PTSDA Karate

2500 W Nine Mile Rd | Pensacola, FL 32534 | 850-478-0680 Open Weekdays 9:00am-12:00pm & 4:00-8:00pm

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December - 10 - 2018
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We have all heard the phrase, let’s agree to disagree. Isn’t it great to be able to disagree with someone yet still walk away with mutual respect? This week, we will focus on improving our tolerance through patience and open mindedness.

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December - 3 - 2018
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It’s exciting to see more adults stepping out onto the training floor. It takes a lot of courage to cross that line from watching classes to actually doing them. Here are the classic fears I often hear for not doing class. Everyone is watching me (in reality everyone else is thinking the same thing), I’ll mess up (join the club) or I’m going to get in shape first (it’s like having enough money to have kids…it will never happen). The fact of the matter is that once you start class those fears melt away. You have no choice but to  [ Read More ]

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November - 12 - 2018
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We are so proud of all of our students that recently tested for their next level.  Each of you displayed effort, focus and improvement in skill.  Keep it up! Looking forward to Belt Promotions on Friday, November 30th (6pm) at the Beulah Freewill Baptist Church.  All are invited.  Afterwards, we will have a Christmas Party in the fellowship hall.  Bring your favorite dish and prepare to have an evening of recognition, fellowship and family fun.    

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November - 5 - 2018
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What do I need to do? We’re glad you asked.  Be in class this week for extra review.  Before a student is allowed to test at our school, they must qualify at our Pre-Testing. What is Pre-Testing? Simply put, pre-testing helps to confirm your student’s eligibility. Your student will demonstrate their basic material (basics, forms, etc.). They will need to pass in each subject to receive their Eligibility Form. Your student’s attitude and effort will also be noted during this time. When is Pre-Testing? Pre-Test 2 – Monday, Nov 5th  The pre-test will be during your student’s normal class time.  [ Read More ]

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October - 31 - 2018
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WOW! Word of the Week HEALTH Money and power doesn’t matter without good health. This week, I am encouraging our members to make healthy choices in their daily life.  My biggest tip is to create an environment to support your goal for healthy living. Replace unhealthy items with healthier items. Develop a plan that makes sense for you and use it.  Power up in the morning with a few minutes of exercise, read, or listen to positive messages. Eat healthy to help fuel your day. Let’s get healthy, PTSDA Karate!  

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October - 22 - 2018
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Sa Bom Nim and Kyo Sa Nim Dufour represented the PTSDA Karate among the ITF School owners from Texas, Utah, Florida, Georgia, Michigan and Louisiana at the Regional Black Belt Testing in Arlington, TX.  It was a wonderful experience. The next ITF Regional Black Belt Test will be in the spring here in Pensacola.  Once we set the date, we will communicate it to our members.

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October - 15 - 2018
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If your child made Honor Roll, please email us or sign up on the academic excellence sheet at the dojang.  We will present your child with a special certificate during class.

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October - 15 - 2018
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We are rapidly approaching our last belt testing of 2018.  Be sure to consistently be in class and get the help needed.  Please see chart below for important dates.

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October - 15 - 2018
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This Week’s WOW (Word of Week) – Compassion  Last week was such a roller coaster on the gulf coast. We are so glad that all of our families are safe. Our community dodged a major bullet. However, we are feeling the pain and suffering of our neighbors in the Panama City and Mexico Beach area. To act on our word of the week, we are collecting the following items: Diapers, Feminine hygiene products, Socks, Toothbrushes, Underwear, Plastic storage containers large and small, Toiletries, Baby wipes, Contact lens supplies, Plastic cups/plates/containers and Prepackaged non-crushable snacks. All items collected will be given  [ Read More ]

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October - 11 - 2018
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October 5-7, 2018 – Masters and Black Belts from the PTSDA Karate traveled to Pittsburgh, PA to train with Grandmaster C.S. Kim at the ITF Instructor Conference and testing.  Under the watchful eye of the Grandmaster and the Technical Advisory Committee, the participants trained for several hours to ensure that their technique was of the highest quality. Following the seminar, Master Chris Joiner, Kendall Chancellor, Andie Gibson and Adele Gibson did their re certification exam.  They all did a wonderful job.  According to Chris Dufour, “Being a Master or Black Belt at our school means that you have more responsibility  [ Read More ]