Author Archives: Robert Frankovich

About Robert Frankovich

Frankovich sabum is a 6th Degree black who has published many articles and is strongly involved in promoting the Song Moo Kwan Taekwondo and Haidong Gumdo.

Sometimes it is hard!

The learning process, regardless of the subject matter, has the same potential to find sticking points. Whether it is intellectual problem solving or physical development plateaus. These have only one way to finally develop further – the acceptance of being … Continue reading

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Becoming Courageous & Strong Younglings (And Adults)

What seems like a lifetime ago now, my Aikido teacher in Duluth, MN challenged me to read Joseph Campbell’s Hero With A Thousand Faces. Sensei Brad Bergeron had the right idea. I have never read well and the book is … Continue reading

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Do they know your name?

One of the strangest parts of being in my martial arts school is that the less I talk to you, the better that you’re doing. This doesn’t mean that you receive less instruction for your curriculum. What it means is … Continue reading

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discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment

Discipline is one of the most difficult words that I know. No, it isn’t a spelling thing! The difficulty comes from all the aspects that it encompasses. All of the little things that are required to truly have discipline. The … Continue reading

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The End

“Start with the End in mind.” is a very popular concept for how to build a business. It helps create guidelines for what needs to be accomplished in order to succeed and reach a final goal. That’s tough when there really … Continue reading

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Discipline vs Self-Discipline

The martial arts are often thought of when parents want their children to learn discipline. This is a skewed view of what is actually taught. The martial arts teaches self discipline that the student uses to empower their life. It … Continue reading

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ETAT – Education, Training, Application, Teaching

The true method of personal development! Over Labor Day weekend, I got to spend time with Supreme Grand Master Joon Pyo Choi at the grave side memorial that he hosted for the founder of Song Moo Kwan, Supreme Grand Master … Continue reading

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The Value of Training

How much time and effort are you willing to put into your martial arts (or any other activity for that matter)? Are you willing to travel? Are you willing to pay the fees? If you answered “Yes” to those questions, … Continue reading

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Carefulness

“JRD Tata had a friend who used to say that he misplaces and loses his pen very often. He will use only very cheap pens so that he need not worry about losing them. He was worried about carelessness habit. … Continue reading

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