PTSDA Karate

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

Races and Partner drills
October - 22 - 2018
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One of the many things that I love about the martial arts is that it builds our courage.   It’s unavoidable.  At one point or another each of us have to have courage with learning a new skill, breaking a board, competing, assisting, teaching, etc.  Through these experiences, we develop a sense of confidence in our daily life. This week, I want to encourage everyone to have courage and push past your comfort zone.  You’ve got this!

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October - 22 - 2018
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Sa Bom Nim and Kyo Sa Nim Dufour represented the PTSDA Karate among the ITF School owners from Texas, Utah, Florida, Georgia, Michigan and Louisiana at the Regional Black Belt Testing in Arlington, TX.  It was a wonderful experience. The next ITF Regional Black Belt Test will be in the spring here in Pensacola.  Once we set the date, we will communicate it to our members.

excellence
October - 15 - 2018
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If your child made Honor Roll, please email us or sign up on the academic excellence sheet at the dojang.  We will present your child with a special certificate during class.

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October - 15 - 2018
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We are rapidly approaching our last belt testing of 2018.  Be sure to consistently be in class and get the help needed.  Please see chart below for important dates.

storm
October - 15 - 2018
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This Week’s WOW (Word of Week) – Compassion  Last week was such a roller coaster on the gulf coast. We are so glad that all of our families are safe. Our community dodged a major bullet. However, we are feeling the pain and suffering of our neighbors in the Panama City and Mexico Beach area. To act on our word of the week, we are collecting the following items: Diapers, Feminine hygiene products, Socks, Toothbrushes, Underwear, Plastic storage containers large and small, Toiletries, Baby wipes, Contact lens supplies, Plastic cups/plates/containers and Prepackaged non-crushable snacks. All items collected will be given  [ Read More ]

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October - 11 - 2018
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October 5-7, 2018 – Masters and Black Belts from the PTSDA Karate traveled to Pittsburgh, PA to train with Grandmaster C.S. Kim at the ITF Instructor Conference and testing.  Under the watchful eye of the Grandmaster and the Technical Advisory Committee, the participants trained for several hours to ensure that their technique was of the highest quality. Following the seminar, Master Chris Joiner, Kendall Chancellor, Andie Gibson and Adele Gibson did their re certification exam.  They all did a wonderful job.  According to Chris Dufour, “Being a Master or Black Belt at our school means that you have more responsibility  [ Read More ]

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October - 11 - 2018
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September 21-22, 2018 - Master Brown recently hosted his annual ITF Seminar and Testing in Atlanta, Georgia.  Technical Advisory Committee members Master DuFour (FL), Master Shakoske (NC) along with Master Kennedy (LA), Kyo Sa Nim Terri DuFour (FL), Kyo Sa Nim Nanette Penson (TX) and Kyo Sa Nim Lauren Kennedy (LA) were in attendance to show support at his event. Friday evening, the Masters and Black Belts went through their advanced requirements.  On Saturday, the Gup level students tested in the morning.  Each student demonstrated excellent Tang Soo spirit and attitude.  Master Brown’s hard work and dedication was evident in the  [ Read More ]

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October - 2 - 2018
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A big congratulations to all of our Tiny Tigers that were recently promoted to their next level.  Keep it up! Tang Soo!

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September - 20 - 2018
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A BIG congratulations to both Kyo Sa Nim Terri Dufour (Sam Dan) and Mr. Bryson Harden-Cooke (Cho Dan) on their recent rank promotion. They both tested in July at the ITF World Championship in Washington, D.C. Way to go! Tang Soo!

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September - 10 - 2018
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Many moons ago, my family moved from Indiana to Delaware.  My father became the new minister at a local church and inherited a lot of problems. The financially struggling Church had experienced a major split.  One of many poor decisions was to sell bonds.  I’ll never forget this sticker they had with an owl on it reading, “Be Wise Buy Bonds.”  Long story short, my father persisted with wisdom (unlike the sticker). Very slowly, the Church was able to get out of financial ruin and is thriving today due to my father’s wisdom. We all desire to have more wisdom  [ Read More ]