Another new Jung Suwon-imal comes by

Spring time is the favorite time for a lot of Jung Suwon-imals!  They are busy with so many things – they never have a dull moment.  Even Salerna and her companions.

Isn’t she a beauty?  Oh, I know, a lot of people outright discriminate against snails, and if Salerna were to wander over to my garden blog, yes, she would be in danger of being permanently evicted.

But Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim gave me a new perspective on snails, and things in general.  During her lectures and Jung Suwon classes, Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim often talks about a simple pen.

“When I write a love letter, or a beautiful note, this pen I am holding, is a useful tool.  .  But when I use it to stab someone, it becomes a weapon.  Is the pen good or bad?  The pen itself is a tool, and it depends on what it is used for!”

Another example is one of Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim’s young students.  He used to be in gangs and on a downhill roll into crime, drugs, and other things.  Once he was out of that environment, and training at Jung Suwon for a year or so, and having moved away from his previous home, he has done remarkably well and now has a job at a well known computer company and has turned into an outstanding citizen.

The same, in a way, holds true for Salerna, the snail.  In Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim’s eyes, Salerna is a great Jung Suwon-imal, as long as she is in her own environment and doesn’t come into the garden.

But once she trespasses from out there, in the wild, to Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim’s garden, she becomes a pest that needs to  be taken care of.

Incidentally, Salerna has countless relatives around the world, and here is a picture of a snail Jung Suwon workout in Holland!  See how they are lined up for forms in the back?  🙂


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