Hyung Jin Nim’s martial arts report
Sun Myung Moon and Hyung Jin Moon
February 19, 2012
Hoon Dok Hae
Cheon Hwa Gung, Las Vegas on 1. 28 by the H.C.
Note: These notes are taken from a Peace TV video clip. They cannot be published as definitive texts and should never be used in the future as an “official” publication of True Father’s words. However, they do provide a good idea of the “spirit” of the message. — Rev. Katsumi Kambashi
Hyung Jin Nim was told by Father to make a report on his recent demonstration of martial arts. He and his team did it in front of 3,000 people prior to the performance of the Little Angels at Caesars Palace Hotel. Prior to Hyung Jin Nim’s report, Father said as follows:
“When our children practice martial arts, people respect, rather than fear, the kids of the Unification church. I am not talking about business here. 10 years from now on, those who don’t know how to protect themselves won’t be treated as humans. When anyone over 40 is trained on some of the skills for six months, they will be able to protect themselves. We can make textbooks and DVDs. Especially in the military, they must know martial arts. I will assign you from now on to train people. Give a big hand to Hyung Jin and Francisco (a Brazilian brother who did the performance that day).”
The following is Hyung Jin Nim’s report.
“When anyone performs Jujitsu, they will get hurt 100%. During the fight, because of the hormones in their body they don’t feel it, but a couple of hours later they suffer great pain. That’s why in performing Jujitsu, the most important thing is how not to get hurt. I started doing Jujitsu when I was 15 years old. Francisco (a Brazilian brother who performs with Hyung Jin Nim) moved from his hometown to Sao Paulo to learn Taekwondo and he believed Taekwondo is the best. Then he heard in 1994 that one of True Children (which is Hyung Jin Nim) came to Brazil to learn Jujitsu, he wasn’t interested. In 1996 he participated at the tournament and fought against a Jujitsu player. But he was put down on the floor and lost the game within a minute, and he realized he must study Jujitsu. So he started it in 1997 when I stopped practicing it.
Jujitsu is not the martial art for show, and is not like Taekwondo which seems fancy. We practice Jujitsu, Muay Thai, and MMA (Mixed martial arts), and so we have all kinds of forms of attack. In fact, martial art is cruel, which you don’t really see in movies. So it is not the martial art but a fight by fighters.
In a real fight, moves are quick and short, but for the performance on the stage they need to jump and act in unnecessary moves, and so in fact, it is very dangerous for them to do it. Elbows and knees will be broken easily by the pressure of 12 lb but since they need to perform with more motions and moves on the stage, it is very dangerous for them to do it. In fact, if one make mistakes for a second there, they will become handicapped for the rest of their life.
So martial arts is not for the show but to protect oneself and fight. It is not beautiful but cruel and is full of dangerous skills. So as a martial art performer (무도인 / 武道人), I am so sorry to see their performance on the stage. Again this is for the fighting not for the show, and that’s why I have been practicing it behind the scenes and had never shown in public.
Another thing one must be aware of is that Satan easily enters you when you do martial arts. If you do it so that you can seem powerful and splendid, it is false martial arts, which is meaningless like garbage. That is not true martial arts (무도). True martial arts are necessary to dominate oneself before dominating the cosmos.
I always wear this Buddhist rosary on my arm. During my training period, when I lost my mind, by touching this I could come to the original state of my mind. This is a tool and weapon for me. In martial arts, we use swords, nun chucks, and other weapons, but this rosary is a weapon too. This is the weapon to protect my mind.
After I perform martial arts, I feel strong since I know I can easily kill people, and break their arms and legs. Such a feeling could be the center and domination of oneself, and then their martial arts become self-centered, and constantly try to become stronger. Such a person can’t perform for long period, and without fail, later they will be killed or damaged badly by others. So in doing martial art, if one forgets a internal sense, they become self-centered thinking ‘I am strong. I can win against people. I will kill them if they disturb me.’
As I said, I secretly practiced since I know how dangerous martial arts are. People say I am soft but originally I wasn’t so. Look at the men of the Moon family. They are all wild and fierce. Look at Hyo Jin Hyung. All my brothers grew up in such a way. When I started to learn martial arts, I was also such a person and my motive was to become stronger. So I was just learning how to frighten and damage people. But sorry to say, that is basically what Muay Thai and MMA are. My softened character patience didn’t come from the martial art. It came from lots of training of my mind such as practicing meditation and learning psychology.
In the oriental world, there is still a sense of morality and self-training in doing martial arts. But now in fight shows, they don’t need such a thing and all they have to do is to be just stronger and fight well. That’s why I always didn’t show my practice. If one learns it in a wrong manner, they easily become satanic. We must know our own limit and through martial art, we must become better people. Martial art would be garbage otherwise, which would leave nothing in history.
Therefore, martial art is not for show. One must train their mind as well as their bodies. Actually, we must give our mind a good workout more than our bodies. We have to deepen our heart through martial art. Even when I get angry, I never practice my martial art skill on people, but talk with patience in a respectful way. That required me a lot of effort. Getting mad and slapping people is an easy thing to do.
So this kind of show is a pain for me. Also, Satan enters us. I want to silently serve True Parents without expecting any honor, beat my physical body, beat my face, and beat my heart. I want to train myself (수행하고 싶어요.) protecting True Parents from bad people.
I am thankful to True Parents for the fact that he has been fighting against all the satanic powers and worlds and even doing what we have to do. I don’t think there would be any greater blessing for us than this. There will be no honor that is greater than attending to True Parents. Without True Parents thousands of performances on stage are meaningless.
We, as (True) children of True Father, have 한 (han / grudge / resentment) in our life where we had to distance ourselves from him. (Raising his voice) we could not see him through our whole lives. True Children couldn’t be with Father throughout their lives. We have lots of 한. We wanted to be with him. We have lots of 한.
I want to train myself, but not for the show. If so, I must die as a 무도인(martial artist). I have to commit suicide. To show on the stage what one had learned is a shame and they must do harakiri (seppuku). I do never want to practice martial arts that way. We are so sinful and insufficient, and that’s why we must beat our mind and body through it.
I am so sorry for Father who has forgiven, loved and accepted us who have thought ‘we are cool.’ With deep repentance, I would like to offer applause to Father.”
He concluded his report by bowing to Father.