PTSDA Karate

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

August - 29 - 2016
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Just a quick reminder that we will be closed on Saturday, September 3rd and Monday, September 5th.  We wish you and your family a safe and enjoyable weekend.

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August - 29 - 2016
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At our recent examination, feedback was given to each of the testing groups.  I wanted to just quickly touch on those three areas to help us all improve. 1.  Raise Your Standard – keep expecting more of ourselves.  Be better today than yesterday. 2.  Find Your Why – keep in touch with our purpose.  Write it down and visit it daily.  BTW – it changes.  Make sure that we adjust with it. 3.  Focus – be present with the task at hand.  While being present, do we focus on being successful?

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August - 29 - 2016
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Often times, it is hard to find good in this crazy world.  It can be rather easy to just focus on what’s not good around us.  It takes effort to find the good around us.   If you are having a rough time, here are a few things to help you find the good.Ask yourself….What is the lesson to be learned in this situation?  This person is DEFINITELY helping me to become stronger.  It could always be worse.  Will this matter in 100 years?  What doesn’t kill me, makes me stronger. Last week we all worked on giving.  Let’s focus this  [ Read More ]

August - 22 - 2016
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We originally were going to have our rank promotions at the Beulah Freewill Baptist Church on Friday, August 2nd.  However, we have rescheduled it for Friday, September 9th (6-7:30pm). Since Labor Day weekend is on September 3 & 5, we will not have classes on those two days.

August - 22 - 2016
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I’m really excited about this week’s lesson of Giving.  Not just because of the amount of joy it brings from helping others.  I’m excited because we have the opportunity to actually live it as a school.  Our sister ITF schools, Central Karate and Zachary Karate, have families that have been impacted by the recent flooding in their area. The Fowler family have kindly offered to take donations of Gift Cards (Walmart, Lowes, Home Depot), Cleaning Supplies and clothing to them this Saturday.  Please pass the word and drop it off to the Dojang main office by this Friday, August 26th.   [ Read More ]

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August - 22 - 2016
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This week we are taking a break from new requirements and focusing on FUN with Purpose.  Take a Look! Mon – Bring Your Friend Day (Staff Class) Tues – Bring Your Parent Day (Self Defense Class) Wed – Bring Your Neighbor Day (Ground Defense Class) Thur – Bring your Sibling Day (MA Fitness Class) Sat – Bring Your Friend Day (Breaking Day)

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August - 22 - 2016
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It was exciting to see everyone that tested this past weekend! Remember to keep raising your standard, know your why and keep working on your mind & body connection (focus). TANG SOO!!! To see video highlights from this past weekend’s testing, please click on the links below. Yellow & White Belt Exam Video Orange Belt Exam Video

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August - 15 - 2016
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If you are planning to test this weekend, you will need to qualify first.  If you qualified at Pre-Test #1 on Saturday, then you can still be in attendance for review.  If you didn’t qualify, you will need to attend Pre-Test #2 (during your class time) today.  After qualifying, you will receive your testing paperwork packet.  Please return it by this Thursday, August 18th.  For those of you that are not up for testing on this cycle, we want to encourage you to still be in attendance to review. When Will I Test? Your testing schedule is available on your  [ Read More ]

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August - 15 - 2016
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Safety is one of our concerns at the PTSDA Karate.  Please make sure that your child has all required sparring gear (Headgear, Mouth guard, Hand & Feet Gear).  If your child does have gear, please check to see that they have a mouth guard. A lot of students lose their mouth guard and it’s not discovered until testing.  If needed, you can acquire one at our pro shop.  Thank you in advance for your help in this matter.

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August - 15 - 2016
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When talking about this subject of Spirit, we are not referencing ghosts or things of this nature.  We are really talking about the subject of confidence.  To help us understand this subject, let’s take a look at a word that most of us have heard in class – Kiahp.  You know when when we are yelling in class.  What does it mean? If you look it up in our ITF Manual it says Spirit Yell.  It’s a word that describes an individual’s confidence and energy.   If a student is lacking belief in themselves, they are often quiet.  You will see  [ Read More ]