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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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 ]

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 ]

August - 19 - 2020
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Isn’t it easy to get in the mindset of having fun on just weekends, vacations and holidays? Our goal this week is to smile more often and simply have more fun in general. Here are my top 3 tips with fun1. Mindset is key – where our focus goes our energy flows. Find the positive in what you are doing and go with it. With a positive attitude you will have way more fun. 2. Make it a Goal – it’s easy to get too serious and stressed out in life. Make it a priority to have fun wherever you  [ Read More ]

July - 27 - 2020
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Do you ever feel like you are not meeting your expectations? Is it possible to set high expectations without setting ourselves up for failure? With the right plan and mindset, I feel we can. Here are my top 3 tips with expectations Be Clear – how can we hit the mark, when expectations are not clear? Be specific with all involved with what you envision to accomplish. Be Realistic – this is the one that can really knock us off the horse. When setting expectations, we need to be realistic. Be willing to modify expectations if they are not. Be  [ Read More ]

July - 20 - 2020
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How many of you enjoy tests? I would venture to say that most people would rather jump out of a perfectly good airplane than take a test. Can we change this feeling of anxiety into a feeling of excitement? Here are my top 5 tips to actually enjoy testing. Build Confidence NOT Fear – through consistent practice you will build confidence in your abilities. When you don’t practice, you feel a sense of fear and anxiety. Mindfulness in Moment – during your classes and test, simply give your best on whatever you are doing. Leave mistakes behind and the future  [ Read More ]

July - 13 - 2020
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As a child, I loved the muppets character Animal. He was wild and played the drums with such vigor. Trying to follow in his foot steps, I begged my parents to play the drums. They shattered my dreams by signing me up to learn the trumpet. Major bummer. I reluctantly played the trumpet and through time started to make progress. The progress that I experienced was directly linked to my quality practice time. I’ll never forget the great feeling of starting to connect the dots. In Tang Soo Do, you come to class and receive instruction. Most students will stop  [ Read More ]

Don't miss the bus!
July - 13 - 2020
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Since last week, our superintendent has given us a clearer picture of what this school year looks like. We are adapting our program to keep it safe as possible and to continue to provide options for our community. There will be some changes due to modifications from the pandemic. Before and After for Beulah & Kingsfield Elementary and Beulah Middle. We are discontinuing pick up from Pine Meadow, Jim Allen and Ransom Middle School. Remote Learning Day Camp Option is available (limited space). Registration is open and available now. Follow this link to secure your child’s spot in our program.  [ Read More ]

July - 6 - 2020
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Have you ever been in a point in your life and felt like a ship without a rudder? Continuously spinning in circles? Finding a clear course in life is important for all of us. However, finding it is not an easy task. What is your passion? Discover what you enjoy and pursue it. Life is too short to live in regret. Willing to Fail? When chasing your dreams, you will hit brick walls and find yourself on your back from the fall. Be willing to fall, learn from it and get back up. Give It Away Now Whether you find  [ Read More ]