PTSDA Karate

2500 W Nine Mile Rd | Pensacola, FL 32534 | 850-478-0680 Office Hours: Monday- Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

January - 19 - 2021
Comments Off on Need More Patience???

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could pick up more patience from the store? Or even better yet, we could put it on our Amazon Prime reoccurring shopping list. It magically just shows up at your front door each month. Waaa-la! If it were just that easy, right? We can all use some extra patience. How can we get more? Let’s take a look. Start Small – If you are lacking in the patience department, start working on being successful with the little things. Little by little, you will build your patience for the bigger situations. Have a Plan –  [ Read More ]

January - 11 - 2021
Comments Off on Taking Steps Toward Your Goals?

How are your goals going for 2021? Writing down our goals can be really exciting, but it’s the next step that most people struggle. It’s getting started. Need some help? Keep reading. Make a Plan – Working on your goals without a plan is like trying to find your destination without a map. When developing your plan, make sure to be realistic in your approach. Small doable steps is a smart way to help you get started. Too big of action steps can often lead us to not doing anything at all. Keep it simple. No Excuses – A million  [ Read More ]

January - 4 - 2021
Comments Off on Time to Reset

Here we are again. It’s the beginning of the year. The time of year that we usually start or stop certain activities. Hopefully, we can all start positive habits to replace the negative ones. Looking back to lessons from the past year, we can use the knowledge gained to help us make better choices. We all have our mistakes and regrets. It’s what we do with them that helps us to be a better human being. It’s like pressing the reset button. It’s a fresh start. A new chapter in our life story. How will we be different this year  [ Read More ]

December - 22 - 2020
Comments Off on Thank You!

Since this is the last week of classes for 2020, I wanted to use this space to simply express my gratitude to you and your family. Needless to say, this has been the most challenging years of our school since its humble beginning in 1996. When the world wide pandemic arrived on our door step, you didn’t quit. You kept going. We all stumbled together through Facebook Live Classes and ZOOM. Virtual testing was crazy, but we did it. Thank you. When we finally got back to in person classes, we got rocked with a devastating Hurricane. What a mess.  [ Read More ]

December - 15 - 2020
Comments Off on Got Goals? Make them SMART

It’s that time of year again. You know, when we all start to figure out what we want to accomplish. So what goals do you want to reach in 2021? Maybe it’s to improve your fitness, relationships or financial situation. Whatever your goals are this year, let’s make them SMART Goals. Let me explain. S = Specific Smart Goals are very specific. If you want to accomplish a specific thing, you will need to articulate it. Write down your specific goals, post them in a visible location and read them daily. M = Measurable Smart Goals are also measured. In  [ Read More ]

December - 9 - 2020
Comments Off on GoT sTrEsS???

Have you ever noticed how the most joyous time of the year is often the most stressful time of the year? Our stress can often times be avoided, and be replaced with joy. Here are my top 3 tips to help us deal with stress. #1 Giving is Living – slow down and look at what we are doing as a gift vs as a chore. The best gift is that of giving of ourselves. Giving brings about joy in our heart. Give-Give-Give. #2 Just Say No – overloading ourselves with too much can be a big contributor to stress.  [ Read More ]

December - 2 - 2020
Comments Off on Are You a Finisher?

Doesn’t it feel great to finish something that you started? Were you able to complete many of your goals from last January? As we begin to approach the end of this very bizarre year, let’s finish strong. Taking inventory of goals that we set out to complete is a great idea. Careful to not start beating yourself up for the area(s) that you fell short. We are simply shining a light of encouragement to finish what we have set out to accomplish. I’m all about the life filled with goals. It gives us direction on where we want to go  [ Read More ]

November - 9 - 2020
Comments Off on Learning

Learning new things can be both exciting and frustrating. With the right approach, we can really enjoy the process of learning and growing ourselves in the martial arts and in other areas of our life. As you know, the martial arts is a skill. It takes quite awhile to understand and apply the knowledge gained. We’ve all heard the 10,000 hour idea. It takes 10,000 hrs to achieve a level of mastery with a skill.When most people hear 10,000 hrs, they get overwhelmed. How about we shift our focus from a long term goal (10,000 hrs) to a more doable  [ Read More ]

November - 3 - 2020
Comments Off on Attitude of Gratitude

Don’t you just love the month of November? The fall weather is slowly making it’s way to the Gulf Coast. We don’t experience the changing of leaves like the northern states, but we gladly welcome the reprieve from the hot summer months. Of all the great things this month has to offer, I believe Thanksgiving is at the top of the list.   Family and friends gathering together. The tempting aromas saturating the house throughout the day. Throwing the football in the backyard, and watching the Lions lose again (sorry Dad). Of course, eating way too much food. The laughter,  [ Read More ]

October - 30 - 2020
Comments Off on Testing Schedule

The last test for 2020 is almost here! Once you and/or your child pass Pre-Test, you will be eligible to register on Wednesday, November 3 via PTSDA Karate Facebook page. Below are the dates and times for the examinations. Nov 4Tiny Tiger Belt TestingTigers that have earned all 5 stripes on their belt will be eligible to test on this day during their class time. Students that did not earn all their stripes are encouraged to stay home. Nov 6Children’s Prgm Belt TestingWhite – Yellow Belts (2:45pm)Orange – Green Belts (3:30pm)Red – Black Belts (4:30pm) Nov 7Traditional Prgm Belt TestingWhite  [ Read More ]