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 - 20 - 2020
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Can you think of an area of your life that you would like more confidence? We all have something that we would like to be more sure about. There’s no shame in it. In fact, it makes us human.   Here are my top 3 tips for building more confidence.   1. Get a Mentor Find the expert in the area that you want to improve, and get guidance. We all need direction in life. We don’t have to reinvent the wheel. Seek help and begin to improve.   There’s no mystery in gaining confidence. You just have to work  [ Read More ]

October - 18 - 2020
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As many of you know, the Gulf Coast was recently devastated by Hurricane Sally. Our community experienced a great deal of damage from the high winds, flooding and trees falling on houses and power lines. Unfortunately, our dojang did not go unscathed from this massive storm. We experienced water damage and a variety of other challenges. In the midst of all this struggle, we have been deeply encouraged by the outpouring of love and support from our local family and friends as well as our International Tang Soo Do Federation Family. Choong Jae Nim C. S. Kim and Master Y.  [ Read More ]

October - 18 - 2020
Comments Off on Want to Improve?

Without a doubt, Hurricane Sally wreaked havoc on the Gulf Coast. Power outages, flooding and trees down were among the challenges we have faced. Many of us are fortunate enough to have recovered from the storm, while others are still putting back the pieces. As a result of the damages sustained at the dojang, we have made many improvements. It’s been a huge reset button for us. It would be easy to fall into the rut of a poor me attitude, but all I see is improvement. In life, it’s easy to get stuck in our routines and become complacent.  [ Read More ]

October - 18 - 2020
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So what does compassion have to do with the martial arts? More than you might think. Having the ability to look outside ourselves to solve a confrontation takes quite a bit of strength. As we continue to dig deeper, a great question to ask is how do we develop this type of inner strength to practice compassion in daily life? Let’s face it, it’s rather easy to focus on our position in an uncomfortable situation. Here are my top 4 tips to be more compassionate in our daily life. Morning Practice – it’s all about choosing kindness. Make time each  [ Read More ]

October - 4 - 2020
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Due to the current COVID 19 situation, the ITF believes it is in the best interest and safety for everyone that we change the upcoming All Masters and Black Belts Seminar and Examination currently scheduled for October 23rd and 24th in Monroeville, PA.  The All Masters and Black Belts Seminar and Examination will be held at these four locations: Monroeville, PA; The Woodlands, TX; Odenton, MD; and Fenton, MI.  Please see the posters below for dates and schedule.  For those who live outside of the United States, dates and schedules will posted when they are finalized.  By doing this, travel  [ Read More ]

October - 4 - 2020
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After a great deal of team work and long hours, our dojang is back up and going. We still have more improvements that we will be making over the next few months. No need to schedule your classes anymore. Just get to class. 1 Family member per student will be allowed to be inside to observe classes. Please be sure to wear a mask. A BIG BIG thank you to everyone that has helped through your time, kind words, food, funds, etc. You are all amazing! What a wonderful community that extends way beyond the borders of Pensacola.

September - 27 - 2020
Comments Off on Outdoor Classes Start Today!

I hope you and your family are in good health and spirits. A BIG thank you to all who helped. These type of events bring out the best and worst in people. We have been blessed to see the best from each of you. Thank you. The dojang is getting better each day, but we are not there yet. Our roof and drywall people should be finishing up by Wednesday. Fingers crossed.Until the dojang floor gets completed, we will hold our classes (weather permitting) on the grass between us and the church. You will NOT need to schedule your classes.  [ Read More ]

September - 9 - 2020
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We are a few weeks into our new school year, and I believe all of us could use some renewal of our minds and bodies. The new school semester along with COVID 19 has presented a slew of challenges for all of us. No details needed, right? To help us manage our frustration and road to burnout, let’s adopt some strategies to help us refresh ourselves. Here are my top 3 tips to recharge your batteries Get Out in Nature – go for a hike, swim in the river or kayaking are great ways to recharge your batteries. There’s something  [ Read More ]

August - 31 - 2020
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Our challenge this week for all of us is to spread kindness wherever we go. Start with being kind to ourselves through our self talk and care. Like a pebble dropping in a pond, we will be the ripple effect of kindness in our community and beyond.   Here are my top 3 tips with kindness1. Smile – as you go about your day, give a smile to others around. It’s really infectious and rather contagious. Be the sunshine in others life through your beautiful smile. 2. Listen – when others speak, listen to understand not respond. We all want  [ Read More ]

August - 25 - 2020
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Who out there loves to learn? Me too. It’s fun to learn new things. Life is filled with learning opportunities. Whether it’s a new form in class or discovering something new about the world we live in. Obviously, learning isn’t just for our kiddos. As adults, we can continuously grow ourselves through learning too. Here are my top 3 tips with learning Rest & Nutrition – having a good night’s rest and a proper diet, we will be bright eyed and bushy tail when approaching learning. Patience – some areas of learning will come natural to us, while other will  [ Read More ]