About Us

Chief Master William Babin
Mrs. Jocelyn Babin

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A 8th degree black belt, Chief Master Babin began his taekwondo training in 1976 and received his 1st degree black belt in 1979 in Tucson, Arizona.  Over the last 34 years, he has trained steadily and become one of the AMERICAN TAEKWONDO ASSOCIATION’S  senior ranking instructors.  He and Mrs. Jocelyn Babin, a 4th degree black belt certified instructor, established the first ATA program in Phoenix in 1981 and have been building confidence and strength in their students ever since.  Instructors who can link their training directly to Chief Master Babin run all 19 of the ATA locations in Phoenix area.  His programs and career have been featured numerous times on television and in print, including  THE PAT MCMAHON SHOW (AZTV, June 2004),  ARIZONA MIDDAY (KPNX-12, January 25, 2006), the Arizona Republic (November 13, 2005), KTVK Channel 3 Good Morning Arizona (April 26, 2009).

 

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Mr. Nicholas Babin

Mr. Nicholas Babin represents the next generation of black belt leaders.   He is a 4th degree black belt certified instructor with more than 10 years experience.  He is also a 2008 & 2009 sparring state champion.  Comfortable with 3 year olds and 63 year olds, Mr. Babin embodies the dynamic leadership energy that will take our academy into the 21st century.  He currently serves as the Chief Instructor.

 

 

American Taekwondo Association

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martial arts studio in mesa, martial arts studio mesa, martial arts studio in mesa az, martial art studio in mesa arizonaThe ATA was established in 1969 by Haeng Ung Lee, a Korean immigrant who had a dream of making the world a better place through the discipline of the martial art of Taekwondo.   Now known as Eternal Grandmaster, H.U. Lee began with one tiny school in Omaha, Nebraska and then built an international organization, headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas, that supports more than 1000 locations in North America, 19 of which are here in Phoenix.   The ATA provides curriculum development, instructor certification, and sanctions for tournament competition and rank advancement.  Although Eternal Grandmaster Lee is no longer with us, the ATA has remained strong under the leadership of our new Grandmaster, Soon Ho Lee, 9th degree black belt.   With almost 300,000 members worldwide, the ATA is indeed making the world a better place, one black belt at a time.