Archive for the ‘Owl’ category

Epilogue for a dear friend, Angel the Owl

April 19, 2012

Today I got “the phone call.”  The very nice officer from the Fremont Animal Services called with the sad news, that our dear friend, Angel the great horned Owl, had to be put to sleep.  Appearantly, he had been injured several days before Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim found him, and he was slowly starving to death.  A raptor cannot eat unless he can fly – and with a wing as badly broken as his he could not catch anything.

I like to believe that Angel looked like this when he was at his best!

After receiving the sad news,  Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim said, ” Life is like that.  There are no guarantees. ”

“Owls live in the here and now, like all Jung Suwon warriors should, ” Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim continues, “The present moment is all there is!  Now is where reality is, and now is where the creative moment is.  ”

In her book, “Seven Steps to Inner Power,” Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim explains this further:

“Why is now the only creative moment?  When it was yesterday, you experienced it as now. When you experience tomorrow, it will be now.  At this moment, and every moment thereafter, it is now.  It is never tomorrow or yesterday. “

So let us enjoy and treasure every moment we have, and celebrate every living breath as if it was our last breath!  (as Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim always encourages us to do.)

And let us celebrate the great life that Angel the Owl had, and may he be hunting and flying free in the great hereafter!

More on Angel, the Owl

April 14, 2012

I wish I could give you updates on our Jung suwon-imal Angel the Owl.  But all we know so far, is that he has a great chance of pulling through and eventually being released.

But, here is something you might want to see – the video of how Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim helped Jung Suwon-imal Angel the Owl:

http://youtu.be/xcu2wsa5MXA

Once again, please do not try this yourself.  Should you ever find an injured Jung suwon-imal owl, please just only make sure he/she is safe, and call the wildlife services in your area.

Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim was able to work with Angel the Owl only through Ki energy.

So let’s send angel all or best wishes for a speedy recovery, so he can come home soon!

An Angel came to visit – real story of an Owl

April 8, 2012

This is by far the most amazing thing I have ever seen!

Owls are pretty common where my Martial Arts teacher, Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim lives.  In fact, you can hear them every night, and sometimes you see them sitting on top of the house, or swooshing down to catch their prey.  And although they have been “cutsiefied” by the toy industry, they are full on birds of prey, very skilled hunters with few, if any, natural enemies.

On April 6th, so just a couple of days ago, I happened to be with Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim in her garden.  She told me to get my video camera, and get it fast!  Then she slowly pointed towards the back of the garden.  This is what I saw:

Can you see the owl?  Angel, as Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim named him, is sitting on the angel statue’s head.

Here is a zoomed in view:

As you can see, Angel has a broken wing.  Not only is it highly unusual to see an owl in broad daylight- but Angel was sitting in plain view as well!  I think that Angel purposely came to this exact spot – knowing that Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim would see him and help him! It was as if he came here to get help!

What happened next is most amazing!  If I hadn’t seen it with my own eyes, I wouldn’t believe it myself!

Note:  what follows next – DO NOT TRY THIS YOURSELF!

But Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim, while I was calling wildlife animal services, gently approached Angel, who had meanwhile fluttered away next to a tree:

Angel sat still.  No sign of hostility or fear at all.  Just looking peaceful.  And although of course Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim is fully aware of the dangers of dealing with wild birds of prey, she demonstrated pure Ki energy here.  And yes, Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim was wearing gloves.  I saw the talons – they were huge in proportion to Angel’s body, almost the size of my fist.  I saw the razorsharp, long “claws”, and I saw his sharp beak close up.  Definitely a powerful array of weapons!  Yet he did not show any signs of wanting to use them.

Here is what happened next:

Very gently, Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim put the broken wing in its place.

Here is a close up of Angel while Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim was treating him:

Then, when the wing was back in its proper place, Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim scooped him up and carefully carried him to a place where he could stay until Animal Wildlife services came.

A very nice officer from Animal Services came and took Angel to the “Owl Emergency room.”  Once he is all healed, they will bring him back to his home, where he will be able to, once again, be the mighty hunter he was born to be!

This was one of Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim’s most amazing Ki energy demonstration.  Through Ki energy, the universal language, Angel the Owl felt that he was safe, and was relaxed and peaceful during the entire time!

Once again – please do not try this yourself.  Please let trained experts handle birds of prey, or any wildlife, for that matter!