Jung SuWon in the wild – Ferdinand the turkey has a new friend: Sophie the squirrel

Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim of Jung SuWon has faced a lot of prejudice in her life.  Because she didn’t fit in, she was treated like a disease.  She was resented because she was a girl, as firstborn child, a total no-no in the Korean society in those days.  Then, as if that wasn’t enough, she wanted to train in the Martial Arts, and again, nothing but prejudice and rejection.

After she finally started training and achieved her highest goals, becoming a Grandmaster, she still had to face terrible prejudice – as a brand new arrival in the USA, she faced racial prejudice of incredible proportions.  Her school was burned down, landlords refused to rent to her, and people simply didn’t trust her, since she was from an oriental country.  She came to the USA in the late sixties, during the height of the Vietnamese war, and in rural Vermont people simply didn’t care to differentiate between different Asian countries.  She was called all sorts of racial, degrading names. 

Now, in California, she teaches that we are all one of a kind, and that we need to look beyond the color of skin, or any other physical appearance.  God made us all the way we are, and we need to appreciate this, and accept one another.

Animals know this too, and in this little short video you can see Ferdinand the turkey with his family, with Sophie, the squirrel.  Seems like she is still a bit shy and the turkeys still don’t quite know what to make of her, but they all love to eat the new acorns, and there are plenty of them to go around.  Later on I saw Sophie still moving with the turkey family, and spending the day with them. 

Here is what happened out there, in the wild….

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