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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August - 12 - 2019
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One of the many things that I thoroughly enjoy about my Instructor, Choong Jae Nim C. S. Kim, is his desire for quality. On many occasions, I’ve been in his class with Masters and Black Belts and we didn’t get past choon bee (ready stance) for about ten minutes. His desire for excellence comes out in his teaching and through his personal demonstration of how to preform Tang Soo Do. Many of you have not had the privilege training with him yet, so here are a few tips I have learned under his direction. SLOW DOWN He constantly reminds us  [ Read More ]

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April - 16 - 2019
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One of my biggest fears growing up was dogs. I love dogs now, but when I was knee high to a grasshopper, I would stay away from dogs like the plague.  My fear stemmed from a horrible experience at age 3. While petting a dog, I end up getting bit several times.  My fear kept me from enjoying the connection with these loyal animals. Finally, my parents helped me overcome my fear by getting me my own puppy. Now our family has enjoyed bonding with dogs and my fear is gone. Do you have a fear that’s stopping you from  [ Read More ]

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April - 16 - 2019
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April 13th – A BIG congratulations to all the International Tang Soo Do Federation students that attended the Spring Black Belt Examination in Pensacola, FL!  Everyone did a wonderful job and displayed good Tang Soo spirit. A special thank you to Master Y.D. Kim (TX), Master Brown (GA), Master & Kyo Sa Nim Kennedy (LA), Master Joiner (AL), Master Adele Gibson (FL), Master Ince (TX), Kyo Sa Nim Dufour (FL), Kyo Sa Nim Vallad (MI), Kyo Sa Nim & Mrs. Mouallem (TX) for making the day run smoothly. The event was successful as a result of their professionalism, teamwork and  [ Read More ]

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March - 13 - 2019
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What Is ELDOA? The ELDOA method is an innovative form of exercise developed by world-renowned osteopath Dr. Guy Voyer. ELDOA exercises consist of a series of specific postures aimed at relieving pressure and increasing blood flow around particular joints or spinal segments. This technique is a highly effective way to reduce pain, increase circulation, and improve posture, balance, and spine health. We offer ELDOA classes at our dojang on Sunday (2pm) and Wednesday (11am).  Contact Cyndi Jolly for pricing and availability at 850-712-3799. There will be no ELDOA class on Sunday, March 17 & Wednesday, March 20.

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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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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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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!