Archive for January 2012

Line up for Jung Suwon class

January 31, 2012


As I was driving to Jung Suwon Academy , I saw that not only humans line up for class!  I saw that even birds enjoy a good Jung Suwon-imal workout!  And why not?

Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim explains that all animals, in fact, not only animals and living things, but that everything in this world has energy.  And just because the average person cannot see the Ki energy, it doesn’t mean it’s not there!  Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim illustrates it this way:  You know that electricity exists.  You can’t see it, but you certainly know it exists!  You know this because you have seen it’s effects, and the consequences of not handling it properly.

Ki energy is very similar.  And Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim sees this energy, and teaches her students to see and recognize it as well, and also to interprete what it means.

Animals are very good “Ki energy detectors” and if we are in tune, we will learn to listen to their “energy announcements.”  If your dog growls at someone, Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim says, “then there is a good chance that the person the dog growls at, has some issues.  Perhaps that person was angry, or maybe in contact with someone that was angry.  Or maybe wearing used clothes that belonged to an angry person.

As for the birds lined up for class, I know that they will have a most awesome time,!


Introducing a newcomer into the Jung Suwonimal family, Danny the deer

January 28, 2012

Yes, occasionally I am lucky and get very close to some very shy Jungsuwonimals.  Here is Danny the deer.  He doesn’t come around much, he doesn’t trust our two German Shepherds.

But he knows I am harmless and so once in a while he comes to hang out.

Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim explains that animals are much more in tune with Ki energy than most people.  They have to!  In order to survive out there, in the wild, deer, for example, have to know what sounds are ok and what announce danger, they have to know what smells are ok and which ones not, and so forth.

Grandmaster Tae YunKim gives us the Code of Ethics, and teaches that animals naturally live by that, subconsciously.

Take, for example, “Body and Mind as One.”  In this, Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim teaches that in order to accomplish what we need to do, we have to keep our Body and Mind together.  We cannot sit there, hold a book and think we are studying, when our mind, at the same time, is drifting off to going out with a friend!

Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim points out that in the Jungsuwonimals, this comes naturally.  They do not have to think about it.  In all they do, their body and minds are one!  Can you imagine what would happen if Danny the deer allowed himself to day dream?  He would be easy prey for the local mountain lions!

Stay in tune, for more visits from the Jung Suwonimals, and more Code of Ethics Lessons from Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim!


A visitor, from the wild

January 26, 2012



I was getting ready for a business trip, filming a series of lectures that Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim was going to give in Korea.  I had my gear already outside, including my jacket.

I guess Lilly the Lizard must have felt cold, or perhaps she, too, wanted to come along to Korea.  I didn’t want to disturb her too much, so I slightly touched the jacket.  She disappeared.  As I was going to pick up my gear, she was looking out at me, from the camera bag!  I wonder if she had her passport with her?

It goes to show that Grandmaster Tae Yun Kims  Silent Master Images apply to Jungsuwonimals as well.  For example, Grandmaster Kim says, “Your thoughts create reality” – and while lizards might not have the same level of thinking as we humans do, they still are able to make their own reality – Lilly saw the jacket, knew it was warm, and went inside it!

Grandmaster Kim also says, “You are creative energy” and Lilly, I think, was very creative in trying to hitch a ride all the way to Korea!

“You have the power to fulfill your dreams”, and although Lilly is a lizard, she still was out to filfill her dream to come to Korea with Grandmaster Kim.

If you want to find out more about the Silent Master Images, go to the bottom of this page and check out the book “Seven Steps to Inner Power.”  Or, wait until my next post!

Jung SuWon students visiting the JungSuwonimals and joining them

January 23, 2012

As I have mentioned, Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim has been teaching outdoors, in the early mornings, in a very traditional way.  Every morning, before there is even a hint of a sunrise, Grandmaster Kim is already out there, in the wild…..ready to teach.

Yesterday, in welcoming the Lunar New Year, Grandmaster Kim taught us more about Ki Energy – to adopt the power of a wild animal, and channel with its power by making the same moves, and sounds, as they do.  (Well, to the best of our ability 🙂  )  This was a special treat for all the JungSuWonimals!

At first, Grandmaster Kim had us sparr, using those sounds.  I noticed that the local cows had lined up in the background, wondering what on earth was going on, and joining all the sounds with their own.  I saw and heard several birds making passes overhead, and from the smell I could tell that even a skunk came to see what this was all about.

As a special treat, you can find the grand finale here, where each student individually presented “their animal.”  Click on the link!

Can you guess what JungSuonimal each person tried to be?

Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim invites a special guest for morning training

January 20, 2012

I mentioned on another blog about Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim’s special outdoor training.  Yesterday was a very special day.

I mean, I have known that Grandmaster Kim is the World’s foremost Ki Energy Master, but yesterday was really really special.  You see, a Hawk came to visit us.  Now, where Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim lives, there are a lot of hawks.  But none ever came before the sun was even close to coming up, and none ever came this close.  It was a very beautiful moment.

Grandmaster Kim explains that we attract what we think. If we have beautiful thoughts in our minds, then we will attract beautiful and positive things.  If, on the other hand, we think only nasty and bad thoughts – that is what we are going to get.

So, let’s focus on the good, on the beautiful, on the positive and have a great day!


January 18, 2012

During my absence from this blog, the Jungsuwonimals haven’t disappeared.  In fact, some pretty awesome newcomers have arrived on the scene.  Let me introduce you to one of them today.

Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim, (as you know, my hero and Martial Arts Teacher), loves dogs.   She teaches that dogs can tell the Ki energy that is all around us, in us and all living things.   She has several of them.  The newest of them, Sarang, (means, “LOVE” in Korean) is my favorite and I am lucky that I get to take care of her a lot.  Sarang embodies one of the code of ethics perfectly, especially “Body and Mind as One.”  When she does something, she does it all the way. When she is on guard, she is on guard and nothing escapes her, and she will relentlessy pursue any danger to her Master.  When she eats, she eats with a passion, and when she runs, her body and mind work flawlessly together.  And when she plays – ah yes, when she plays – here is a little treat for you to see how she lives the code of ethics even during play time.  Enjoy!