see their emotions as they change.  Are they angry, or calm, or frustrated, etc…  Their eyes are the gateway into their mind and soul, so as you get better and better at this, you can tell a lot about your opponent as the fight continues.  You can prevent them from seeing into your mind, but you can penetrate into theirs.  This is a very advanced technique, and takes years to perfect, but why wait?  If you are serious about self-defense you should know about this, and start to practice right away.  It takes years to develop, and the more you practice the more you will see.   As you get better and better you can even jump to another level and see your opponent's energy.  But remember, if you don’t really practice, and seek to improve and discover, it won’t help you.  

Have a great day, and always strive to be the best you can be.  :) 

Saturday, November 3, 2012

The Importance of Blocking

                In the martial arts and in most fight arts, when people are learning, their tendency is to focus on offense and attacking.  Usually people ignore defense and blocking.  But, Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim emphasizes that we need to focus on perfecting both offense and defense equally.  Think about this.  If you can block really good, then you don’t have to worry as much about getting hit.  Your confidence goes up, and you can control the situation better. 
Of course the best defense is to avoid dangerous situations all together.  But when that becomes impossible, it is good for you to know how to defend yourself and your loved ones.  I learned from my master (Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim) that when we learn martial arts, we should always use it only for self-defense, and to protect our loved ones.  And of course train in the martial arts for self-improvement, but never to bully others. 
            My master (Dr. Tae Yun Kim) emphasized to me that blocking is really about the redirection or reflection of energy.  If strong force is coming at you, you have several choices.  You can step out of the way, or you can redirect the energy so that the blow misses you, or you can use their energy to throw them off balance, or you can reflect it back to them.  Any of these can be very effective.  It comes down to a keen understanding of these concepts, your own capabilities, the size and weight of your opponent, and of distance and timing. 
As you get better at blocking, deflecting, and redirection, you can block and draw your opponent out.  You can make your opponent tired by playing with him.  You can give your opponent the feeling that you are less aggressive and they will attack you more, all the while, you are studying their strengths and weaknesses.  Then you can choose when you are ready to attack.  You can block and create openings.  You can learn to throw your opponent off balance.  You can frustrate your attacker by remaining calm, and deflecting their attacks.  You can confuse your attacker because their attacks don’t get through.  You will have the element of surprise.  You can plan your attacks and look for your openings.  But when the time is right to attack, give it all you have.  Attack with speed and forcefulness.  Ki-up loud and strong and surprise your opponent.  If possible put fear into them, and put them on the defensive.  Blocking will increase your control and confidence, and will increase your chances of successfully defending yourself.
                In the real world, when people are trying to attack you and really hurt you, a good defense, and good blocking techniques can turn into your offense.  You can block to deter, or injure, or break something.  The same motion that redirects a kick from your vitals can turn into an attack on their leg.  You can use your elbows to inflict pain to their toes, shin splints, knees, or pressure points.  It won’t take many of those to get them to stop kicking you.  
                One of the most important things is to train regularly to build up your energy, courage, endurance, awareness, technique, and a humble attitude.  Never use what you learn to bully or take advantage of people.  Use it only in self-defense.

Train hard, feel good, help others, and smile and be happy.  :)

Sunday, October 7, 2012

We must help teach the next generation...

We must help teach the next generation...

Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim has devoted over 40 years of her life to teach and help others take charge of their lives and to live healthier more positive lives.  She leads by example.  She is an inspiration to me, and helps me to direct my activities to helping others also.  The next generation needs us now.

I love when she says to smile each day and share joy with others.  It doesn't cost anything.

Thanks To Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim
and the Jung SuWon Academy of Martial Arts.

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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Responsibility - Help the Younger Generation

Many teenagers are growing up are wild and crazy.  They get involved in what seems like everything bad.  Some get involved in partying and drinking.  Others learn to steel and lie and get away with it.  Why work hard when you can seemingly take the easy and fun way, or so it seems.  Some get lost and depressed and head towards suicide. 

Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim helps to redirect kids and teenagers to use all their energy in a fun and exciting way.  She teaches the Art of Jung SuWon Martial Arts, and yes it is very exciting and fun.  I know for me, that I used to have lots of energy and needed some constructive place to use that energy.  If not, I would get in trouble.  But Dr. Tae Yun Kim, help to show me how exciting Martial Arts can be, and then put me on a path to getting my black belt.  This was awesome, and one of the best things that ever happened to me.

