If you train at Jung Suwon, you already know that there is always something going on. But there are some events that happen privately. Take the recent Master level testing for example. Again, if you are already a Jung Suwon student, you have noticed that most of the black belts and instructors are wearing new uniforms and new belts, and have achieved new ranks. How did that happen?
On lunar New Year, Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim invited a large group of her black belts and instructor level black belts to the Do Jang. We did not know why, but came, very excitedly, for whatever was going to happen. As soon as Great Grandmaster walked into the Do Jang, she announced that we were all going to test that day!
All students performed very well but three in particular stand out, because they had to overcome incredible difficulties. As Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim says in her book, “Seven Steps to Inner Power,”:
“People and events can shape someone for good or bad. But you alone have power over these things, morepower than you realize. It does not matter how bad circumstances may seem. What I discovered was that how I dealt with circumstances was much more important than the circumstances themselves.” (page xii)
Morgan Daniel Polen, now Chief Master, has suffered from arthritis and other very painful physical conditions for years, yet applying Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim’s teachings, and bringing up his Ki energy, he was able to perform this break:
And Rocco Pochy, Engineer by trade, and paralyzed from the waste down since age 11, showed once again, that in Great Grandmaster Kim’s environment, and when appyling her teachings, there is no such thing as “disability,” there are only challenges to be overcome!
And overcome he did! Here you can see him break a stack of 6 bricks, while still holding himself up with the other arm!
And Paul Newman, who used to be, in his own words, a “surfer bum,” is now, through Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim’s traditional training, VP International Sales and Business Development, and now also Chief Master, performs a mind over matter speed break, and shows that Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim’s teaching ” HE CAN DO, SHE CAN DO, WHY NOT ME!” applies to everyone.