MARTIAL ARTS

Training Tips of a Chief Master INTRODUCTION and Tip #1   TRAINING TIPS OF A CHIEF MASTER  #1   BE PREPARED TO BE ALONE I realize that times have changed.   Many regions have several high ranks, as high as 7th or 8th degree, unheard of in my days as a lower rank.   With so many […]

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Helpful thoughts for this difficult time. Chief Master Babin provides a new perspective on our role as instructors of Songahm Taekwondo during the time of COVID-19

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It’s all up to you! EMPOWERMENT….. It’s a word tossed around a lot.  As leaders and teachers, we are supposed to lift up others and reinforce the belief that each person has the power, the confidence, the skill, to do what he was put here to do.   In this brief video, Chief Master Babin empowers […]

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Part 3 – The No Change Watch as Chief Master Babin talks about his THIRD failure to advance in rank, and laugh as he gets the special privilege of a lifetime in his “retest.” 

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Failed a second time? Oh yeh, it’s a great idea to put the two hardest boards out of six at the same breaking station instead of separating those two boards??????   Yep, that’s what I did.  Watch this blog for how I managed to get a NO CHANGE at  my test for 4th degree.    And […]

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The “No Change” – Part 1 When you try to advance in rank and do not meet the criteria to pass, you receive a “no change.”   Obviously this is a great disappointment, but imagine, please, if you manage to “no change” at the three most important points of advancement for ANY black belt:  FIRST degree, […]

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Watch and learn how a kind gesture actually influences TWO generations over a 30-year period.

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The Watch Story: Part 1 Chief Master Babin’s original instructor was Mr. Rex Veeder. He trained with Mr. Veeder for many years, beginning in 1976. Listen to this amazing story of generosity and prosperity and experience a great example of “walking the talk.” The thumbnail for this video is a classic pic from 1991 of […]

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The Wallet Story: Chief Master Babin WATCH VIDEO Watch as CM Babin tells a wonderful tale about generosity. Go back more than 30 years and listen to this great story of one student and one grandmaster, H.U. Lee.  And then ask yourself, how can I emulate the generosity of EGM H. U. Lee?  How can […]

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What happened during Masters’ training in 2004.

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