PTSDA Karate

2500 W Nine Mile Rd | Pensacola, FL 32534 | 850-478-0680 Open Weekdays 9:00am-12:00pm & 4:00-8:00pm

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February - 12 - 2018
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On belt promotions will be this Thursday, February 15th (during class time) at the PTSDA Karate.  We look forward to recognizing students that recently tested.  If any of our children’s program parents would like to see their child promoted but can’t make it at the earlier time, please let us know that you would like your child promoted during the evening class time (see calendar).  We will have a short class following the belt promotion.   

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February - 12 - 2018
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Do you have a Fixed Mindset or Growth Mindset?  At the PTSDA Karate, we are all about growth.  We are constantly encouraging our members to improve through lessons, practice and example.  However, it’s easy at times to get stuck in the fixed mindset.  It’s a place of not being flexible.  It’s a place of stagnation.  At times, we just have to get past our ego and let go.  Take a look at the chart below to see if you have a fixed or growth mindset. Looking forward to an awesome week of growing in the area of mindset. Ready, set,  [ Read More ]

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February - 12 - 2018
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If you are a Blue Belt w/ 1 stripe or Black Belt that has completed all Recertifications, you potentially be eligible to test at Central Karate (8849 Sullivan Rd. Baton Rouge, La 70818) on Saturday, March 24th.  If you are simply a Black Belt that needs to Recertify, you can also do so at the event. We are going to have a Pre-Test at our dojang to see if you will be eligible on Thursday, March 8th (6:40-7:25pm).  This will be mandatory attendance for all testing in Louisiana or at the makeup exam here on Saturday, April 7th. Our best  [ Read More ]

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February - 6 - 2018
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Last weekend’s testing was our first of 2018.  We saw a lot of improvement from each of you at the exam.  A big Thank you to all of our Sa Bom Nims, Kyo Sa Nim and assistants for helping everything run smoothly. Looking forward to seeing continued improvement from all of our members.  TANG SOO!!!

Danbowing
February - 6 - 2018
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Growing up, each of us learned different etiquette (manners) from our parents. At times, it may have seemed quite annoying. Elbows off the table, chew with your mouth closed, etc.   All that nitpicking paid off immediately when someone else noticed our good manners. A feeling of positive pride and gratitude stirred within us. Ultimately, we began to understand that the manners were helping us become a better person. This same idea is found in Tang Soo Do. We constantly remind students about sitting up straight, yes sir/ma’am, bowing in properly, respect for seniors, etc. It takes effort and discipline. Etiquette  [ Read More ]

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January - 29 - 2018
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Congratulations to Mr. Nick Fowler on competing at the Battle in the Bayou! He placed Gold in Forms, Sparring and Breaking & Silver in Weapons. Way to go sir! Master Kennedy and Mrs. Kennedy did a wonderful job hosting the event, and we look forward to going to the next one! TANG SOO!!!

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January - 22 - 2018
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This will be a small, fun and very affordable karate tournament hosted by Central Karate.  It will be held this Saturday, January 27 at the Zoar Baptist Church (11848 Hooper Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70818). Last year, we took our school van to help offset the cost for families. At this time, we have not had any requests regarding transportation. Please email us if you need a ride to the event.     We plan to leave Friday, January 26 at 3pm and return after the event Saturday (ETA 5pm). Please use their Online Registration as they will not accept registrations at  [ Read More ]

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January - 22 - 2018
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We have all heard patience is a virtue.  Of course, the desire to have the Yoda-like patience is there, but life seem to happen.  Sometimes it happens hard.  You know what I mean. To get us on the right track, I would like to humbly share my top 5 tips to improve our patience. Life is NOT an emergency  Once we get this down, we can enjoy it more.  Slow down, breathe and find the beauty in life. Why Am I So Impatient?   Discovering the answer to this question will help one discover what things might need adjusting to allow  [ Read More ]

January - 18 - 2018
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We hope everyone is safe and in good health today.  We are open and excited for sparring & sparring drills class!  See you at the dojang!

January - 16 - 2018
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We are going to be experiencing some nasty weather late this evening and tomorrow. We will be closed Wednesday, January 17th due to inclement and unsafe weather conditions. Great idea – let’s all move to Florida where it’s warmer. Please stay safe and check back for updates. Tang Soo!!!