Archive for the ‘Sport’ category

Pictures from a Jung Suwon-imal Christmas celebration

January 15, 2013

Look at them!  All dressed up and ready for the big day!

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Chung Song and Sarang, Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim’s K-9 crew, were proudly posing for Christmas!  Because even though she was in Korea at the time, giving lectures, motivating people, having important business meetings, discussing all sorts of topics with all sorts of important people, everyone at home still got in the Christmas spirit!  Christmas is in your heart, and energy doesn’t have any distance, so whether near or far, in the energy world we are always together.

And those two faithful, beautiful Jung Suwon-imals would like you to remember this (a quote from Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim’s book “The Silent Master”)

“True happiness is feeling your own spiritual qualities, not limited, negative thoughts and feelings. True happiness is spiritual because it is never dependent on just material things or material success.  There is great freedom when you know this because you can never lose your joy, never lose your power, never lose your happiness, no matter what your material circumstances are.”

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My idea of happiness: Have ball – will play!

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I have a ball and I will play too!

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I’ll find a way to get that ball!!!

And after so much play – it’s time to rest up!  As Jung Suwon warriors, human or K-9, we need to be at our best, so we can continue to train, and learn, and perform!

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Goal accomplished – got the ball! And now on to resting!

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

Tom the wild turkey demonstrates the power of concentration and visualization

May 18, 2012

Here is Jung Suwon-imal Tom the turkey, in all his glory!  He is pretty focused right now and has mostly one thing in mind:  to find the perfect mate!

This takes a lot of concentration, and does not allow for being side-tracked!  Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim says this about concentration in her book, “The Silent Master:”

“Whatever you concentrate on and visualize, you propel into manifestation.  Your thoughts are creative energy.  Concentration and visualization are ways of using this consciousness to focus on and energize a desired goal.

Concentration means that you will mentally focus on something – and eliminate everything else from your mental environment.  You must become able to shut out outside stimulation and turn within.  It takes full attention to concentrate properly, and you may have to train yourself before you can do it well.”

I am sure Tom the Turkey Jung Suwon-imal knows this very well – he is always extremely concentrated on the female turkeys and isn’t interested in anything else, except perhaps chasing away other male turkeys!

Sometimes, Tom the Jung suwon-imal gets into a sparring match with another turkey. At times, this is pretty mellow, and at other times, when there is no self-restraint among the turkeys, feathers fly, and I find some beautiful feathers in the backyard.  Do you think Tom will succeed if he really focuses?  Of course!  He Can Do, She Can Do, Why not Me!

New introduction – Freddy the Frog, an accomplished Jung Suwon-imal singer

April 22, 2012

As Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim always teaches us, appearances can be deceiving.  I see this all the time in Jung Suwon class, when big people face smaller, timid appearing students.  But as as soon as they start sparring, soon the taller, bigger Jung Suwon student finds him/herself on the defensive, simply because they underestimated their opponent!

So when I heard this newcomer in the great outdoor Jung Suwon-imal DoJang (this time, it was in Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim’s garden) I thought he must be a really really huge big frog.  I expected him to be immense!  At least the size of my fist!

Here you can hear Freddy the Frog sing:

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So I started to look for the source of this incredible sound.  I could not find anything.  I heard Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim’s  voice in my head “Use your awareness!  have an open mind!  Don’t pre-calculate!”

I took a few deep breaths, and then something jumped out from under the beautiful, almost ready to burst out with flowers, rose bushes near the big fountain.  I thought it was a big bug, but it turned out to be a tiny little frog.  Meet and welcome new Jung Suwon-imal, Freddy the Frog!

As a comparison, he is about the size of my big toe nail!  But he looks ready for action!

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!”

Another form of Self Defense

March 14, 2012

Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim teaches us that there are many forms of Self Defense.  As we saw in the last post, avoiding conflict is one of them.  Here you can see that there is “safety in numbers,” as Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim tells us.  At Jung Suwon, we learn the physical and mental discipline to work out and prepare ourselves for anything, anytime.  But at the same time, Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim explains, we need to make sure we avoid confrontation as best we can, and one of them is, don’t go places by yourself!

Jung Suwon is a great place to learn self confidence, self love, and self trust.  There you can learn who you are and that there are no limits as to what you can accomplish.  During Jung Suwon classes, Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim will sometimes weave into class, some specific self denfense moves.  However, Great Grandmaster Kim will caution you that you will need to be mentally prepared before you ever do anything physical.  And that only comes through the physical and mental discipline of coming to Jung Suwon class!

For now, best to follow Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim’s recommendation: remember, best self defense is, “not be there,” and “safety in numbers.”

Self Defense – out in the wild

March 12, 2012

Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim has a lot to stay about Self Defense, naturally.  She often gets approached to teach a 3-hour seminar, or one day seminar, on how to defend yourself.  Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim, though, refuses to have those short sessions at Jung Suwon, or elsewhere.  Why?

Self Defense is not just physical, Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim says, ” Self defense is physical, mental, and spiritual.  Unless you are ready on all three levels, you cannot properly defend yourself.  For example, if you go to a couple hour Self Defense class, and you learn how to do XXX technique if you get attacked AAA way – well, the attacker will not usually follow that protocol and attack you whichever way he or she pleases.  You have to be mentally ready first, and not try to memorize a series of moves, that you are sure to forget in an emergency situation!

Best Self defense?  Don’t put yourself in harms way, Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim teachers students young and old, at Jung Suwon Martial Art Academy.

Here are some pictures of how our Jung Suwonimals blend into their environment and try to “not be there.”  And yes, there is at least one Jung Suwonimal in each picture.  Can you find the one in the last picture?