She gave me goals and dreams to strive for.  I wanted to be the best martial artist in the world.  In order to do that, I had to train regularly and be very disciplined.  This taught me so much about myself.  I learned to control and direct my energy into self-development and helping others.  This was a major inflection point for me, and we have to help others get on the right track.  It is our responsibility.

Thanks To Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim
and the Jung SuWon Academy of Martial Arts.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Every man dies, not every man really lives..

Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim teaches us this strong fighting spirit at the Jung Suwon Martial Art AcademyShe teaches to find our inner strength and to be strongDr. Tae Yun Kim teaches us to be loving and kind to others, but to have backbone and ethics and stand our ground for what is right.  The story of Braveheart, and William Wallace is a heart touching story, of man dedicated to help Scotland fight for its freedom.  When the odds were impossible, he never gave up.  It was like he was training in Jung Suwon Martial Arts Academy.  There, Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim teaches us the spirit and art of challenge and overcoming.  When we have a positive purpose in our hearts, and we fight for what is right, we can accomplish the impossible.

Dr. Kim always teaches her motto, "He can do, She can do, Why not me!"  which came from Mathew - Peter walking on water.  see:

When I first saw Braveheart, I was most impressed by the power of its battle sequences; after seven years, I am most impressed by the enduring power of its story. It is a great movie because it seriously argues that one man's lifelong personal experiences and struggle can make a difference, if not in the world then at least in the lives of others, it is a great movie because it is ultimately an inspiring story of perseverance in the face of considerable brutality and heartbreak, greatness because a thousand words are not adequate to express all of its emotional power and impact. I do not have the heart to give Braveheart less than a perfect score, even if I wished, because it is much more to me than mere entertainment...It is a constant reminder to me that I must never lose heart, to stand up for what one believes in, to be true to ones self.

"You have bled with bleed with me!"

Thank you Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim for standing up and fighting, when it would be so easy to run or compromise.  You fight for what is right.  You live your live with honor, love, and strength.  To me, that is what life is all about.  Thank you for your books and teachings, like "Seven Steps to Inner Power".  It is an honor to be your student. :)

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Time to Harvest the Fruit in Our Lives

Many times during my training Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim has shared the story of the apple farmer with us.   After hearing the story, I always felt like I wanted to be a great apple farmer.  I wanted to work hard, and dedicate my life to produce a fruit that we can all be proud of.  Especially myself.  The same goes for cherries.

I didn't want to be the farmer that threw the seeds among rocks and expected cherries to grow.
I didn't want to be the farmer that planted seeds in dirt, but soon after got frustrated on how long it takes to grow a tree.
I didn't want to be the farmer, that sees the first cherry tree growing, but gets frustrated there is still no fruit.
I didn't want to be the farmer that finally gets a tree and sees cherries , but beats them down from the tree, and ruins them in the process.
I didn't want to be the farmer that lies under the cherry tree waiting for the cherries to fall into my mouth.
I want to be the patient cherry farmer that works hard, has a purpose and puts my heart and soul into accomplishing something very special in life, and can eventually see the fruits of my efforts.

Thank you Lord for giving us such a wonderful life.
Thank you Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim for striving to wake us up to the beauty around us.
Thank you for striving to give my appreciation and gratitude in my life.
I love this life and want to share it with others.

Please bless Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim with health, wisdom and strength to help many others in this world.  Thank you Lord and God Bless us all.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Snow White and the Huntsman

I love the way Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim helps us to analyze movies.  We recently saw the movie “Snow White and the Huntsman”.  I hadn’t heard much about it, and didn’t expect much.  But is was surprisingly good.

It started off  with the good king's wife dying, and he rescued a pretty woman from the evil enemy.  It looked like she was in dire need, but it was a setup, and they planted this lovely looking girl to capture the King's heart.  The plan worked and the King married her the next day and made her Queen.  That same evening, as the King was about to make love to her, she stabbed him with that big knife in the picture, and then she let her evil army in and they took over the empire.  Snow White, the king's little daughter was put into prison and held there for many years.  In the mean time the Evil Queen brought misery and death to the empire.

