This week, we are going to focus on simplifying our lives. Whether we are experiencing challenges or not, it’s easy to get caught up in the noise and distress of life. Living on the Gulf Coast, we are all pretty familiar with hurricanes. The calm area of the storm is called the eye, and it’s where we experience peace. By approaching life with a more practical approach, we can find more peace. I really like the KISS (Keep It Simple Students) method. When we start to overreact, we just need to stop, breathe and focus on being present. My encouragement [ Read More ]
A big congratulations to William, Cane, Noah, Mr. Crinigan, Mr. Fowler, Mr. Nagle, Mr. Braswell, Kyo Sa Nim Duane, Kyo Sa Nim DuFour and Ms Conard for doing such a great job at last weekend’s ITF Regional Black Belt Exam. We are so proud of all of you! We want to express our sincere gratitude to all of our local and visiting ITF Instructors – Master Y. D. Kim (TX), Master Garwood (TX), Master Brown (GA), Master Shakoske (NC), Master Barker (LA), Master Kennedy (LA), Master Taylor (LA), Master Joiner (AL), Master Chancellor (FL), Master Adele Gibson (FL), Kyo Sa [ Read More ]
***ITF Regional Black Belt Testing Update*** We would like to welcome everyone traveling to the PTSDA Karate for Saturday’s exam. A few updates to help everything run smoothly on Saturday. 1. Parking will probably be congested so please use overflow parking available to the left of the dojang (see pic below). 2. Masters & Guest families will enter through the main door. Any students testing will please enter through the entrance on the right side of the dojang (by buses). We will have changing rooms available in the back for you. 3. Please check in on Saturday morning between 8-8:30am. [ Read More ]
Last Friday our family set out for another adventure in the wild. This exciting adventure took place on the Perdido river. We loaded up all of our kids and needed supplies in our canoe and we were off. This was our first time to canoe and actually camp on the river. We are firm believers in prior planning and did as much as we possibly could. By the end of Friday, our adventure came to a screeching halt. We had a 100 yard log jam in the river. The only way around was hiking through the woods with all of [ Read More ]
Our 2017 Spring Camp marked another year of family fun out in nature. Our group enjoyed training, fellowship, hiking, swimming, fishing and simply made a lot of great memories. A BIG Thank You to the Mayo family for doing such a stellar job in the kitchen. Looking forward to next year’s adventure. To see video highlights from the event, please click on the link https://apps.facebook.com/magisto/video/a0dNOgFWBSwrAgFhCzE?l=vsm&o=i&c=c
Raise your hand if you have recently been told or told someone else to FOCUS. Just what I thought:) Focus is such a hot topic in our society. Yes, we do have many distractions but I don’t feel that is the entire problem. My humble opinion is that we may have all been told to focus, but have not been taught how to focus. This week, we will focus on learning how to focus. Then the important thing to do after we learn something is to practice, practice and more practice. Looking forward to improving our focus together this week. [ Read More ]
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April 7-9 This weekend will be our Annual Spring Karate Camp, and we hope that you and your family can join us for the day or the entire weekend. We train, fellowship, hike,fish, swim and have lots of family fun out in nature. For more information, please visit our Upcoming Events Page or pick up a Registration Form at the dojang.
***Spring Break (3/20/17-3/23/17) Schedule Reminder *** As reflected on our March Calendar, we will have an all rank and age class available daily (Mon-Thurs) from 6-7pm. We will have no Tiny Tiger (Mon & Wed) or Morning Class available. Our normal class schedule will resume on Monday, March 27th. If you are traveling, please be safe. We wish you and your family a great Spring Break! TANG SOO!!!
“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” Hearing these humorous but wise words from the late Zig Ziglar was encouraging to me a few years ago at one of his seminars. We all like the feeling of being motivated, but getting there is half the battle. Here’s my five top tips for getting and staying motivated. 1. Set a Goal – without purpose we are not very excited. Set a goal that gets you excited and perhaps a little nervous. 2. Listen to Motivational Speakers (Daily) – automobile university is awesome. While commuting to work listen to speakers [ Read More ]