PTSDA Karate

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

December - 2 - 2019
Comments Off on Belt Promotions & Christmas Party

It’s almost here! Our Belt Promotions & Christmas Party will be held at the Beulah Freewill Baptist Church on Fri., Dec 13 (6pm). After the promotions, we will have our annual potluck dinner and party in the fellowship hall. A sign up sheet is now available in the main area of the dojang. For those that want to participate, we will also have a gift exchange ($10). We look forward to seeing you and your family at this exciting event!

December - 2 - 2019
Comments Off on Goals

How did you do with your goals in 2019? Did you achieve all or most of them? As we steadily move toward 2020, why not start now in setting some smart goals. First, what makes a goal SMART? Glad you asked. S – Specific M – MeasurableA – AccountableR – RealisticT – Timeline Once you’ve set your smart goals, here are my top three tips to help you achieve them.1. Read it Daily – Put your goals on your mirror, fridge, etc. 2. Plan for Success – Develop a realistic game plan that will help you achieve your goal.3. Small  [ Read More ]

November - 19 - 2019
Comments Off on Special Thanksgiving Schedule

We are excited about Thanksgiving Break starting next week.  With the Dufour family being out of town, we will have a special open class schedule so our members can come to the dojang to practice on their skills.  Our Tiny Tigers will have a guest teacher, Ms Anna, on Mon & Wed.  Here is the schedule for the week. Mon., Nov 25 – 5:30-6:30pm Tues., Nov 26  5:30-6:30pm Wed., Nov 27  5:30-6:30pm

November - 4 - 2019
Comments Off on ***Sparring Gear Flash $ale***

If you need sparring gear, you won’t want to miss this sale. Get an entire Century Sparring Gear Set (Headgear, Mouth guard & Case, Hands, Feet, Mesh Bag) for only $80. Hurry! Sale ends this Wednesday, November 6th.

November - 4 - 2019
Comments Off on Purpose

Living on purpose feels fantastic. When you wake up in the morning with a bounce or shuffle in your step, you know why you are here. It’s a great feeling. Do you have it? Some people don’t have purpose and it’s not a fun way to live. Discovering our purpose in life can be easy for some while challenging for others. Here are a few quick tips to help you find more purpose in your daily life. What’s Your Gift? I believe all of us are born with a gift. What is your gift? What comes naturally to you? Discovering  [ Read More ]

November - 1 - 2019
Comments Off on Important Testing Reminders

As we close in on testing, we we want to make sure you have all the information to prepare. You MUST Qualify Before Testing Attend our Pre-Test on October 30 and/or Nov 5.   Pre-Testing is our system to make sure that a student is actually ready to test.  To qualify, a student must demonstrate EFFORT and SHOW THAT THEY KNOW IT. Testing Date/Time Options Once a student qualifies at our Pre-Test, they will registration online.  For your convenience, color belts will have two options. Green – Blue Belt Exam – Nov 14 (3pm) or Nov 15 (6pm) White – Orange  [ Read More ]

October - 28 - 2019
Comments Off on Focus

Have you ever walked into a room with full intention of doing something, and you completely went blank? Being distracted seems to be a common theme these days. Our body is moving in one direction while our mind is headed in another. One of our many goals in the martial arts is to concentrate in such a way that our mind and body are working as one. (Drum Roll Please) How do we improve our focus? Glad you asked. Here are a few quick tips to get you in the zone. Write It Down I can be just as scattered  [ Read More ]

October - 21 - 2019
Comments Off on Kindness

Isn’t it amazing how time flies? Like most years, we have all experienced the ups and downs of life. Friends and family pass on and the birth of little ones brings joy to our hearts.  More than ever, it feels like there is so much hate and indifference in this world. We could all use more kindness.  So what can we do to get the ball rolling with this kindness business? Here are my two quick tips that will be easy to implement today. Start With You If we aren’t kind to ourselves with our self talk and/or actions, how  [ Read More ]

October - 15 - 2019
Comments Off on Mindfulness

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 ]

September - 30 - 2019
Comments Off on Flexibility

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 ]