MARTIAL ARTS

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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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“And in 1st place, Mary Wilcox!”  the judge shouts to all the crowd assembled. We’ve all heard these words many times before, at all sorts of competitions, but certainly at ATA tournaments.   And we all strive and hope to receive that award, or perhaps a state, a district, or even a world championship someday.  Heck, […]

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  “Thrival Guide: 2012” four ideas to help you stay on course              Many businesses experienced a 30% drop in revenue in 2008.  How do you survive that?  What do you do when your gross income drops from $500,000 to $300,000 in just twelve months?  If your revenue has dropped and your expenses remain roughly […]

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“Turn off the video game and come to the table now!”   It’s 6:05 PM at the Macready residence, and the evening “ritual” has begun.    Six-year-old Richard has been at his video console for an hour and half now.  At first, Mom was happy because the game kept him quiet so she could prepare dinner.  Now […]

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