July 2007 Newsletter

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

Student of the Month

- Sandy Lee -

Sandy Lee

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- PAMA is ready to go on Vacation again! -

When you pack up your bags for vacation don't forget to take PAMA with you! Wear your PAMA T-shirt in a vacation or summer photo. Bring the photo in and you could be a winner in the PAMA photo contest. There are several catagories and the students vote.

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- Kids Testing: 9-13 Year Old -

(left) Victor Bell, Idir Aitsahalia, Liam Arnade-Colwill
(right) Aubrey Mulford

Congratulations to Idir Aitsahalia and Liam Arnade-Colwill for passing their first test in the children's program and receiving their Gold Sashes. Victor Bell, a graduate of the 6-8 year old program, tested for his first sash in the older kid's program and received his Orange Sash.

Also, Aubrey Mulford continued to show her excellence in Jun Fan Gung Fu, kickboxing, form, and trapping and earned a high level Blue Sash.

Great job all.

- Jun Fan: 4 and 8 Month Tests -

(left) Tony Arias, David Bergman, Marcelina Reyes
(right) Matt Foster, Aleksandr Geldenberg, Jason Schar, Tim Dillingham, Sony Chako

Tony Arias, David Bergman, and Marcelina Reyes passed their first test in Jun Fan Gun Fu, the 4 month test. Great job all. Keep up the hard work and we'll see you in a few more months.

Passing the 8 month test, which also enables a student to take the new Intermediate Jun Fan class, are: Matt Foster, Aleksandr Geldenberg, Jason Schar, Tim Dillingham, and Sony Chako. See you all Monday night.

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Sifu Recommends a Book

- A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose -

A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose
A New Earth: Awakening
to Your Life's Purpose,
by Eckhart Tolle
From the Publisher:

Building on the astonishing success of The Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle presents readers with an honest look at the current state of humanity: He implores us to see and accept that this state, which is based on an erroneous identification with the egoic mind, is one of dangerous insanity.

Tolle tells us there is good news, however. There is an alternative to this potentially dire situation. Humanity now, perhaps more than in any previous time, has an opportunity to create a new, saner, more loving world. This will involve a radical inner leap from the current egoic consciousness to an entirely new one.

In illuminating the nature of this shift in consciousness, Tolle describes in detail how our current ego-based state of consciousness operates. Then gently, and in very practical terms, he leads us into this new consciousness. We will come to experience who we truly are--which is something infinitely greater than anything we currently think we are--and learn to live and breathe freely.

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Video Technique

- Learn a Technique from Sifu Rick -

Sifu disarms an angle #1 strike using a switch and hit.

Video 1: regular speed - slow motion

Sifu disarms an angle #1 strike via sector 6.

Video 2: regular speed - slow motion

- Learn a Technique from Guro Amy -

Guro Amy defends a jab by entering into a harimau knee pull (tarik dengkul) then transitioning into a shin break.

Video 1: regular speed - slow motion

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Dietary Supplement

- Calcium, Magnesium, Potasium by Innate Response -

Calcium, Magnesium, Potasium by Innate Response
Calcium, Magnesium,
by Innate Response

Calcium, Magnesium, & Potassium are essential nutrients that are sparse in many diets. It is impossible for a whole food foundational multi vitamin and mineral forumla to supply a sufficient dose of these three vita nutrients, Calcium, Magnesium, & Potassium from Innate Response Formulas™, is the perfect mineral formula to complement all Innate Reponse Formulas™ Multiple Vitamin and Mineral formulas.

CALCIUM (Ca): Calcium is vital to the structure of bones and teeth, contraction of muscles, enzyme activity, regulation of the heart beat, release of neurotransmitters and clotting of the blood. Studies indicate that a moderate potency of calcium in a FoodStateŽ is beneficial to the bones and osteoporosis prevention. Some studies indicate that high calcium intake can contribute to calcium excretion and reduced bone building.

MAGNESIUM (Mg): Magnesium occurs abundantly in nature. However, much is lost in the processing and refining of foods. As a result, low magnesium intake is very common. Magnesium primarily functions in enzyme activation, with participation in more than 300 enzymatic reactions in the body, including the enzymes responsible for the transcription, translation and replication of nucleic acids (RNA and DNA). It plays a critical role in energy production through pathways of carbohydrate, lipid and protein metabolism and in the synthesis of ATP in the mitochondria. Magnesium is important for bone growth, the metabolism of calcium, and the structure and function of the muscles. In the sodium and potassium pump, magnesium is necessary for the active transport of Potassium out of the cells.

POTASSIUM (K+): Potassium is an essential element that functions in the maintenance of electrolyte and osmosis balance. It works to offset the excessive negative charges of organic constituents within the cell. As a component in the production of ATP, potassium also plays a role in the excitability of the nerves and muscles. Potassium is beneficial for the prevention and treatment of hypertension and cardiovascular disease as well as supporting the muscles, kidneys, adrenals and nerve functions.

Excerpt taken from Innate Response.

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