June 2007 Newsletter

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

Student of the Month

- Boris Volodin -

Boris Volodin (Pictured with his children in PAMA kids program)

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- PAMA is ready to go on Vacation again! -

PAMA announces its third annual photo content. Take PAMA with you on vacation again. Given the overwhelming amount of responses over the past years 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!

Last years winner for Most Creative photo

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- Kids Testing: 6-8 Year Old -

(l-r) Gregory Smith and Rosalind Stengle

Congratulations to Rosalind Stengle and Gregory Smith on passing their Sash test in the 6-8 year old Jun Fan program! Rosalind passed her very first test and earned her Gold Sash. Gregory, a veteran of the class, deserves special mention in earning his Black Sash Test. Through patience and hard work, he passed tests of skill, knowledge, strength and endurance and earned one of the few Black Sashes awarded in the 6-8 Children's program.

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Sifu Recommends a Book

- Pencak Silat: Through My Eyes -

Pencak Silat: Through My Eyes
Pencak Silat: Through My Eyes,
by Herman Suwanda
Excerpt from back cover:

This is a complete presentation of the principles and applications of one of the most effective martial arts styles, written by one of the most sought-after Silat masters of all time, the late Herman Suwanda. The book explores the art and science of the Indonesian combat method. There is a detailed breakdown of the offensive and defensive skills used in Pencak Silat, and the tactical elements of timing, distance, rhythm, cadence, and tempo. The unique principles and techniques of Silat as taught by the late Herman Suwanda are fully described in this authoritative book. It is a true gem by one of the legendary masters of Pencak Silat.

Pendekar Herman Suwanda made his journey to America from the remote villages and jungles of Indonesia. Only after his arrival in America would the public learn more about Indonesia and its rich martial art culture. Pendekar Herman opened the doors to the world about Pencak Silat and became one of the leading authorities on many different systems of Indonesian fighting martial arts. He had the true "Eye of the Tiger," but also had the heart of a lion. He was a man with the ability to talk to and communicate with thousands of people through his art and his physical ability. He will always serve as a perfect role model.

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Sifu Recommends a Video

- Kali: Means to Scrape -

Kali: Means to ScrapeKali: Means to Scrape
Kali: Means to Scrape, by Kombat Instruments Ltd.
(Written/Directed by Nick Papadakis)
Excerpt from back cover:

A documentary on the culture of the blade in the Philippines.

Kali: Means to Scrape shows the reality of men who fight with blades and the culture that surrounds it.

What is revealed is their strength, their brutality, and their humanity.

The documentary explores how men have taken their means of survival and forged it into a higher art.

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Video Technique

- Learn a Technique from Sifu Rick -

Sifu disarms an angle #1 strike on sector 2.

Video 1: regular speed - slow motion

Sifu disarms an angle #1 strike on sector 4.

Video 2: regular speed - slow motion

- Learn a Technique from Guro Amy -

Guro Amy enters into an arm bar off of a double pak sao.

Video 1: regular speed - slow motion

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Dietary Supplement

- One Daily by Innate Response -

 One Daily by Innate Response
One Daily by Innate Response

One Daily I was crafted to provide a balanced spectrum of 100% whole food vitamins and minerals in a convenient one tablet per day formula. This formula is highly recommended for patients whom have difficulty complying with a multi-dosage foundational formula. One Daily I & II are both suitable to be taken in conjunction with botanical medicines and/or additional nutritional supplements. One Daily II is formulated without the inclusion of iron.

The proteolytic plant enzymes amylase, protease, bromelain and papain were included in the formula to further facilitate utilization of the formula. The inclusion of plant enzymes is particularly helpful for individuals with impaired digestive function. This formula can be taken on an empty stomach or with food.

Excerpt taken from Innate Response.

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