Highlight on Young Acorn Warrior: Joshi“Regarding my son, Joshi, a growing boy and at 3 years old, he has so much energy, so we thought that it might be a good time to find something that will help channel and focus that energy into something positive. We have heard too many stories from friends and relatives about how they wished to have an outlet for their child growing up to help ground them or have better discipline as they get older. So we decided that, Martial Arts would be a good outlet for him.
As martial arts is a proponent of focusing one’s energy and stressing discipline, we tried many different martial arts schools. I never knew how difficult it was to find a school that would be willing to take my son. He was either too young or the school did not have an adequate training regimen that I felt was satisfactory for the amount of money I would be paying. But, mainly due to his age was where we had difficulty in finding a school. I was told that he would be too young to learn techniques. We were discouraged to say the least. But that all changed when we came upon Jung SuWon online.
We called and spoke with Miss Michelle, she was very positive and eased our concerns about my son’s age right away. She asked us to come in and experience Jung SuWon first hand.
The very first day we arrived at Jung SuWon, we were approached by Master Jonathan Palmer and Ms. Nabi. They gave my son his uniform and gave him a one-on-one, on the very first day. No politics and small talk, just put on a uniform and let’s see if he enjoys it. Needless to say I was very impressed from the get go. The first lesson was to teach him respect by bowing to his masters/teachers. Then he began training, kicking and punching his heart out. He loved his first day, and so did we.
Jung SuWon has created an environment where a young child can flourish with the right amount of encouragement, discipline and training. I remember after the first week of him being there, he showed my parents and other family member his new punches and kicks he learned with the “He can do, She can do, Why not me” attitude included.
From October 2012 to now we have come at least 3 times a week and we as his parents can see not only his improvement, but his potential in life. All of this is due to not just an attitude but a way of life, as created by the founder of Jung SuWon, Great Grandmaster Dr. Tae Yun Kim. This letter cannot fully explain how honored I feel when the founder of Jung SuWon comes to class to train my son.
For those who are reading this and not have looked into Great Grandmaster Dr. Tae Yun Kim, she is also the CEO/Founder of Lighthouse Worldwide Solutions, a multimillion dollar international company. Out of her busy schedule which probably includes globetrotting, board meetings, presentations and events, she still takes the time to come to Jung SuWon to teach her students.
Now, that’s what I call dedication to their students. And it’s not just her; there is an overwhelming sense of caring for ones students and their development that comes from the top down. Grandmasters Scott Salton and Michael Fell also have contributed in teaching my son; they are not just reserved for the “upper class black belt” members.
All in all enrolling my son into the Jung SuWon Martial Art Academy has been an overwhelmingly positive experience. I hope to continue his enrollment for as long as we can.
Thank you Jung SuWon!!!”