How often have you heard of someone being tempted by temptation, only to ruin their lives.  We as humans often succumb to the dark side:  power, sex and money.  Which one do you desire, and how far will you go for it?  That is the question that everyone in their life will face.

Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim helps us to find inner strength to fight temptation, and fight for what is good and right.  We need to train ourselves, and discipline ourselves, so we can control our emotions, and become the master of our lives.

Even though you have made bad decisions, and you may now be in a horrible situation, you need to know that God loves you and will forgive you.  Even in the most impossible situations, there is always hope.  Repent, and change your ways.  Generate love and help others.  Use your experiences as your fertilizer to make you a stronger person, and more dedicated to follow the light and do good in your life.  Never give up.  I love that energy.  I love when Snow White finally decided it was time to fight back against the evil queen and win.  No matter what, fight for what is right.  The movie ended in a very positively, and I like that.  Of course, I am an optimist.

With honor and respect.  :)

Monday, June 4, 2012

Are You Ready - Mind, Body, or Spirit?

Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim has some of the most incredible training programs.  She always emphasizes to be ready on all levels.  To do that, we have to discipline ourselves, and train hard everyday.  We have to adopt the warrior spirit and energy.  We have to learn to challenge ourselves and strive to be better everyday.  We have to learn to manage our energy and overcome tireness, laziness, fear, and temptation.  We have to be in control of our emotions, and not let anger and fear guide our decisions.  We have to meditate and become the master of our subconscious, to be able to kick Satan out, when he attacks us.  We have to be alert and ready anytime and anyplace, because we do not know when it comes.  Lets fight evil and be the warrior of our life and help and defend others.

Thank you Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim for your incredible teachingsWith honor and respect.  js!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

An Incredible Rainbow Moon

I love the way Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim helps us to analyze movies.  We recently saw the movie “BattleShip”.  I hadn’t heard much about it, and didn’t expect much.  But is was surprisingly good.  It started off  about youth, arrogance, and ignorance, and quickly moved into an emergency situation of survival, death, and fear.  It showed that we are vulnerable, and that we can rise to the occasion.  It showed under extreme situations how we can grow, unify, and conquer.   How even in the most impossible situations, is it still possible.  I love that energy.  It also ended in a very positively, and I like that.  Of course, I am an optimist.  On the way home, the wind was blowing, the fog was moving in, and the temperature was dropping.  We looked up and there was a bright moon with a circular rainbow around it.  I had never seen that before.  I took a picture, but it really doesn’t capture how spectacular it was.

We were looking at the amazing moon, and all of a sudden Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim shouted out Ezekiel 1:28 from the Bible.  There was no bible around.  It was very dark.  Where did this come from?  This moon was very unexpected.  There was no planning.  Everything happened at the spur of the moment.  But what really happened?  I quickly  looked up the message in my bible app on my iPhone: “Like the appearance of a rainbow in the clouds on a rainy day, so was the radiance around him.   This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord. "

Thank you Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim, for all your incredible training, wisdom, and love.  I feel incredibly lucky that God brought me into your life.  May God bless you and protect you, and give us the courage, strength, and wisdom to be God’s soldiers through helping others, giving others hope, and doing positive deeds.
Jung Su!, Pilseng!

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Special Training- Side Kicks on Balance Beam

Need I say more?  Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim's training is the best. 
Thank you Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim for dedicating your life to the development and teaching of the Martial Arts and the Jung SuWon teachings.  I can personally say that it is awesome to get up everyday and train and learn, and fill myself with positive, exciting, and powerful energy.  And thank you Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim for emphasizing universal love and helping others.  You are really a wise and awesome master.

Long time student training over 30 years. :)

Monday, May 28, 2012

Beauty & Strength

Beauty and Strength      

Isn’t this flower incredibly beautiful?  It’s beauty and smell in really amazing.  Nature at its very best.  Also I love the stories Great Grandmaster TaeYun Kim told me about flowers.  One story emphasized how strong the flower is.  It looks so soft and delicate, and yet is stays outside day and night.  Can you do that?  The flower is in the blazing sun all day.  You should try that.  Sometimes after being outside only 1-2 hours, I am too hot.  But the flowers continue to dance in the wind, and shine in the sun. 

Yet all this mean nothing if we don’t take care of the root.  The root is the foundation.  The root is the source of energy.  We need to take care of the root at all costs.  We must stand up and protect the root.