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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October - 15 - 2019
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Do you ever feel like you are everywhere but where you are? Constantly? You are not alone. Even the famous jedi master, Luke Skywalker, was chastised by Yoda for his inability to stay present. So what do we do to not feel so stretched out and more in the moment? Glad you asked. Here are a few tips to help with being more mindful. Slow Down Our society moves at a very rapid pace. When you start to feel yourself falling into the fast lane, stop and take a breath. Slow down and focus on what you are doing. Practice  [ Read More ]

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September - 30 - 2019
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Do you ever find yourself so stuck in your ways that compromise is not an option? Trust me, I understand. I’m a very stubborn person. However, I’ve found more peace when I remember to be flexible. Here are a few tips to help with being flexible. Take a Breath When you find you are losing patience with a person, stop and take a breath. Breathing helps us to calm down and be more flexible. Feel the emotions, but breathe to supply you with the needed flexibility to find the solution for the situation. Practice Makes Better To improve any area  [ Read More ]

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September - 24 - 2019
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As a kid, I loved to compete with others. You name it, we competed with each other. Ultimately, we all pushed each other to improve. As an adult, my focus has changed with competition. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy winning just as much as the next person. My focus has switched from the desire to beat the other person to beating my last (you fill in the blank). This shift in focus has given me more peace of mind and clarity. It’s so much healthier. Here are a few tips to help with competition. Create Improvement Abraham Lincoln once  [ Read More ]

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September - 16 - 2019
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Have you ever wondered what was the driving force for successful individuals? Research from West Point has shown that talent and discipline are not exactly the only important ingredients. Discipline is great for staying on task, but not for high challenge achievement. Individuals that possessed grit were found highly likely to be successful in high challenging environments. So what is grit and how can we get more of it?  Grit is the ability to stick with something and refuse to quit. It’s passion and perseverance. So how do we improve our personal level of grit? Here are a few tips.  [ Read More ]

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September - 9 - 2019
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When was the last time you heard the word diligence used in a conversation? Exactly. I can’t remember either. As a preacher’s kid (pk), I would hear this word all the time:) So why are we talking about diligence this week? It is all about becoming the best version of ourselves. Let’s take a look. Diligence is the quality of being constant with careful effort. It’s something that a lot of people struggle with in their daily journey. Let’s face it. Being constant takes work and can be challenging at times. To help us get on the right track, here  [ Read More ]

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September - 3 - 2019
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Nothing beats the feeling of confidence and everything beats the feeling of a lack of confidence. We’ve all experienced both sides of the spectrum.So what can we do to avoid that fretful feeling and replace it with a strong sense of I can do this type attitude?Here are a few tips to build your confidence. Consistent Practice By working at something regularly, you are going to get better at it. We all know that as we improve in an activity, we receive the gift of confidence. Do the work. Be relentless. Avoid Stinking Thinking It’s easy to be positive when  [ Read More ]

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August - 29 - 2019
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In observance of Labor Day, we will be closed on Monday, September 2nd.  We hope you have a safe and enjoyable time with your family and friends.

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August - 26 - 2019
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We are looking forward to everyone getting promoted to their next rank on Thurs., Aug 29 (during class time) at the dojang. If you are unable to make it, please send us a quick message so we can plan on promoting you and/or your child at the next class.  Unless told otherwise, we will promote our After School Prgm students during their class time. Congratulations to everyone on a job well done!

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August - 26 - 2019
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I’ll never forget the day that I discovered a simple way to improve my balance. Let me explain.When I was a kid, we would do an exercise in class that would require balance on one leg. The non supporting leg would be bent and rotate clockwise then counter clockwise. Many of us would wobble around, while the senior students would stay steady and balanced.After feeling a bit frustrated, I carefully watched my instructor, Master King. I discovered one thing that she was doing that I was not. She focused her eyes on one point and was extremely balanced. I gave  [ Read More ]

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August - 19 - 2019
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When starting something new, it’s easy to be excited. After the newness has worn off, most people struggle with being consistent.  So how do you stay consistent? Great question. In my humble opinion, there’s more than one thing that we need to do. Here are a few tips to help you stay consistent.PURPOSE When we know our why, it’s easier to be consistent. I want be healthier, so going for this walk will be enjoyable. If you’re a visual person, try writing down your purpose and post it in a visible place Read it daily. START WITH THE END IN  [ Read More ]