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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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 ]

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October - 11 - 2018
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September 21-22, 2018 - Master Brown recently hosted his annual ITF Seminar and Testing in Atlanta, Georgia.  Technical Advisory Committee members Master DuFour (FL), Master Shakoske (NC) along with Master Kennedy (LA), Kyo Sa Nim Terri DuFour (FL), Kyo Sa Nim Nanette Penson (TX) and Kyo Sa Nim Lauren Kennedy (LA) were in attendance to show support at his event. Friday evening, the Masters and Black Belts went through their advanced requirements.  On Saturday, the Gup level students tested in the morning.  Each student demonstrated excellent Tang Soo spirit and attitude.  Master Brown’s hard work and dedication was evident in the  [ Read More ]

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September - 20 - 2018
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A BIG congratulations to both Kyo Sa Nim Terri Dufour (Sam Dan) and Mr. Bryson Harden-Cooke (Cho Dan) on their recent rank promotion. They both tested in July at the ITF World Championship in Washington, D.C. Way to go! Tang Soo!

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September - 5 - 2018
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When was the last time you heard someone use the word, diligence?  It’s been awhile for me too. However, we see evidence of it in our society on a weekly basis. Diligence is that consistent effort required to successfully reach our goals.  Here are three quick tips to help us be more diligent in our daily lives. Stay on Course – Distractions will come.  Build self-discipline to stick to your plan. BTW – do you have a plan? Track Your Progress – Nothing builds motivation more than when we are making progress towards our goal. Be Realistic – Being overly  [ Read More ]

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August - 15 - 2018
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Our members did a wonderful job on their recent belt examination.  We are so proud of each of you.  Keep it up!  Our Belt Promotions will be held at the PTSDA Karate on Thursday, August 30th (during class time).  We look forward to sharing that special evening with each of you.

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August - 15 - 2018
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Having plants in the dojang is more than just for decoration.  To me it’s a symbol of growth and life.  The bamboo plants are one of my favorites.  They give a daily reminder to be strong but flexible.  With lots of change occurring this week, let’s strive to be flexible in our daily walk.  The flexibility allows us to have more peace of mind.  Peace of mind leads to growth and a happier life.