Archive for the ‘Cows’ category

Martial Arts – it’s where your heart and soul are!

July 12, 2013
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Bruno the bull – calling his herd to have class!

Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim teaches that there are different categories of people:

Rock

Vegetable

Animal

Real human being

A rock only moves when it gets kicked, or gets moved by external forces.  It never does anything on its own.  There are people just like that!

Vegetables are great – however, they are good at one thing, and only do one thing, no matter what.  People are capable of much more!

Animals do many things, but lack the mental focus  Only real humans live up to their full potential.

That said, Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim does not look down on rocks, vegetables and animals.  Not at all.  They are doing what they were meant to do!  But human beings are destined for so much more!

So are these cows really lining up for class?  Are they capable of doing such things?

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Is Bruno really showing them base form 1?

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And are these cows just hanging out, or paying close attention to Bruno’s demonstration?

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Who can tell?

One thing is for sure though – wherever you are, whatever your job is, you can always find a way to practice Martial Arts.  No special equipment is necessary to practice your basics.  You can practice your forms in pretty much any clothes.  Whether you are in the great outdoors like these cows, or in a cramped office space – you can practice what you have learned, so when the time comes, you can apply it instinctively!

HE CAN DO, SHE CAN DO, WHY NOT ME!

Caroline the cow, a very loyal Jung Suwon-imal

May 23, 2012

Meet Caroline, the cow.  She is a long-time Jung Suwon-imal and a great warrior, and also very loyal.  I know – cows have somewhat of a bad reputation, of not being very smart.  But Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim assures us that they are very smart animals in their own right, and incredibly loyal.

Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim told me that once she noticed that a newborn calf had died, and the mother cow was inconsolable.  For seven full days, the cow was standing watch over her dead calf, mourning her loss.  The cow would scare away the vultures that wanted to settle down and have a meal.  Isn’t that a wonderful example of loyalty?  Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim has this to say about loyalty: (and you can find these words in her book, Seven Steps to Inner Power)

“Loyalty is the result of perpetuating, reinforcing, and expressing your real self by loving it.  And how do you love yourself?  By being your real self.  There is no greater way to love your real self than by being it.  That is loyalty.  Loyalty, then is a lot like gratitude because they are both acts of recognizing or acknowledging an idea.  Whatever you are loyal to, you recognize.  Whatever you recognize, you think about.  Whatever you think about, you manifest.”

Cows are very loyal in other ways as well.  One time this very clever Jung Suwon-imal of the bovine nature wandered into Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim’s big garden, and started eating the nice green grass.  And very easily, with the help of a carrot over her shoulder, Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim lead Caroline out the gate, never having to use any force or loud voice.

Caroline, loyal Jung Suwon-imal that she is, would then stand for hours near the gate, waiting for Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim to come out and hopefully bringing out more carrots!

Never underestimate the intelligence and loyalty of our animals, out there, in the wild……

Young Jungsuwonimals having fun

March 31, 2012

Remember Claire and Charlie, the bovine Jung Suwon-imals?  I still see them quite often, having fun in their own way.  Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim tells us that wherever we are, that is where Jung Suwon is – Jung Suwon is not a physical place, although we do of course have a DoJang, but it is a state of mind.  So for Charlie and Claire, their pasture is their Jung Suwon!

When I watch them frolicking around, I am reminded of a sentence in Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim’s book “Seven Steps to Inner Power”

“You find yourself glad to be alive every day for the sheer pleasure of experiencing life, of experiencing yourself!”

All the hard Jung Suwon-imal workout makes these Jung Suwon warriors hungry – here is Charlie stopping by to get a quick snack from his Mom.

A couple of calves and what they might be thinking

March 23, 2012

Actually, I don’t really know if cows or calves, or any animals for that matter, think as we humans do.  But Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim points out that all beings have Ki energy, and are much more in tune with their Ki energy than most humans are, and ever will be!

Here are two very young calves, Claire and Charlie.  Although they never set foot into the Jung Suwon DoJang, as Jung Suwon-imals they know their place in this beautiful world. In Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim’s book, “The First Element,” it says,

“Earth is the place where your physical being begins and ends.  You are made of earth elements when you are born, and you return to earth elements when you die.  Earth energy is associated with cycles in your being, cycle sof birth and death, sleep cycles, digestion cycles, breathing cycles, rhythms of activity and rest.”

And so Claire and Charlie, the Jung Suwonimals, roam around and enjoy their lives, because they remember Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim’s words:

“Celebrate every living breath as if it was your last breath!”

Dr. Tae Yun Kim: You can catch more animals with kindness

August 28, 2008

So what do you do when you wake up and find a cow in your beautiful lawn?  You run and grab a stick and try to shoo it off, right?

Wrong!

Let me explain through a quote from Dr. Tae Yun Kim’s book “Seven Steps to Inner Power“.  She uses an ancient fable to get her point across:

“Gentleness is its own kind of force.  Remember the fable about the contest between the Sun and the Wind?  They each tested their power by attempting to make a man walking along a road take off his coat.  As the wind ripped and tore at the man with tremendous force, the man only drew the coat tighter and tighter around him, unti the wind finally gave up and challenged the sun.  The sun, however, showed no “force” at all; gently and persistently, it burned brighter and hotter, until the man released his hold on the coat and took it off in the warmth of the day.”

So how does this relate to cows?  Simple.  Ever tried to chase a cow and try to get it to go the direction you want it to?  Very difficult.  You will probably end up with your garden all in a mess first!  Instead, using Grandmaster Kim’s strategy, this is what I did when I saw a cow feasting on our very green, healthy and good looking lawn:  I got a couple carrots and approached the cow. 

Cows love carrots, and they want to have them.  Then when I got the cow’s attention, I started walking towards the gate, and pretty soon I can feel the cow right behind me, nibbling on the carrot and nuzzling me.  She followed me out the gate, no problem, where I rewarded her with another treat.  See how easy it can be?

Caution:  don’t attempt this with a bull.  They are a different animal alltogether!