July 2006 Newsletter

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

Student of the Month

- Will Fogler -

Will Fogler

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Sifu Recommends a Book

- The Alchemist -

The Alchemist
The Alchemist,
by Paulo Coelho

Here's a fresh twist to your summer - a refreshing, simply-told tale of a shepherd journeying through the heated lands of Spain and cool nights of the Moroccan desert. Through tests of wit, tenacity, and pure determination, a young boy learns to draw upon his inner strength to realize a dream of finding the ultimate treasure. His only tools are a few small stones that a wise man handed him to be used only in dire situations. Discover for yourself what rewards await him and you as you engage in the soul searching process with the main character.

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- The Legends Camp -

On June 9-11 PAMA assistant instructors Mike Lee and Mary Jo Colli once again attended the Legends Camp at the famous Inosanto Academy of Martial Arts in Los Angeles. Celebrated Instructors Dan Inosanto, Chai Sirisute, Francis Fong, and Jean Jacques Machado lead sessions in the arts of Kali/Silat/Jun Fan JKD, Thai Boxing, Wing Chun, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Kuen Kru Mike Lee and Kru Mary Jo Colli pictured with Ajarn Chai Sirisute

Both were very proud to represent PAMA at the event that attracts participants worldwide. It is always a pleasure to participate in the camp with 10 hours of training a day. Both Kuen Kru Mike and Kru Mary Jo assisted Ajarn Chai and helped the students with the various Muay Thai drills. It is always quite an honor to see and experience these Legends in person.

- PAMA is ready to go on Vacation again! -

Back by popular demand! Make it a tradition and take PAMA with you on vacation again this year. Given the overwhelming amount of responses last year we are going to have even more fun this summer with another PAMA T-shirt competition. Bring your PAMA T-shirt or jacket with you on vacation along with your camera. Take a picture with your PAMA clothes in some original, exotic, or scenic place. Bring in your pictures to PAMA by no later than September 15th for a chance to win prizes including items from the pro-shop. Everyone will get a chance to vote on their favorites. Don't miss out and don't forget to put in some extra training so that you look good in your bathing suit!

A Sample Entry


- Kids Sash Testing -

Sunil Ramakrishnan (left) and Will Minor (right)

On June 3, 2006, PAMA initiated the first Orange Sash test for Kid's Jun Fan. The Orange Sash is a new sash level between Gold and Green. Sunil Ramakrishnan and William Minor tested under the new test requirements, which included the Jun Fan kickboxing and trapping, with the newly added Kali requirement. The Kali portion required the proper execution of the Heaven 6 Sinawali drill. Sunil and Will tested with energy and did great. Congratulations to Sunil and Will on their newly awarded Orange Sashes! Keep up the good work!

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Video Technique

- Learn a Technique from Sifu Rick -

Sifu demonstrates a counter to a grab and an entry into a rear choke from the double pak sao.

Video 1: regular speed - slow motion

Video 2: regular speed - slow motion

- Learn a Technique from Guru Amy -

Guru Amy demonstrates a Lameco drill, defending against the high thrust.

Video 1: regular speed - slow motion

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Upcoming Events

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Dietary Supplement

- Pantothenic Acid -

Pantothenic Acid
Pantothenic Acid by NutriCology

Pantothenic acid and biotin are water-soluble vitamins, which means that they cannot be stored by the body and must be replenished every day. They are used for the breakdown and utilization by the body of food and are part of the B vitamin complex. Pantothenic acid is essential for the metabolism of food. It is essential in the synthesis of hormones and cholesterol. Cholesterol is needed by the body for the proper functioning of its cells' membranes, particularly in the brain. Biotin is essential for the metabolism of proteins and carbohydrates (like the other B vitamins), and in the synthesis of hormones and cholesterol.

To learn more about Pantothenic Acid please visit the MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia website, a service of the US National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.

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Video/Pictures: Mary Jo Colli, Mike Lee, Amy Tucci
Stories: Mary Jo Colli, Mike Lee