Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim teaches far more than martial arts; she teaches fundamentally about life – about living life to its fullest, living with joy and love, living with peace and purpose.
Grandmaster’s lessons are about rising above the distractions, temptations, and negative forces in our environment. they are about overcoming the disquieting feelings within us – anger, fear, loneliness, self-doubt, and the endless list of negative, self-destructive emotions we commonly experience – in order to let our real selves shine through and achieve our goals in this life.
When we accomplish these things, we feel the deep satisfaction that only success can bring. Grandmaster’s mission is to help us discover our true power, experience total freedom, and know that success. She is here to do whatever it takes to help her students achieve that special, personal breakthrough.
Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim is a superb communicator – a consummate storyteller who can captivate audiences, entertain them, enlighten them, make them laugh, and touch their hearts, time after time.
She sleeps only a couple of hours each night, and every waking moment is spent fulfilling her purpose – teaching classes, reading letters, reading journals, and meditating for creative inspiration on how to help her students. Sometimes she will call a student with advice, encouragement, or, when necessary, a kick in the rear.
Despite her rigorous schedule, Grandmaster radiates the beauty and vitality of a woman less than half her age, because she has mastered the subject of energy – how to separate it, how to channel it, how to focus it. Whatever she does, she does with total focus and concentration. These qualities make her a superb student of human nature. The lessons she has learned in that pursuit are the tools she uses to reach people and to help them. She shares many of those lessons in this volume.
Grandmaster was born to war, poverty, and hunger in her native Korea. Her earliest memories are too painful for most of us to even want to recall. But one of Grandmaster’s symbols is the Lotus flower – a flower that rises only out of the murky, dirty water, uses the water for nourishment and strength, and then shines forth its beauty for all to see.
Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim is just such flower. She has harnessed every negative experience in her past and has put it to work for her – to teach her, make her strong, and help her bring forth her inner beauty. Her fundamental lesson is that we have that ability, too. She teaches directly in these pages and indirectly by her example. One is as important as the other. She demonstrates that her principles work, and that they can lead us, to a life filled with joy, peace, and purpose. – Eric Armstrong, Milpitas, Calif