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
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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 - 16 - 2020
Comments Off on Testing is Next Month!

Our last belt test of 2020 is coming soon. Be sure to be in class and practice at home to prepare for a successful exam. All testings will be available to view through ZOOM & Facebook Live Virtual. Any middle school students in our Children’s Prgm will need to test on Sat., Nov 7. Nov 4 – Tiny Tiger Prgm Test (4:15pm) Nov 6 – Children’s Prgm TestWhite & Yellow Belt @ 2:45pmOrange & Green Belt @ 3:30pmRed – Black Belt @4:30pm Nov 7 – Traditional Prgm TestWhite – Orange Belt @ 9amGreen Belt @ 10:30amRed – Black Belt @  [ Read More ]

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 - 21 - 2020
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Hope you are all safe. We finally made it back last night and are glad to be home. 🙁🙁🙁 Pensacola got hit hard. Our community has been working around the clock to get up and running. Our family spent Sunday working on our house. We were fortunate to not get a lot of damage. We plan to head out and assess the dojang on Monday. If you would like to help, come by after 1pm. We will need the morning to evaluate and formulate our plan of action. Feel free to call ahead or stop in if you plan to  [ 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 ]

September - 2 - 2020
Comments Off on *Important – Mark Your Calendars*

In the upcoming week, Our family will be out of town. From Sept 10-15 there will be no in person or ZOOM classes. However during our time away, I will be uploading special filmed classes to our Facebook Live Group, PTSDA Karate Virtual Classes (Sept 10, 14, 15). Mon., Sept 7 – Labor Day (closed) Thurs., Sept 10 (closed) Mon., Sept 14 (closed) Tues., Sept 15 (closed)

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 ]