May 2008 Newsletter

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

Student of the Month

- Jason Barcelo -

Jason Barcelo
Jason Barcelo

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Events

- Communiversity 2008 -

On April 26, 2008 the PAMA students performed during the Communiversity festival of the arts in downtown Princeton. The crowd was entertained from beginning to end starting with the PAMA kids showing the Wing Chun form called Sil Lum Tao. The pace then increased when both the 6-8 year old group and the 9-13 years olds showed off their Jun Fan kickboxing skills. The 9-13 year old group then showed some Kali stick work that amazed the crowd of onlookers.


Sifu demonstates knife disarms and throws to the packed crowd.


Blazing double sticks and a Mixed Martial Arts match keep the intensity high.

Click here to see all the pictures taken during Communiversity.

The adults then showcased the martial arts that are trained at PAMA including Jun Fan, Kali, and Muay Thai. The adults followed by the Jun Fan juniors dazzled the crowd with their counters and attacks from Jun Fan kickboxing. 3 of the 12 areas of Kali were then represented (double stick, single stick, and stick and dagger) by various PAMA students. Sifu Rick Tucci then astonished the crowd by showing knife disarms and throws with Mike Lee. An action packed Mixed martial arts match took place between Kurt Komoda and Mike Wolhfert. Then the PAMA students showed their fierce punches and thunderous kicks of Muay Thai. To end the show Mike Lee & Mike Wolhfert had a high paced intense stick sparring match. Lee and Wolhfert gave it their all as the crowd cheered them on.



The PAMA adults, kids, and juniors showcase a variety of skills and excellent form.

Click here to see all the pictures taken during Communiversity.

Thanks to everyone who participated and came out to show their support.


The action never ceases with stomps to the face and rounds on the Thai pads.


Communiversity 2008 Team

Click here to see all the pictures taken during Communiversity.

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Testing

- Jun Fan 4 and 8 Month Tests -


Elena Kosygina

Congratulations to Elena Kosygina for passing her 4 Month test in Jun Fan Gung Fu. Great work and we'll see you in another 4 months.

Sifu Recommends a Video

- PAMA Focuses on Our Environment -

The Future of Food
The Future of Food

There is a revolution happening in the farm fields and on the dinner tables of America -- a revolution that is transforming the very nature of the food we eat.

THE FUTURE OF FOOD offers an in-depth investigation into the disturbing truth behind the unlabeled, patented, genetically engineered foods that have quietly filled U.S. grocery store shelves for the past decade.

From the prairies of Saskatchewan, Canada to the fields of Oaxaca, Mexico, this film gives a voice to farmers whose lives and livelihoods have been negatively impacted by this new technology. The health implications, government policies and push towards globalization are all part of the reason why many people are alarmed by the introduction of genetically altered crops into our food supply.

Excerpt from Lily Films
The 11th Hour
The 11th Hour

Narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, this captivating documentary explores the perilous state of our planet, and the means by which we can change our course. Contributing to this crucial film are noted politicians, scientists and other ambassadors for the importance of a universal ecological consciousness.

The 11th Hour is directed by Nadia Connors and Leila Conners Peterson and features narration from Academy Award® Nominee Leonardo DiCaprio (The Departed, Blood Diamond).

The environmentally friendly DVD packaging is produced with 100% certified renewable resources. A portion of the profits will be donated to Global Green.

Excerpt from Warner Bros. Entertainment

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Video Technique

- Learn a Technique from Sifu Rick -

Sifu demonstrates a take down from the Kari System of Silat.

Video 1: regular speed - slow motion

Sifu utilizes another take down from Kari where he captures both of his opponent's arms.

Video 2: regular speed - slow motion

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Dietary Supplement

- Pantothenic Acid -

Pantothenic Acid
Pantothenic Acid by NutriCology

Also known as vitamin B5, the name pantothenic comes from the Greek word "panthos" which means everywhere. Some refer to pantothenic acid as the "anti-stress" vitamin because the body uses it to produce cortisone and other adrenal hormones that are used up by the adrenal glands during periods of physical or emotional stress. Vitamin B5 functions as a coenzyme to enhance the metabolism of carbohydrates and fats, and is involved in the production of healthy skin, hair, nerves and red blood cells.

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Credits:
Video/Pictures: Mary Jo Colli, Kurt Komoda, Mike Lee, Kerrin Paul
Stories: Mary Jo Colli, Mike Lee, Mike Wolhfert