Grandmaster Dr. Tae Yun Kim on Breaking Boards at Jung SuWon

Students at the Jung SuWon Martial Art Academy learn a specific type of martial art developed by Grandmaster Dr. Tae Yun Kim. This type of training helps students learn how to focus their inner power, allowing them to achieve their goals simply by thinking about what they want to accomplish and then making that inner dream a reality. Some of the techniques used by instructors at the Jung SuWon Martial Art Academy would be familiar to anyone who has taken classes in the martial arts. For example, students are asked to break boards when they take lessons with Grandmaster Dr. Tae Yun Kim. This is why that particular exercise is included in the coursework provided to students.

Breaking a board involves a specific kind of power, Grandmaster Dr. Tae Yun Kim says, and much of this power doesn’t have to do with physical strength. Even the strongest person in the world might hit that board and leave it intact if that person doesn’t have the proper technique. Wood can be quite resilient, and if it’s hit with improper force, it might bend or bow instead of breaking.

Grandmaster Dr. Tae Yun Kim believes that concentration is key when it comes to breaking boards. She tells her students to think hard about what the board might look like when it breaks, and what it might feel like to have the board snap beneath the weight of their hands or feet. Then, students must think about directing all of their energy and all of their concentration into making that vision a reality. The thoughts can be like an arrow, piercing right through the wood and leaving nothing behind.

Students who learn how to break boards like this, Grandmaster Dr. Tae Yun Kim says, learn about how to use the power of the mind to achieve their goals. They learn mental focus and discipline, and they can use these skills in other areas of life. It’s a valuable addition to her lessons at the Jung SuWon Martial Art Academy.

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