“You are always testing!”
This is a favorite saying here at Jung Suwon. And indeed, every student, from the time they set foot into Jung Suwon, every day, is a testing. Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim explains it this way: on testing day, what we do is important, but it is for show, it is for the guests mostly. Sure, in the Jung Suwon DoJang, you have to perform in front of a lot of people, and the familiar stage is now differently set up, with head table and all and you will have to overcome all kinds of fears in order to do your best. Still, the real testing happens in your day to day performance, at Jung Suwon and wherever you are. For example, how is your attitude when you come to train? Do you come to class as much as you can? Or do you sometimes choose to be lazy?
Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim continues, “The real testing is this – can you maintain your goals? The ones that you have set at your last testing, or when you started your Jung Suwon training? Are you working harder in school? Are you keeping your room cleaner? Are you coming to Jung Suwon classes more? Have you lost that weight? Are you controlling your anger better?”
So yes, testing at Jung Suwon is serious business. Not only do you need to do your best at Jung Suwon, in front of a crowd of spectators, and in front of Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim and all the Grandmasters and Masters, you also need to do your best every day in class, and in whatever you do!
Are you up for the challenge?
Of course you are! HE CAN DO, SHE CAN DO, WHY NOT ME!!!