July 2008 Newsletter

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

Student of the Month

- Sam Decavalcante -

Sam Decavalcante
Sam Decavalcante

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- Jun Fan 4 and 8 Month Tests -

(left) Ray Alcantara and Peter von Kaenel, (right) Tony Arias

This past month, both Ray Alcantara and Peter von Kaenel passed their 4 Month Jun Fan test. Also, Tony Arias passed his 8 Month test and now joins intermediate class. Congratulations guys!

- Kids Testing: 9-13 Year Old Black Sash Test -

(left) Aubrey receives her blash sash, (right) Aubrey demonstrates excellent form

We would like to congratulate Aubrey Mulford for passing her Black Sash test. Aubrey passed this rigorous test with flying colors. Her hard work and dedication to her training has paid off. Aubrey is the first female student in PAMA's history to receive this honor. Way to go Aubrey!

- Kids Testing: 9-13 Year Old -

(l-r) Srishti Roy, Tandia McLaren, Nikita Volodin,
Col McLaren, Rosalind Stengle
This month was a busy month for kids tests. Srishti Roy, Tandia McLaren, and Col McLaren all passed their first test in the Kids 9-13 Program, earning their Gold Sashes. Also passing were Nikita Volodin and Rosalind Stengle who earned their Orange Sashes (awarded to graduates of the 6-8 Kids Program who have previously tested).

Sifu Recommends a Book

- Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives -

Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives
Way of the Peaceful Warrior:
A Book That Changes Lives
Synopsis from book's website:

This NEW edition of one of the most beloved spiritual sagas of our time contains hundreds of revisions by the author. It also includes a new Afterword that tells the story behind the book-how it was born, "died," then rose from its ashes to become a word-of-mouth bestseller that continues to inspire millions of men and women of all ages in 22 languages worldwide.

Blending fact and fiction, the story relates an odyssey into realms of light and shadow, romance, and mystery. Guided by an eccentric old warrior named Socrates, drawn to an elusive young woman called Joy, Dan moves toward a final confrontation that will deliver or destroy him.

This classic tale, told with heart and humor, speaks to the peaceful warrior in each of us, moving readers to laughter and tears -- even to moments of illumination -- as they rediscover life's larger meaning and purpose. Join Dan on the peaceful warrior's path. Find out why this book has changed lives.

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Video Technique

- Learn a Technique from Sifu Rick -

Sifu crashes in on a jab and executes a quarter beset.

Video 1: regular speed - slow motion

Sifu demonstrates a beset to the outside of the body after entering in on the jab.

Video 2: regular speed - slow motion

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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, Kurt Komoda, Mike Lee
Stories: Mary Jo Colli, Mike Lee