March 2008 Newsletter

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

Student of the Month

- Lee Feldstein -

Lee Feldstein
Lee Feldstein

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- School Back in Session -

For the fourth year, PAMA returns to Princeton University. This semester's curriculum will include kicks, punches, and trapping as well as an oppurtunty to learn and practice Bruce Lee's theories.

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- Jun Fan 4 and 8 Month Tests -

(l-r) Vince Hohn, Cameron Erdogan,
Matt Panfilli and Elizabeth Jenner

Vince Hohn, Cameron Erdogan, Matt Panfilli and Elizabeth Jenner have all passed their 8 Month tests in Jun Fan, making them eligible for the intermediate class. Great work and see you in class!

- Kids Testing: 6-8 Year Old -

(l-r) Alexandra Bell and Matthew Haumann

Congratulations to Alexandra Bell and Matthew Haumann! Alexandra and Matthew worked hard to pass their Gold Sash (first level) test in our 6-8 year old Children's Program. Good Job!

Sifu Recommends a Book

- The Art of Happiness at Work -

The Art of Happiness at Work
The Art of Happiness at Work,
by The Dalai Lama and
Howard Cutler
Excerpt from the publisher:

For the first time since The Art of Happiness, His Holiness the Dalai Lama has teamed up with psychiatrist Howard Cutler to continue the discussion about what makes life meaningful.

In conversations with the Dalai Lama over the past several years, Howard Cutler has asked the questions we all want answered about how to find happiness in the place we spend most of our time -- work. Beginning with the basic need to find satisfaction in our careers, Dr. Cutler questions His Holiness about the nature of work. In psychiatry and according to the Dalai Lama, our motivation for working determines our level of satisfaction. The Art of Happiness at Work explores these three levels of focus:

  • Survival: focus on salary, stability, food and clothing
  • Career: focus on advancement
  • Calling: focus on work as a higher purpose

Dr. Cutler walks us through the Dalai Lama's reasoning so that we may know how to apply his wisdom to daily life. The Art of Happiness at Work is an invaluable source of strength and peace for anyone who earns a living.

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Video Technique

- Learn a Technique from Sifu Rick -

Sifu defends a jab with a woang pak biu jee followed by a lop sao to clear the obstruction.

Video 1: regular speed - slow motion

A reverse angle view of the bo pai off the rear hand.

Video 2: regular speed - slow motion

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Dietary Supplement

- PhosSerine Complex (Phosphatidylserine) by Allergy Research Group -

PhosSerine Complex  (Phosphatidylserine)
PhosSerine Complex (Phosphatidylserine)
by Allergy Research Group

Phosphatidylserine is a phospholipid found in all cells, but is most concentrated in brain cells. This familiarly-called "brain nutrient" supports cognitive function, emotional well-being and behavioral performance by restoring cell membrane composition. It has also been shown to support memory. In a double blind placebo controlled multicenter study of 425 individuals, daily supplementation of phosphatidylserine over six months resulted in statistically significant support of behavioral and cognitive parameters. In another six-month study of 40 individuals, phosphatidylserine supplementation enhanced cerebral metabolism and outcomes of cognitive training. These findings are consistent with earlier studies. In a placebo- controlled investigation of 149 subjects, the group receiving phosphatidylserine scored higher than placebo in performance tests related to memory tasks of daily life. In a trial of 35 subjects, those receiving phosphatidylserine exhibited behavioral support after six months.

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