PTSDA Karate

2500 W Nine Mile Rd | Pensacola, FL 32534 | 850-478-0680 Office Hours: Monday- Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

January - 7 - 2020
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We are excited about the new year and two new changes at the PTSDA Karate. Take a look. New Master & Black Belt Class – Saturdays (10-11am)We are shifting our advanced only class from Monday to Saturday. We feel this adjustment will make the class more accessible to advanced students. If you are a PTSDA Karate Master or Black Belt, we will have a mandatory meeting and class this Sat., Jan 11th. No excuses – Be there. New Black Belt Prep Class – Tuesdays (6:40-7:30pm)This new class will be held on Tuesdays for students that our Green and above. It  [ Read More ]

December - 28 - 2019
Comments Off on Special Schedule Dec 30-Jan2

We hope that you and your family had an enjoyable Christmas. Kyo Sa Nim Dufour has surprised me with a few days away with the family in the mountains. Below is the special schedule for this week. *Mon., Dec 30th – Review Class Tiny Tigers w/ Ms Anna (4:20pm), Mrs. Ryder & any other Blue Belt or Higher to help students at 5 & 5:50pm class. No 6:40pm class *Tues, Dec 30th & Wed,. Jan 1st CLOSED *Thurs., Jan 2nd Review Class ALL RANKS 5:30-6:30pm Only. No Morning Class *Sat., Jan 4th – Sparring (9am), Forms & Breaking (10am) We  [ Read More ]

December - 16 - 2019
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As many of you probably did growing up, my Christmas list was in full swing by this time of year. It’s very normal to just think about ourselves. Thankfully, my parents taught me to think outside myself and give. Often times, the giving was more about time and love. Here are a few examples of what we did. 1. Visit others – We would go visit retirement homes or hospitals to brighten their day. The look of pure gratitude on their faces is forever ingrained in my mind. 2. Make a Card – We would make cards to send to  [ Read More ]

December - 2 - 2019
Comments Off on Belt Promotions & Christmas Party

It’s almost here! Our Belt Promotions & Christmas Party will be held at the Beulah Freewill Baptist Church on Fri., Dec 13 (6pm). After the promotions, we will have our annual potluck dinner and party in the fellowship hall. A sign up sheet is now available in the main area of the dojang. For those that want to participate, we will also have a gift exchange ($10). We look forward to seeing you and your family at this exciting event!

December - 2 - 2019
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How did you do with your goals in 2019? Did you achieve all or most of them? As we steadily move toward 2020, why not start now in setting some smart goals. First, what makes a goal SMART? Glad you asked. S – Specific M – MeasurableA – AccountableR – RealisticT – Timeline Once you’ve set your smart goals, here are my top three tips to help you achieve them.1. Read it Daily – Put your goals on your mirror, fridge, etc. 2. Plan for Success – Develop a realistic game plan that will help you achieve your goal.3. Small  [ Read More ]

November - 19 - 2019
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We are excited about Thanksgiving Break starting next week.  With the Dufour family being out of town, we will have a special open class schedule so our members can come to the dojang to practice on their skills.  Our Tiny Tigers will have a guest teacher, Ms Anna, on Mon & Wed.  Here is the schedule for the week. Mon., Nov 25 – 5:30-6:30pm Tues., Nov 26  5:30-6:30pm Wed., Nov 27  5:30-6:30pm

November - 4 - 2019
Comments Off on ***Sparring Gear Flash $ale***

If you need sparring gear, you won’t want to miss this sale. Get an entire Century Sparring Gear Set (Headgear, Mouth guard & Case, Hands, Feet, Mesh Bag) for only $80. Hurry! Sale ends this Wednesday, November 6th.

November - 4 - 2019
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Living on purpose feels fantastic. When you wake up in the morning with a bounce or shuffle in your step, you know why you are here. It’s a great feeling. Do you have it? Some people don’t have purpose and it’s not a fun way to live. Discovering our purpose in life can be easy for some while challenging for others. Here are a few quick tips to help you find more purpose in your daily life. What’s Your Gift? I believe all of us are born with a gift. What is your gift? What comes naturally to you? Discovering  [ Read More ]

November - 1 - 2019
Comments Off on Important Testing Reminders

As we close in on testing, we we want to make sure you have all the information to prepare. You MUST Qualify Before Testing Attend our Pre-Test on October 30 and/or Nov 5.   Pre-Testing is our system to make sure that a student is actually ready to test.  To qualify, a student must demonstrate EFFORT and SHOW THAT THEY KNOW IT. Testing Date/Time Options Once a student qualifies at our Pre-Test, they will registration online.  For your convenience, color belts will have two options. Green – Blue Belt Exam – Nov 14 (3pm) or Nov 15 (6pm) White – Orange  [ Read More ]

October - 28 - 2019
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Have you ever walked into a room with full intention of doing something, and you completely went blank? Being distracted seems to be a common theme these days. Our body is moving in one direction while our mind is headed in another. One of our many goals in the martial arts is to concentrate in such a way that our mind and body are working as one. (Drum Roll Please) How do we improve our focus? Glad you asked. Here are a few quick tips to get you in the zone. Write It Down I can be just as scattered  [ Read More ]