March 2007 Newsletter
Student of the Month
- Diane Telencio -
What is your profession and personal background?
I work for the State of New Jersey as a Program Administrator. My background includes working with Federal energy cash assistance programs. My interest in government service began when I was enrolled in the University of Pennsylvania's Masters Program in Government Administration.
What first turned you on to martial arts and what made you chose to make it a part of your life?
I have always been interested in the martial arts. I began training in Tang Soo Do about 17 years ago. Since then I have also trained in Tae Kwon Do, Shotokan and Brazilian Jujitsu. Initially, I began training as a diversion from school projects; I thought of training as a sort of recreation. However, after training for a time, the martial arts became much more a part of my life and a serious focal point.
How did you first hear about PAMA and what was your motivation for coming to PAMA?
I first heard of PAMA when I was training in Tang Soo Do. My friend suggested we participate in a Thai boxing Seminar being held by PAMA. It was at the seminar that I learned of the various styles of martial arts that were taught at PAMA.
I decided to start training at PAMA about 5 years ago. The variety of martial arts systems offers a unique opportunity to cross train.
What do you most enjoy about your training? And which arts?
Currently, I enjoy training in Kali and Silat. These arts offer a variety of skills that can be carried over to other forms of martial arts. The outstanding level of instruction at PAMA led by Sifu make it easy to see how the different styles relate to each other. The training methods set high standards which result in greater skill levels.
What are your goals you hope to achieve through martial arts?
My goal is to continue training and increase my level of conditioning and skills. Also, I plan to attend grappling classes to complement my training in Kali and Silat.
Sifu Recommends a Book
- Immortal Combat: Portrait of a True Warrior -
A complete overview of all aspects of combat, from the primitive to the cutting-edge, Immortal Combat uses Bruce Lee's life and work as a martial artist to examine the crucial differences between the soldier and the warrior. It draws an analogy between the ambitions of the competitive, ego-driven martial sportsman, typified by the career of karate champion Joe Lewis, and the spiritual aims of the martial artist, personified by the life of Morehei Ueshiba, the founder of aikido. Bruce Lee represents the man torn between his ambitions and his art, who somehow has to reconcile the two. The book argues that the path of the martial artist is that of self-mastery and self-knowledge, while the ambition of the martial sportsman is to set himself above and apart from others. This thought-provoking read moves beyond the popular image of Bruce Lee as an action hero, placing his life and legacy in a deeper context.
- Kids Testing: 9-13 Year Old -
Congratulations goes to Emily and Daniel Espinosa for passing their yellow sash test in the kids program. Great job on your first test! Keep up the hard work!
- Learn a Technique from Sifu Rick -
Sifu Rick enters on a jab-cross, performs an outside sweep and neck wrench.
Sifu Rick demonstrates putting his opponent into the "stocks" position to create neck lock.
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Video/Pictures: Mary Jo Colli, Mike Lee
Stories: Mary Jo Colli, Mike Lee