PTSDA Karate

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

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July - 8 - 2019
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Have you ever felt like you were running in circles? We all have experienced it. We feel like we are going through the motions in our relationships, careers or even training. We’ve identified our challenge, so what do we do about it? Try asking yourself what and where. What was the reason I started this relationship, career, etc? It’s easy for us to lose our way and get off course. Perhaps, your purpose has changed and you haven’t worked it out in your mind yet. Next, you may want to ask Where am I wanting to go? Once you’ve discovered the direction, you  [ Read More ]

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July - 2 - 2019
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When most people think of the martial arts, they think of fighting. It’s very natural due to societies exposure to MMA and action movies. Yes, we do spend a lot of time on developing our fighting skills.However, it’s not our only focus. We strive to follow the traditional path of disciplining our minds and bodies. This process assists us in forging ourselves to have a strong character. Gichin Funakoshi once said, “The ultimate aim of Karate lies not in victory or defeat, but in the perfection of character of its participants.” My encouragement for all of us this week is  [ Read More ]

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June - 24 - 2019
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How many of you can recall being told to focus? Me too. How many of you were shown how to actually focus? Exactly. Not many of us were formally shown how to focus our mind and body on what we are doing. The martial arts is a wonderful tool to help a person improve their focus. The disciplined environment encourages individuals to be present minded with the task at hand. Here’s a simple method that can help each of us improve our focus. Visualize a spot light on a stage beaming down on an object. The light is our focus  [ Read More ]

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June - 17 - 2019
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Our next belt exam cycle starts August 8. That testing date will creep up on us, and I don’t want anyone to be scrambling at the last minute to be ready. Make the time to practice.  Remember that prior planning prevents poor performance. You’ve got this! Tang Soo!

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June - 17 - 2019
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As a parent, we often times put our needs and wants on the back burner. Some of you are so busy that you don’t even know when you last showered. Just kidding. But seriously, I would like to encourage everyone to flip it around this week. Here’s what I mean.When we properly take care of ourselves, we can properly take care of others. When you fly, what do they instruct you to do first in an emergency? That’s right, put your oxygen mask on first. It’s not being selfish, it’s simply being smart. Start with being kind to yourself with  [ Read More ]

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June - 13 - 2019
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FUN With the hardships and challenges of life, we can often times lose our way in the area of fun. When was the last time you laughed or played? Yes, we adults need to have fun too. I’m not saying to quit your jobs and head to Vegas. Simply work on being more playful this week. What brings you joy? Perhaps it was something that you did as a kid. As a child, I enjoyed skateboarding. Since Christmas, I’ve been having fun working on improving my skateboard skills. This week, get out there and discover or rediscover what is fun  [ Read More ]

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June - 11 - 2019
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Fall All Masters and Black Belts Seminar and Examination (Woodlands, TX) Friday, November 8 Location:           Ince Karate (8000 Research Forest Dr., STE 165, The Woodlands, TX 77382) 6-7:30pm           Judge/Referee Seminar – New Certification & Recertification (bring whistle, arm band and card) 7:30-8:30pm    School Administration & Operations Seminar Saturday, November 9 Location:          Crossview Church (5148 FM 1388 Magnolia, TX 77354) 8:30am-12pm Masters Seminar (4th Dan & Up) 12:30pm            Masters Exam & Recertification 3-6pm                Black Belt Seminar (Cho Dan – Sam Dan) 6:30pm             Black Belt Exam, Recertification, Kyo Sa & Jr Kyo Sa Exam You may register online using the ITF website  [ Read More ]

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June - 6 - 2019
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It’s funny that when you are a kid, you can’t wait to grow up and get on your own. As an adult, you would do anything to go back to be together again. Life goes on and we create our own families.Some families are together while others are split. No matter the current condition it is still a family. My encouragement for all of us this week is to be the best possible parent, husband, wife, son, daughter, etc. Strive to be be more patient, kind and loving in our household. Let’s face it, we can’t go back. All we  [ Read More ]

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May - 20 - 2019
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May - 20 - 2019
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All are invited to our belt promotions and potluck dinner this Thurs., May 23rd (6pm) at Beulah Freewill Baptist Church. Students will need to wear their uniforms. Our gup level students, tiny tigers and Black Belts that recently tested will be recognized at the event. If you are unable to attend, please let us know. Following the promotions, we will meet in the fellowship hall for a potluck dinner. A sign up sheet will be available on the main floor for items that you would like to bring. If you are unable to make it, please let us know as  [ Read More ]