Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim takes forms very seriously at Jung Suwon. “Sparring with your silent partner,” is what Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim calls it. Or, “moving meditation.”
“Either way,” Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim explains, “when you do forms, you must execute each technique with the strength, power, and intensity as if you were to do the technique by itself.” “Each move of a form,” Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim says, has a specific purpose. Each move deserves your full attention.”
So, last week during a Jung Suwon class, Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim brought out some boards, to demonstrate to us what she means. For each technique, there were actual boards there, to be broken with each technique of the form!
I had the opportunity to be there too & having the physical board there to break really helped cement inside of me that I need to give each action my full energy. If I practice doing things without putting effort into it, when it comes time to do the real thing, my performance will reflect what I practiced.