Have you ever been in a class and your confidence was off the charts? You were very familiar with the concepts; therefore, it was an enjoyable experience. I remember my freshman year in college and having the exact opposite feeling in my accounting class. It was like the professor was speaking a different language and it was definitely not Korean My confidence was low due to my lack of connection with what was being communicated to me. The lack of connection made it a grueling process. It was not fun to say the least. Fast forward to my junior [ Read More ]
Someone once asked the late Bruce Lee about which exercises he recommended to improve the side kick. He said, “If you want to improve your side kick, then do side kicks.” Well said. I would like to break down a few quick steps to help us improve this awesome kick. 1. Start by holding on to a chair or wall to help you with balance. 2. Chamber your kicking foot in front of the supporting knee. 3. Pivot your supporting foot so that your heel is facing towards your target. 4. Slowly extend your kicking foot. Be sure that your [ Read More ]
Along our journey in the martial arts, we all will reach places where we feel like we have plateaued. It’s not a sense of I’ve arrived, but more of a feeling of spinning our wheels in place. Since starting my journey in the martial arts in 1984, I can identify with this dilemma. As frustrating as it may seem, this level is not our enemy but merely a step in the journey. So what do we do to avoid just giving up? Glad you asked. Here are three things that I have found that have helped me through the years. [ Read More ]
A BIG Thank you to all of our PTSDA families and students that came out to help with our booth and demo at the Gonzalez United Methodist Fall Festival. It was a lot fun and everyone did a great job!
Competition can motivate and even demotivate us to improve ourselves. As a child, most of us would compete with our friends in about any activity. The competitions would range from racing, swimming, fishing and even spitting water melon seeds. Everyone would try to outdo the other. The goal was to be the absolute best at whatever we were doing. It’s interesting to notice that as we mature the competition becomes less with others and more with ourselves. By focusing on being better today than we were yesterday pushes us to be our best. Here are three tips to help us [ Read More ]
We are excited to have Mr. Park come to our dojang this Friday, October 7th. The appointment schedule is filling up. Please be sure to sign up and not miss this opportunity to get a high quality action picture.
Come join us this Saturday, October 8th for some family fun at the Gonzalez United Methodist Fall Festival. We will have a booth supporting our school at the event. All ages and ranks are invited to participate. Wear your uniform and we will plan on doing a fun demo and pass out flyers. Once they give me the exact time, I will relay it to you. For now, please arrive by 10am. It’s a free event. They will have carnival games, hay rides, face painting, live music and balloons. Due to us being at the event, we will have no [ Read More ]
I firmly believe that good Leadership starts with being a good example. When learning a new technique, I thoroughly enjoy seeing the example set by my Instructor, Grandmaster C. S. Kim. His example gives me the needed blueprint to learn it. His ability to perform the skill with ease is based on his consistent practice for many years. By being a great example, he can demonstrate skills with precision and speed that I can comprehend. It also allows me an opportunity to see that I’m learning from the best. This week, we will discuss and put into action this idea [ Read More ]
Looking forward to seeing our PTSDA Karate members and families at the Gulf Coast MA Championship on Saturday, October 1st. For more information, please go to gcmac.info. If you need a ride or want to follow us, we will be leaving from the dojang at 7am. Classes will be closed due to the event. Good Luck Everyone & TANG SOO!!!
We want to encourage our members to be in attendance for Kyo Sa Nim Adele Gibson’s special Master Level promotion tonight at 6:50pm. We are all very excited for her. Congratulations ma’am! TANG SOO!!!