January 2007 Newsletter

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

Student of the Month

- Elizabeth Jenner -

Elizabeth Jenner

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- Holiday Cheer! -

With the holiday spirit in the air, PAMA Staff and Instructors got together for their annual Holiday celebration. Lots of cheer and goodwill were exchanged at Triumph in Princeton. Once again wishes for the New Year include Peace, Health, and Happiness for all!

(left) PAMA staff and instructors enjoying the night. (right) Sifu unwraps his gift.

Guro Amy receives the perfect gift.

Speech time, Mike Wolhfert gives his festive message to all.

Sifu gives inspiring words for 2007 as Chuck and Mike listen on.

Sifu and the PAMA family wish everyone Happy Holidays and a great New Year!!!

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Sifu Recommends a Book

- Zen in the Martial Arts -

Zen in the Martial Arts
Zen in the Martial Arts,
by Joe Hyams
Excerpt from book:

Under the guidance of such celebrated masters as Ed Parker and the immortal Bruce Lee, Joe Hyams vividly recounts his more than 25 years of experience in the martial arts. In his illuminating story, Hyams reveals to you how the daily application of Zen principles not only developed his physical expertise but gave him the mental discipline to control his personal problems -- self-image, work pressure, competition. Indeed, mastering the spiritual goals in martial arts can dramatically alter the quality of your life -- enriching your relationships with people, as well as helping you make full use of all your abilities.

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- Jun Fan 4 and 8 Month Tests -

(left) 4 Month Testers: (l-r) Patrick Weaver, Elizabeth Jenner, Jason Schar, Sandy Lee, Matt Foster, Orlando Skelton
(right) 8 Month Testers: (l-r) Ruben Tungol, Max Wang, Chul Choe

Congratulations to those students who passed their 4 month and 8 month test. The tests that are given are extremely comprehensive, covering all aspects of the Jun Fan curriculum. The students' hard work was evident during the tests. Although testing is not a requirement at PAMA, students are encouraged to do so to assess their knowledge of the arts. Good job and we look forward to your continued progression.

- Kids 6-8 Year Old Sash Testing -

December 9th was a great day for 4 of our younger students as they each moved up to their next sash level in our 6-8 year old program. Emily Minor showed great enthusiasm as she passed her first test to white sash. Nikita Volodin's determination earned him his Green sash. Our two higher level students endured complex drills that tested both their knowledge and physical conditioning. Nicholas Castro moved up to his Blue Sash. Gregory Smith earned his stripe for his sash making his next test the Black Sash test. All of the children have made excellent progress showing great spirit, focus and dedication uncommon in children their age.

(left) Emily and Nikita stand in attention. (right) Nicholas and Gregory demonstrate their kicking form.

(left to right) Nikita Volodin, Emily Minor, Gregory Smith, and Nicholas Castro

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Video Technique

- Learn a Technique from Sifu Rick -

Sifu Rick demonstrates a Silat entry off the jab into a neck break.

Video 1: regular speed - slow motion

- Learn a Technique from Guro Amy -

Guro Amy demonstrates a stick and dagger disarm starting with the switch and hit and then into a hand smash.

Video 1: regular speed - slow motion

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Dietary Supplement

- Inflacain® by Pure Prescriptions -


Specifically formulated to provide relief from body and joint discomfort associated with pro-inflammatory enzymes. Inflacain® features the most comprehensive and effective blend of natural COX-2 inhibitors available. Modern research implicates COX-2 and other enzymes to be a causative factor for excessive inflammation and many degenerative health challenges. This botanical blend provides natural, fast-acting and long-lasting joint relief, while being gentle to the lining of the GI tract.

Excerpt taken from Pure Prescriptions.

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