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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November - 4 - 2019
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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.

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November - 4 - 2019
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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 ]

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November - 1 - 2019
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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 ]

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October - 28 - 2019
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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 ]

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October - 21 - 2019
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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 ]

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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 ]