Are you self-motivated? What kind of character are you?

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At Jung SuWon Martial Art Academy, Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim shares in class about the 5 different sections of people’s characters.
The first section is the GERM section.  Germs eat and destroy everything good.  No matter what, this character can’t seem to stop being negative and only has one purpose, to tear down everything and everyone around him.
The second section is the MINERAL/ROCK character.  When you kick a rock, it moves for a bit, then it stops.  Then it just sits there waiting to be kicked again.  This kind of person is not self-motivated.  You have to kick, pull, and micro-manage this person in order for them to do anything.
The third character is the VEGETABLE. A carrot has only one purpose: to be a carrot.  This character is only interested in himself.
The fourth character is the ANIMAL.  This character has ability and awareness…

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Making Time for Ourselves

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We are living in the 21st century, where our lifestyles are fast-paced and rapidly moving. Our days are filled with tasks and responsibilities that we need to complete and we are bombarded with the use of technology. Nevertheless, it is important for all of us to make time for ourselves as a means of self-evaluation and self-reflection. We need to spend that time with ourselves thinking about our goals, where we want to go and be in our lives, and how to go about achieving them. This process can be done through meditation as well.

Why is it important to make time for ourselves? Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim teaches about quieting our minds and listening to our Silent Master. Sometimes we are so engaged in what we need to do that we don’t have time to think. Instead, we just do the things that we are supposed to…

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Jung SuWon Martial Art Academy participated in the 44th All National Martial Arts Championship in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.

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Recently, the founder of Jung SuWon Martial Art Academy, Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim brought her students to participate in the 44th All National Martial Arts Championship in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. In this tournament event, hundreds of martial artist from different states with various rank and style came to unite together in one place!

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To Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim and her students, this tournament is not about taking trophies home. Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim’s teaching has always been beyond just the materialistic form of martial art training, and not just punching and kicking, but what she teaches is about passing on the authentic and traditional spirit of Martial Art training. Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim gave the opportunities for the students that competed to expand their physical, emotional, mental and spiritual level through participating in this tournament event.

Every step of the way, the Jung SuWon students really…

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Seven Steps to Inner Power by Tae Yun Kim

Daniel Casey

Tae Yun Kim 
Mountain Tiger Press, 2018 

3.5 Stars

For most of us, the conception we have in our mind of the martial arts is greatly influenced by Hollywood and sports entertainment. The movies depict the fanciful while sports entertainment like MMA hold some kind of faux gladiator ideal, both are caricatures failing to do justice to the practice. In a way, Tae Yun Kim’s Seven Steps to Inner Power is meant as way to rectify this while showing readers the internal ethic giving it its vitality. Kim has written a spiritual guide of sorts but even describing the book relies upon a underwhelming convention. Her book could stand firmly next to the best business or motivational literature, yet it gives readers more than just trite platitudes. Kim’s Seven Steps to Inner Power uses the language of traditional Korean martial arts to convey and explain…

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During a recent book signing event,  Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim opened the Seven Steps to Inner Power: How to Break Through to Awesome on  Page 91 to share about Love.

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“It’s a simple truth that before you can express love, you must know love—and before you can love another, you must first love yourself. You cannot share what you have not experienced. Yet many of us never learned about the concept of self-love growing up and we don’t know how to love ourselves. Many people tell me that they always thought of love as being between two people. They are used to looking for love outside of themselves, always wondering, “Does she love me?” or “What can I do to make him love me more?” They have no idea what self-love is. What kind of energy are you pumping into yourself daily? Hatred? Criticism? Disrespect? Or love?”

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Let’s begin right…

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Good for you Dessert

Healthy Foods Inspired by Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim

IMG_2869 Elderberry flowersYes, you read that right.  There are desserts you can enjoy with a clear conscience.

Dr. Tae Yun Kim encourages everyone to eat healthy, organic diets for a long and healthy life.  That does include an occasional dessert, especial one that is known to promote good health!

Dr. Tae Yun Kim, when she grew up, never knew what we now call desserts, nor did she know modern medicine.  People were grateful that they had food to eat, any food, and when people got sick, they used traditional medicines, supplied by nature, and Elderberry was one of those medicines, used for the flu, colds, coughs and other minor illnesses, just like is was and is in America and Europe.  Nowadays we know it may also be able to balance your blood glucose, and is a mild diuretic and mild laxative.

But did you know that the Elderberry flowers are just…

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Congratulations to Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim for Winning the Gold Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018 American Business Awards

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On June 11, 2018, Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim was named the winner of a Gold Lifetime Achievement Award during the 16th Annual American Business Awards® presented at a gala ceremony attended by 500+ guest at the Marriott Marquis Hotel, New York.

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More than 3,700 nominations from organizations of all types and sizes across the country were reviewed by more than 200 the judges this year.

Once abused, abandoned, forbidden to pursue her dreams, Great Grandmaster faces every challenge and claim victory. She teaches her students and encourage every person she meets to the take charge and don’t let anyone steal your dreams.

This award is another testimony and a demonstration of the power of her motto, “He Can Do, She Can Do, Why Not Me!” Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim’s ongoing accomplishment in life is a great inspiration to people around the world to go beyond what they…

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Positive Attitude

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There are so many issues and drama in the world today. We can turn on the news and see negative things happening across the world. It is true that we ourselves go through stress, struggles and tribulations. However, we have a choice as to how we want to feel about it. Having a positive attitude is a mindset, regardless of what circumstances you are in.

We have control of how we want to feel about ourselves or about our lives. Life will not always be perfect and it will throw curveballs at you, but it is important to take these in stride. Without that, we will let our issues consume us.


Training at Jung SuWon Martial Art Academy and meditating helps us to recognize the positive things in our lives and helps us maintain that emotional and mental strength. I’ve been trained by my founder Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim

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Find Your Own Identity

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I am here to tell you that what you have experienced so far in your life is not “it.” It’s not the end of the story. With the right tools in hand, you can break away from that limited thinking and find a new identity—your own identity.

That is why I want to tell you a little of my own story. In order to create the life I desired and uncover my own identity and life purpose, I had to overcome the opinions and judgments of my family as well as a culture that sought to deny me what I wanted out of life.
Take a moment now and think about yourself. Have you ever had to stand up for yourself in the face of pressure from those who wanted to force you to live in a certain way? What sort of challenges are you facing now? What dreams are…

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Cycles of change

Tae Yun Kim's Life Wisdom in the Garden

Dr. Tae Yun Kim emphasizes that nowhere are cycles of change more obvious than in nature.  It doesn’t matter where you are, whether in a temperate climate, the arctic or in the tropics, there is always some sort of change going on in nature.


In Dr. Tae Yun Kim‘s orchard, the almond blossoms are always the first ones to appear.  Here you can see them just barely starting to open.

And no matter what the weather situation is like, they just keep growing.

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“We should be like these almond blossoms,” Dr. Tae Yun Kim says, ” No matter what is going on around them, they just keep on flowering.

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See how beautiful the fully opened almond flowers are?  Still, they will not last, and now when Dr. Tae Yun Kim goes out and looks at her almond trees, this is what she sees:

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Almost ready for harvest!  This progressive…

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