PTSDA Karate

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

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June - 19 - 2017
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This morning, I was listening to a podcast regarding giving.  In a nutshell, the speaker relayed that his research found that money doesn’t buy happiness.  Most of us understand this concept.  However, he found that by giving to others an individual could find a great deal of joy and satisfaction.  Again, most of understand this basic idea of giving is better than receiving.  My encouragement for all of us this week is to focus and practice on giving.   Start with the simple ways of giving – from our heart.  It could be that smile or kind word that’s extended to  [ Read More ]

June - 19 - 2017
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Upcoming ITF Masters Testing, Recertification and Seminar (October 27-28) We are excited to announce that we just received word on this falls special ITF event.  The event will be held at the Crossview (5148 FM 1488, Magnolia, TX 77354). Hotel Accommodations are available at the Drury Inn (28099 Interstate 45, the Woodlands, TX 77380).  The room rate is $88 per night.  Mention the ITF and call 1-800-325-0720, ask for the group #2310882. Schedule of Events Friday, October 27th 5-7pm                   Judge & Referee Clinic & Certification (Bring Arm Band, Whistle and Certification Card) 7-8:30pm             School Operations & Business Seminar Saturday, October  [ Read More ]

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June - 19 - 2017
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Kyo Sa Nim Terri DuFour will be conducting a Self Defense Seminar this Saturday, June 24th (10am-12pm) at the Crossfit Way of Life (1801 West 9 Mile Rd, Pensacola, FL 32534).  The cost is $25.   Pass the word to anyone that you feel would benefit from a very practical yet low cost defense seminar. 

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June - 19 - 2017
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A BIG congratulations to Master Chris Joiner and Kyo Sa Nim Bailey Duane for doing so well on and off the competition floor at last weekend’s Battle of Birmingham.  Master Joiner won first in Master’s Weapons and Second in Sparring and Forms.  Kyo Sa Nim Duane got first in weapons and forms.  Grandmaster C. S. Kim’s instructor, Grandmaster Song Ki Kim, was the special guest of honor at the event.  Way to go you two!  TANG SOO!!!

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June - 5 - 2017
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One of the many exciting things about becoming a Master or Black Belt is the ability to train at our Monday evening class.  If you are an advanced student, I want to strongly encourage you attend this class.  Over the summer months, we are am going to extend the class for 30 minutes.  This will give us even more time to give special attention to review as well as improve our skills.  The new schedule starts today (7-8:30pm).  TANG SOO!!!

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June - 5 - 2017
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New Testing System We have been seeing some great results from our new curriculum in our tiger program.  As with anything new, we will make modifications for improvement along the way.  To help improve our overall quality, we are adjusting the monthly testing to every two months.  We will continue with our monthly stripe evaluation.  We feel the adjustment will give the students more time to develop their required skills.  Our next scheduled Tiger testing will be on Wednesday, July 12 (4pm). Saturday Morning Class We are now limiting our Green Stripe Belt Tiny Tigers & above to attend our  [ Read More ]

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June - 5 - 2017
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Have you ever been going through your week and just felt like you had no purpose?  It’s easy for all of us to get bogged down with the rat race of life that we forget our purpose or neglect to find it. Recently, I was visiting the country of Panama to teach ITF seminars and conduct an assortment of other tasks for our federation.  It was a very busy weekend with little sleep, lots of training and a language barrier.   However, it was such an awesome experience because we knew our purpose  for the weekend.  Our purpose was simple…to help  [ Read More ]

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May - 23 - 2017
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Please join in with us to wish Kyo Sa Nim DuFour a Happy Birthday.  Thank you for all that you do at the PTSDA Karate ma’am.  TANG SOO!!!

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May - 23 - 2017
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In observance of Memorial Day, we will be closed on Monday, May 29th.  Normal class times will resume on Tuesday, May 30th.  Wishing you and your family a safe and enjoyable holiday!

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May - 23 - 2017
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Several of our Masters and Black Belts attended the International Tang Soo Do Federation (ITF) Instructor’s Conference this past weekend in Pittsburgh, PA.  The focus of the weekend was to ensure all participants are upholding the high standards of the ITF.  Kyo Sa Nim DuFour and myself went to the ITF Headquarters on Thursday evening to train with Grandmaster Kim and the TAC.  What a treat. On Friday, participants focused on becoming certified or recertifying as an ITF Judges or Referee.  Following the seminar, they had a School Owner Presentation.  Saturday was filled with specialized training with Grandmaster C. S.  [ Read More ]