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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February - 12 - 2018
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Do you have a Fixed Mindset or Growth Mindset?  At the PTSDA Karate, we are all about growth.  We are constantly encouraging our members to improve through lessons, practice and example.  However, it’s easy at times to get stuck in the fixed mindset.  It’s a place of not being flexible.  It’s a place of stagnation.  At times, we just have to get past our ego and let go.  Take a look at the chart below to see if you have a fixed or growth mindset. Looking forward to an awesome week of growing in the area of mindset. Ready, set,  [ Read More ]

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February - 6 - 2018
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Last weekend’s testing was our first of 2018.  We saw a lot of improvement from each of you at the exam.  A big Thank you to all of our Sa Bom Nims, Kyo Sa Nim and assistants for helping everything run smoothly. Looking forward to seeing continued improvement from all of our members.  TANG SOO!!!

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February - 6 - 2018
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Growing up, each of us learned different etiquette (manners) from our parents. At times, it may have seemed quite annoying. Elbows off the table, chew with your mouth closed, etc.   All that nitpicking paid off immediately when someone else noticed our good manners. A feeling of positive pride and gratitude stirred within us. Ultimately, we began to understand that the manners were helping us become a better person. This same idea is found in Tang Soo Do. We constantly remind students about sitting up straight, yes sir/ma’am, bowing in properly, respect for seniors, etc. It takes effort and discipline. Etiquette  [ Read More ]

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January - 22 - 2018
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We have all heard patience is a virtue.  Of course, the desire to have the Yoda-like patience is there, but life seem to happen.  Sometimes it happens hard.  You know what I mean. To get us on the right track, I would like to humbly share my top 5 tips to improve our patience. Life is NOT an emergency  Once we get this down, we can enjoy it more.  Slow down, breathe and find the beauty in life. Why Am I So Impatient?   Discovering the answer to this question will help one discover what things might need adjusting to allow  [ Read More ]

January - 18 - 2018
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We hope everyone is safe and in good health today.  We are open and excited for sparring & sparring drills class!  See you at the dojang!

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January - 15 - 2018
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Many of you that know our family understand that we love to go adventuring.  One Park Ranger referred to it as Family Expeditions.  We enjoy hiking, climbing mountains, kayaking, camping and pretty much anything that you can do in nature we like it.  Our most recent family expedition took us right off the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina over the Christmas Holiday. Needless to say, we did lots of hiking at various state parks.  One specific park that we visited was Elk Knob.  It was beautiful.  However, we had to push ourselves through snow, slush and a challenging climb  [ Read More ]

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January - 8 - 2018
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Don’t wait until the last minute.  Be in class and practice to make sure you are ready to put on a stellar performance at your exam.

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January - 8 - 2018
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Did you write down your goals yet?  If you have, then you are ready for this week’s lesson – Action. Most goals have a shelf life of 48 hrs.  By posting them in a visible location and reading them daily, we will tend to stay on track to reach our goals.  Before we begin putting action toward our goals, we need a plan to reach them.  Do you have one?  If not, develop one immediately so that you will not be spinning your wheels.  Ok, have your plan?  Good.  No more excuses, make the time for yourself to reach your  [ Read More ]

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December - 14 - 2017
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We will have a special 5th Degree Master Promotion and a 3rd Degree Black Belt Promotion this Friday, December 15th (6:30pm) at the dojang.  Congratulations to both Master Joiner and Kyo Sa Nim Duane!  All are welcome to be in attendance to show support.  TANG SOO!!!  

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December - 14 - 2017
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From our family to yours,  we want to wish you a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!  The DuFour family will be out of town from December 16-January 1st.  If you need any assistance, our instructors and staff will assist you.