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Meet Sunshine!

March 28, 2013

Sunshine the skunk


I know what you must be thinking.  “This is so far-fetched.  And what does a skunk have to do with Martial Arts anyhow?”  Pew!  Gross!

I hear you.  But let’s think about this for a moment.

Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim not only emphasizes that God created all living beings, including skunks, and she often asks in class: What is Jung Suwon training about?  What are Martial Arts all about?  It’s a way of life!  And it’s a lot about defending yourself.

And what is the best Self defense?

Avoiding a conflict!

Now, what better way to avoid a conflict that using your secret weapon – your smell?


Most predators to skunks only need to see their tail raised, and the fight is over.  Seldom do animals want to get near skunks.  (Yes there are exceptions, but they are rare.)

So, while Sunshine has plenty of skill and ability to fight – she has long, sharp razor claws and equally powerful teeth.  She can hold her own in a fight, she typically doesn’t seek out fights.

Who bother?  She doesn’t have to!



I wonder if Sunshine knows Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim’s words,  “The power is in you, it is your personal choice what you do in your life!”  Surely though, she is living those words!