December 2006 Newsletter

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

Student of the Month

- Aleksandr Geldenberg -

Aleksandr Geldenberg

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- PAMA Celebrates Sifu Rick's and Bernie's Birthdays -

In an event which has now become a PAMA tradition, the PAMA Staff and instructors took Sifu Rick and Si Hing Bernie out for dinner to celebrate their November 11th birthdays. A good time was had by all. This leads to the the question, when will Sifu start to age? Sifu's longevity, vitality and energy is an inspiration to us all!

(left) November 11, a special day. Happy Birthday! (right) Sifu opens his gift, an antique seal.

(l) Greg wonders why Dave is so excited by the photo of Borat's bathing suit. (r) Mike & Mike surprised by the paparazzi.

We all gather to wish Sifu and Bernie and very happy birthday.

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Sifu Recommends a Book

- The Weapons and Fighting Arts of Indonesia -

The Weapons and Fighting Arts of Indonesia
The Weapons and Fighting
Arts of Indonesia,
by Donn F. Draeger
Excerpt from book:

The Weapons and Fighting Arts of Indonesia - a profusely-illustrated and well-researched work from renowned scholar and martial arts teacher Donn F. Draeger - provides a comprehensive introduction to the sophisticated forms of empty-hand combat and myriad unique weapons that characterize Indonesian fighting styles. Draeger shows how the forms are related to their mainland cousins, provides a historical context for their development, and describes the combat methods of Menangkabau warriors, Alefuru headhunters, and the Celates pirates. With over 400 illustrations, The Weapons and Fighting Arts of Indonesia is an indispensable addition to any martial artist's library.

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Video Technique

- Learn a Technique from Sifu Rick -

Sifu demonstrates the kali flow drills to a disarm.

Video 1: regular speed - slow motion

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Upcoming Events/Announcements

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Dietary Supplement

- Olivir by Progressive Labs -

            Olivir by Progressive Labs

Olivir is a hydroethanolic processing method using selected extracts of the olive plant, has been developed to produce this product. A natural supplement proven useful for combating a wide range of viral and bacterial infections. Olivir may be a true antiviral since it selectively blocks an entire virus-specific system. It has been shown to directly stimulate phagocytosis, an immune system response in which cells ingest microorganisms and foreign matter and it has no impact on the friendly intestinal microorganisms. One of the components of olive leaf, oleuropein, is reported to be useful for lowering blood pressure, increasing blood flow in the coronary arteries, relieving arrhythmia and preventing intestinal spasms. Positive results and improvements have been reported in herpes, colds, flu, bladder infections, chronic fatigue, allergies, asthma and even vaginal yeast infections.

Excerpt taken from Progressive Labs.

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Video/Pictures: Mary Jo Colli, Kurt Komada, Mike Lee
Stories: Mary Jo Colli, Mike Lee