Seven Steps to Inner Power by Tae Yun Kim


Daniel Casey

Tae Yun Kim 
Mountain Tiger Press, 2018 

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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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