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.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Archery and the 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 are 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!