May 2007 Newsletter

- Student of the Month - Visiting Student Profile - Events - Junior Assistants Program - Testing - Recommended Book - Video Technique - Announcements - Dietary Supplement -

Student of the Month

- Liam Kiernan -

Liam Kiernan

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Visiting Student Profile

- David Bertrand -

David Bertrand

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- Communiversity 2007 -

The PAMA Kids and Juniors lead off the show.

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This years Communiversity festivities were held on April 21st in Princeton directly in front of the Princeton Library. Huge crowds gathered to watch as our PAMA kids led off the festivities with the Sil Lum Tao and basic kicks and punches led by Aubrey Mulford and Albert Su. We then flew in to high gear as both the 6-8 year old group and the 9-13 years olds showed off their Jun Fan kickboxing skills. The crowd was then was further wowed by the 9-13 year old Kali stick work.

Kali: Single stick and Jun Fan Trapping

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Mike Lee and Mary Jo Colli led the adult intro which focused on a barrage of martial arts represented at PAMA including Jun Fan, Kali, and Muay Thai. The adults blew the crowd away with their Jun Fan skills followed by the intense Jun Fan juniors. Kali was then represented by all in double stick, single stick, and stick and dagger. To finish off the festivities with a bang we had a Mike & Mike demonstration of Action Flex Stick sparring with safety gear. Lee and Wolfort went to town as the crowd cheered them on.

PAMA Communiversity Team: Kids and Juniors/Adults

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Thank you to all the PAMA student who participated and did a fantastic job representing our school. Also much thanks to our seasoned MC, B Diddy (Bernie Dudley).

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Video Clips from Communiversity
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- Garaguso Karate Welcomes Sifu Rick -

(left) Participants practice basic single stick drills. (right) Sifu shows some of the weapons of the Philippines.

On April 21, Sifu Rick taught a Filipino Martial Arts seminar hosted by Garaguso Karate, located in Williamstown, NJ. Garaguso Karate, specializing in Soo Bahk Do Moo and Brazilian Jujitsu, wanted to add a new dimension to their training, and invited Sifu Rick down to teach over 40 participants of all ages, backgrounds, and experience, to cover the various aspects of weaponry found in the Filipino Martial Arts.

(left) Students look on a Sifu teaches a disarm. (right) Q & A session.

Participants covered basic theory, angles, and footwork, and progressed to more complicated siniwalli drills, single stick drills, disarms against the stick and knife, and kali empty hands. The five hour seminar was very comprehensive and by the end, everyone was starting to look familar and comfortable with the weapons. Thanks to Lee Stewart and Mr. Garaguso for having us.

Garaguso Filipino Martial Art Seminar

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Juniors Program

- Introducing the new Junior Assistants Program -

Junior Assistants
Pictured (l-r): Matt Panfilli, Tony Arias,
Jeff Mulford

PAMA would like to introduce the first ever Junior Assistants program. The members of the program include Tony Arias, Liam Kiernan, Jeff Mulford, and Matt Panfilli. All are recent graduates within the past year into the PAMA adult's program and were Black Belts in the children's program of which they were all members for several years.

These dedicated students will now have the honor of assisting in the children's classes as a way to bring their own training and understanding to the next level. Congratulations and all the best to these young leaders!

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- Kids Testing: 9-13 Year Old -

(l-r) Albert, Will, Uliyana, and Sunil.

Congratulations to Albert Su, Will Minor, Uliyana Volodin, and Sunil Ramakrisnan for receiving their Green Sashes (3rd Level) in the 8-13 year old kid's program. Each student was tested for their knowledge in Jun Fan Gung Fu, kickboxing, form, and trapping and they all did a wonderful job.

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Sifu Recommends a Book

- Spiritual Dimensions of the Martial Arts -

Spiritual Dimensions of the Martial Arts
Spiritual Dimensions
of the Martial Arts,
by Michael Maliszewski
From the publisher:

Spiritual Dimensions of the Martial Arts is a study of the meditative and religious elements that form the core of the great martial arts traditions. Unsurpassed in scope and detail, the book covers the spiritual beliefs and the practices of the fighting arts of India, China, Korea, Japan, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Brazil, and the United States. Subjects discussed include Bruce Lee's unique views on spirituality and meditation, rituals used to induce altered states of consciousness in Indonesian Pencak-Silat, the unusual relationship of Korea's Hwarang warriors to Mahayana Buddhism, the importance of Buddhist ritual in Muay Thai, the role of African mystic beliefs and Christianity in the practice of Capoeira, spiritual practices in the Filipino martial arts, the significance of Zen and esoteric Buddhism to the Samurai, the relationship of Indian martial arts to Yoga, the impact of Daoist concepts on the Chinese martial arts, and psychological development and martial arts training.

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Video Technique

- Learn a Technique from Sifu Rick -

Sifu Rick demonstrates a woang pak biu jee combined with a jeet tek to counter the jab, followed by a trapping series and attack by combination.

Video 1: regular speed - slow motion

Sifu disarms an angle #1 strike using the inside deflection to a snake.

Video 2: regular speed - slow motion

- Learn a Technique from Guro Amy -

Guro Amy enters into a rear choke after trapping the hands.

Video 1: regular speed - slow motion

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- Intermediate Jun Fan -

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Dietary Supplement

- P5P by Pure Encapsulations -

P5P by Pure Encapsulations
P5P by Pure Encapsulations

*Pyridoxal-5'-phosphate (P5P) is the active metabolite of pyridoxine and is the predominant form of plasma B6. P5P is required for proper absorption of B12 and magnesium, and for the production of gastric HCl. It is an important coenzyme in the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins, and the elongation of essential fatty acids. It is required for the production of antibodies and red blood cells. P5P facilitates the release of glycogen (used in energy production) from the liver and muscles. In addition, P5P helps maintain the balance of sodium and potassium, which regulates body fluids and promotes the healthy functioning of the nervous and musculoskeletal systems.

Excerpt taken from Pure Encapsulations.

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