PTSDA Karate

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

March - 1 - 2021
Comments Off on Belt Promotions

Students that recently tested will be promoted this Wed., March 3rd or Thurs., March 4th at the beginning of class. Following the brief promotion, we will have our normal class. Congratulations Everyone! Tang Soo!!!

March - 1 - 2021
Comments Off on ITF Event in Louisiana – April 10th

We are excited to announce that Central Karate (Louisiana) will be hosting the next Masters/Black Belt examination along with Masters, Black Belt, and Gup Seminars. The event will be held on Saturday, April 10th at the the Life Tabernacle Church Gym (9323 Hooper Rd, BR, LA 70818). If interested, please see us for registration forms and fees. Event Schedule Check in 8:00 am – 8:15 amOpening Ceremony 8:15 am – 8:30 amMasters Seminar 8:30 am – 10:00 amMasters Test/Recert 10:00 am – 11:30 amLunch Break 11:30 am – 12:00 pmWhite, Yellow, & Orange 12:00 pm – 1:30 pmAll Green Belts  [ Read More ]

March - 1 - 2021
Comments Off on I was afraid of…

One of my biggest fears as a child was dogs. I love dogs now, but when I was knee high to a grasshopper I would stay away from dogs like the plague.  My fear stemmed from a horrible experience when I was 3. While petting a poodle, I was bitten. From that day on, man’s best friend turned into man’s worst enemy. My fear kept me from enjoying the connection with these lovable animals.  Finally, my parents helped me overcome my fear by getting me my own puppy. I realized that the situation I experienced was not going to be the same with every  [ Read More ]

February - 22 - 2021
Comments Off on Martial Art Picture Day!

Martial Art Picture Day is Tuesday, February 23rd! There are a few places left. The sign up sheet is available in the lobby area of the dojang. USMA Photography has reasonable packages and do a great job. We will have our normal classes on Tuesday during picture day.

February - 22 - 2021
Comments Off on Perseverance

Life is beautiful, but can also be really tough. Developing perseverance is an essential part of personal progression. In our instant society, it can be difficult to have the patience to keep going during tough times. Here a few simple tips to help improve your perseverance. Start With the Little Things Try going a little further in your workout or holding a challenging stance in class. To make the break through, we have to endure. It might just be one more time or doing something for a few more seconds than before. Small consistent gains = big rewards.   Attitude  [ Read More ]

February - 15 - 2021
Comments Off on Smile

Growing up, I was exposed to some of the best comedy teams of all time. They include Laurel and Hardy, Abbott and Costello, the Marx Brothers, 3 Stooges and my all time favorite is Charlie Chaplin.  For many of my younger readers, Charlie Chaplin’s early movies were in black and white and without sound. He was a master of communicating through his expressions, mannerisms, and physical comedy. In addition to being a talented actor, he was an equally talented musician.  A song that he wrote that has been a source of personal inspiration through the years is Smile. It’s a wonderful reminder to keep  [ Read More ]

February - 11 - 2021
Comments Off on New Class Schedule!

We are excited to announce our new class schedule beings Mon., Feb 15. Our big adjustment is with the Orange Belts & higher. We have been trying to balance safety with numbers, time and efficiency with the classes. It’s not been an easy task, and we appreciate your patience. As you can see, we are combining Orange & Green Belts and Blue & Black Belts. We feel this new schedule will help provide a better service for our students. New to the schedule is Private Lessons. They are offered on Tuesday & Thursday by appointment only. 25 minute session is  [ Read More ]

February - 10 - 2021
Comments Off on Testing is Here!

Our first belt testing of 2021 is here! For those that qualified at Pre-Testing, you will receive an email with a link for your test registration. Tigers will receive their test registration form in person. Feb 10 – Tiny Tiger Belt TestStudents that have earned all 5 belt stripes will be eligible to test during their class. Students that have not eligible to test yet are encouraged to stay at home on this day. Feb 12 – After School Children’s Prgm Belt TestWhite & Yellow Belts – 2:45pmOrange & Green Belts – 3:30pmRed & Blue Belt Test – 4:30pm Feb  [ Read More ]

February - 8 - 2021
Comments Off on One More Time

Whenever I hear my instructor, Grandmaster C. S. Kim, say one more time, a smile will come across my face. Let me explain.   The one more time concept is all about doing something again and again until we get it right. It’s going back and understanding the skill. This often time goes from one more time to several more times. Most people don’t like repeating something. However, the positive results speak for themselves.   My encouragement for everyone is to use this concept inside and outside of the dojang. Is there something that you are doing that needs several  [ Read More ]

February - 2 - 2021
Comments Off on Got Courage???

Can you remember the last time you needed to use courage to accomplish something? As a Tang Soo Do student, you use courage every week. For some, just getting on the floor is a big deal. While others may battle with overcoming negative thoughts about being able to do a skill. Sometimes it’s mustering up the courage to break the board in front of you. Is there something new that you want to achieve this year? Are your inner fears holding you back? What obstacles do you have to overcome to turn your dream into a reality? Below are a  [ Read More ]