May 2006 Newsletter

- Student of the Month - Recommended Book - Events - Testing - Video Technique - Upcoming Events - Dietary Supplement -

Student of the Month

- Yemi Okuseinde -


Yemi Okuseinde

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Sifu Recommends a Book

- Bruce Lee: Artist of Life -

Bruce Lee: Artist of Life
Bruce Lee: Artist of Life,
by Tuttle Publishing

Bruce Lee was an intense man with such sheer concentration of energy that no one who encountered him, on screen or in person, could help but be drawn to him and his enthusiasm for life and knolwedge. A voracious and engaged reader, Lee wrote extensively, synthesizing the thought of East and West into a unique personal philosophy or self-discovery. Bruce Lee, Artist of Life explores the development and fruition of Bruce Lee's thought about gung fu, philosophy, psychology, poetry, jeet kune do, acting and self-knowledge... (excerpt from back cover)

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Events

- Welcome Home Celebration For Guro Amy Tucci -

On Saturday, April 15, a beautiful spring evening, PAMA family and friends gathered to warmly celebrate Guro Amy Tucci's return from Germany. Everyone was so happy to see her again, welcoming her back with lots of hugs as soon as she came in! As usual, the PAMA family generously brought all kinds of delicious appetizers, entrees, and desserts for everyone to enjoy. And of course, no PAMA celebration would be complete without a rollicking musical performance by Sifu Rick, Russ Kiernan, and Ken Brunson. Guro Amy sat in to rock on the drums for a few songs. As a finale, everyone joined in for the performance of Paul Simon's "Late in the Evening." Undoubtedly, everyone had a wonderful time, joyfully celebrating with Guro Amy late into the evening!


Click here to see all the photos taken this evening.


Click here to see all the photos taken this evening.


Click here to see all the photos taken this evening.


Click here to see all the photos taken this evening.


- Sifu Rick Featured in Martial Arts Illustrated, Britain's Number 1 Martial Arts Magazine -

MA Illustrated
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Check out the April edition of Martial Arts Illustrated for a great article written by London's Laurence Sandum (see March Feature). Grab a copy while it's still on newstands!

- Communiversity -

On April 29, 2006, PAMA held a martial arts demonstration during the Communiversity Fair in downtown Princeton. The weather was beautiful and the turnout was great. This year the demo interweaved martial arts performed by 6-8 year olds, 9-13 year olds, and adults. Arts, including Jun Fan kickboxing, Kali, mixed martial arts (MMA), and Thai boxing, were shown. The 6-8 year olds demonstrated beautifully their Gung Fu in the Sil Lim Tao form. The 9-13 year olds showed their Jun Fan kickboxing skills and double olisi (stick) training. The kids did great and we are proud of them. There was a mixed martial arts match between Kurt Komoda and Ben Brophy. It was a great fight, filled with reversals and multiple takedowns, which amused the crowd. Bernie, the judge, called it a tie in the end. The adults demonstrated numerous areas of Kali, including staff, double stick, stick and dagger, and single dagger. The demo concluded with the ferocious art of Thai boxing. Everyone had a great time and the crowds loved it! Great job, guys!


Click here to see all the photos taken at Communiversity.


Click here to see all the photos taken at Communiversity.


Click here to see all the photos taken at Communiversity.


Click here to see all the photos taken at Communiversity.


The PAMA Communiversity Team

- Fit Fest at Princeton University -

PAMA once again participated in Princeton University's Fit Fest. There was a booth at the event as a promotion of fitness to the campus community. Instructors Neil Acevedo and Mary Jo Colli gave a demonstration as well as instructed a workshop.


PAMA Instuctors Mary Jo Colli and Neil Acevedo on stage at Princeton University

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Testing

- 12 Month Jun Fan Test -

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(left) Greg fighting through his rounds,
(right) Greg, center, pictured with Sam and Greg, two other new Level 2 students

Congratulations to Greg Smith for overcoming an eye injury and passing his Level 2 Jun Fan test. Great job!

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Video Technique

- Learn a Technique from Sifu Rick -

Sifu Rick defends against a round kick, then enters trapping range, and finishes with an Attack by Combination in kickboxing range.

Video 1: regular speed - slow motion

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Upcoming Events

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Dietary Supplement

- Del-Immune V™ -

Del-Immune V
Del-Immune V™

What is Del-Immune V™?

Nature's way to a healthier immune system.

Our intestinal tract is home to 70% of the immune system. Lactic acid bacteria (lactobacillus) present in the intestine plays an active and important role in the regulation, development, and processing of our immune system.

Lactic acid bacteria within our intestine are digested to produce cell wall fragments that initiate the process for stimulating the body's natural immune response. The reason for this response is due to proteins and other biological substances that are contained within the cell walls (see electron microsopic views of actual cell wall fragments). The immune system does not respond to the presence of whole lactic acid bacteria until digestion occurs and cell wall fragments are produced. This is the process for the natural immune response.

Each capsule of Del-Immune V® contains 2+billion cell wall fragments of lactobacillus rhamnosus (found naturally in the intestine) to immediately and naturally launch the work of the immune system.... natures way!

Information taken from Del-Immune V™ website

Visit the Del-Immune V™ site for more information.

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Credits:
Video/Pictures: Mary Jo Colli, Mike Lee, Amy Tucci
Stories: Neil Acevedo, Mary Jo Colli, Mike Lee, Lisa Melendez, Ray Ng