Sunday, March 5, 2017

The Answer... Six Silent Master Images

Who are you?  Waiting quietly within you is a Presence, a Force, a state of Consciousness that gives you power to overcome mental and physical limitations in your life, power to harmonize and change discordant situations, power to create regardless of the circumstances around you -- power to be who you really are.

In Jung SuWon, I call this Consciousness your Silent Master.  when you find this Consciousness, your Silent Master with yourself, you take control of your life.  Before, you may have been drifting through life; now you are driving through life.  You experience a new freedom, peace of mind, creativity, and harmony that makes your life fulfilling, purposeful, joyous, and dynamic.  You find yourself glad to be alive everyday for the sheer pleasure of experiencing life, of experiencing yourself!

I teach the art of Jung SuWon to awaken you to this powerful Presence within, to enable you to recognize and bring forth your Silent Master.

Consider the following six statements about your Silent Master Consciousness, which I call Silent Master Images.  I use the word "image" instead of "statement" deliberately.  When you read the section on visualization you'll understand why.  Because these Images form the basis of my Jung SuWon philosophy, they will be developed in detail throughout the book.  for now, however, regard each as a seed-thought designed to blossom into practical understanding of your true being and power.

Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim (pg 4)
watch Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim do a beautiful energy form.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Who Am I? (3)

  You choose only what you believe is possible to choose, and these choices determine what you do with your life and who you become.  If you believe you are shy, for instance, you will not choose to be a performer, even if your talent and inner desire are obvious.  If you believe you aren't a good student, you may not choose a course of study that could lead you to the job you'd really like.  It is very important, then, to know the absolute truth about yourself and your capabilities.

  The purpose of this book is to show you that you may have made limited choices based on limited information about yourself.  So we are here together to ask the question, Who am I -- really!

     If your're satisfied with your life at this moment, the question may hold no interest for you right now.  But if, on the other hand, you find yourself holding dreams that feel so true, yet somehow out of reach, if you feel unfulfilled, frustrated, alienated, empty, if you feel you haven't done what you want, if there is more that you desire, more that you want to accomplish, if you feel that even thought your life is satisfactory in most respects you nevertheless have a yearning to realize a deeper sense of joy, peace, and purpose, it is time to extend your vision of who you are.

     No matter who you are, no matter where you are, no matter what obstacles and limitations exist around you at this moment, you can change your life, your health, and your state of mind completely. You can decide who you want to become.

by Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim,
Seven Steps to Inner Power (2)

see video "Icon of Success"

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Who Am I? (2)

     A quick answer may bring this response:  "I am an engineer."  Or, "I am a person who likes people; I am full of stress and anxiety; I am a mother; I am a nobody; I am athletic; I am intellectual; I am shy..." Note how often we tend to describe ourselves with positive or negative personality characteristics that we've developed or acquired over the years and accepted as being "us."  Most of us do not look much deeper than that.

     So, ask "Who am I?" now.  What do you want to become?  Where are you today?  What have you accomplished or failed to accomplish?  Do you have the career you want, the relationships you want?  Do you like who you are?  Are you happy?  Have you realized your dreams and goals? 
     The truth is, you are exactly where you are because of the way you answered "Who am I?"  Why?  Because how you answer the question determines what choices you make for yourself moment to moment every day of your life. 

By Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim ( Seven Steps to Inner Power ), p2

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Ch1: Your Silent Master - The Power of Your True Self

The Question... Who Am I?

 This is a question that is unique to human consciousness, certainly fundamental, sometimes difficult, but absolutely essential if you wish to express your fullest potential in life.  Suppose I were to tell you that you are aware of only a limited portion of yourself, that you may not have yet discovered your self, your true self, and that you have yet to touch upon an enormous creative power within you that can reshape your life completely.

Thank you Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim for teaching me these great secrets of the martial arts.

Page 1 - Seven Steps to Inner Power by Dr. Tae Yun Kim.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Seven Steps to Inner Power is for all

Often times, people think that Seven Steps to Inner Power is just for martial artists.  To the contrary, all people have obstacles that they face, and that they need to overcome.

For example, kids growing up will face confidence issues.  Often times they face peer pressure, bullies and more.  Young adults, face the the challenge of finding themselves, and getting a good job.  Older adults may face relationship problems and divorce.  Business entrepreneurs face the challenges of surviving and growing their businesses.  No matter who you are, and what goals your are striving towards, you will face hardships and challenges.  The important thing is how you face these.  Are you able to reach deep down and bring up that indomitable spirit, or do you roll over and give up?

Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim has taught me how to generate Inner Power, and how to use it to overcome our obstacles and take charge of our lives.  The important question to ask yourself, "Who am I?"

I have great appreciation and gratitude to Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim for teaching me these great secrets of the martial arts.

Page 1 - Seven Steps to Inner Power by Dr. Tae Yun Kim.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Preface - Jung SuWon is more than a martial art

Jung SuWon is more than a martial art. It is not a sport. True, it includes a physical form, but my teaching goes far beyond hard martial art forms that are strictly of foot and fist. Jung SuWon includes spiritual principles and practices that can lay the foundation of your inner power and physical strength, and that can develop your whole being. Thus, its mental and spiritual aspects are not separate from its physical form, and never could be. This martial art is essentially the art of living life itself.  And this is what I consider to be the true “way” of the martial arts warrior -- not just overcoming in combat, but a complete overcoming in every aspect of our daily liv­ing.  When you learn this art, there will be no obstacle you cannot overcome.

It is from my experiences that I’ve proved this fact. Others said it was impossible when I, a woman, attained a black belt in my martial art. Then (more impossible) I, still a woman, became a female Master. And then (absolutely impossible!) I became a female Grandmaster. Well, so much for what is supposedly impossible.
      People may say of a journey that it’s long and they’ll not bother to start. Take one step on the longest journey and you’ve shortened it.
But journeys are not accomplished without a map. And it is for this reason that I’m writing this book.
The art of Jung SuWon never failed me in becoming one of the highest-ranked female martial artists in the world. It has not failed those I’ve taught. I’ve taught them to listen to an ever present Consciousness deep within, that I call the “Silent Master.”
Like the fabric of a tapestry, one thread will always lead to many others. I never found myself stopping with one achievement or another. If this person or that person can do something, why not me? If I fail, I’ll try again. And again. Has anything worthwhile ever been accomplished without effort? If something has never been done, why should that stop you? My life has been made up of accomplishments that many well-meaning people told me were impossible.
I’ve founded schools and spread my teaching wherever I’ve gone. The demand has been ever constant, and it is growing. Whether teaching corporate executive seminars or teaching students in one of my schools, I’ve found many people who share goals and needs that are not unique to me, but are universal to the desires of all people regardless of sex, race, or creed.
Learning Jung SuWon (uniting body, mind, and spirit) will bring incredible physical and mental power to your life. I offer you thisbook -- the map and guide of this art that has served me so well.
Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim  ( preface to Seven Steps to Inner Power )

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Can Girls Learn Martial Arts?

Teaching martial arts to a child is not unusual; in fact, it is a common practice. However, when I asked my uncles to teach me, my desire was met with laughter. Being seven years old was not the obstacle. I had forgotten the obstacle that in my culture was insurmountable.  I had forgotten that I was a girl. 
Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim age 13
Girls did not learn the martial arts. I was told it is the place of women to learn to cook and sew. Why? Simply because for centuries it had always been that way. No, that was silly; they wouldn’t teach me. I should look forward to growing up, getting married, and having twelve sons. But, somehow, to me that didn’t make sense. The desire in my heart was constant, as was my persistent asking. Finally my uncles relented, confident that when I experienced the difficulty and bruises I would surely give up.

Every morning, every day, I practiced. The work was hard and the bruises were many. But, to my uncles’ surprise, I didn’t give up. To their further bewilderment, I progressed

As I grew in my martial art, the difficulties I encountered were enormous. Difficulty not in the art itself, but in the resistance I encountered from people’s belief that a woman couldn’t do it and, furthermore, shouldn’t be able to do it.  I had to wear slacks to hide the bruises so the other children wouldn’t laugh at me. My family was convinced there was surely something wrong with me. Proud of my accomplishments if I were a boy, they regarded me as one who had brought shame on them. Still, I felt I had to be true to something deeper within myself. I had a burning desire to be the best martial artist I could possibly be. But because my desire was controversial for oriental culture, I was simply dismissed as someone who was unbalanced.

However, a year later, at the age of eight, I discovered that not everyone thought I was crazy. A martial arts master recognized and acknowledged my desire by accepting me as his student. I was extremely fortunate, for this gifted master trained me in unusual and unique ways.

For many years I trained with him in the nearby mountains. here, I learned things that opened my eyes to a world I never knew existed. Year upon year passed as I began to understand the deeper teachings and secrets of martial arts that would eventually define what I now teach today.

by Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim - teacher, author, and master instructor

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