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Student of the Month

- Mark Yazujian-

Mark Yazujian
Mark Yazujian

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- Ajarn Chai Celebrates His 20th Year at Princeton -

by Glenn Herman

For the 20th consecutive year PAMA hosted a 2-day seminar with Ajarn Chai Sirisute, the President of the Thai Boxing Association of the United States. The Hun School was filled with students from many states eager to experience Ajarn Chai's extraordinary skills and superb teaching ability.

(top) Participants from throughout the Eastern United States come to learn from the Master of Muay Thai
(bottom) Ajarn Chai demonstrates a tight elbow on Sifu Rick

Click here to see all the pictures taken from the Thai Boxing Seminar.

Ajarn Chai opened with the focus on Western boxing skills. Select seminar students had the opportunity to experience Ajarn Chai's hand speed and timing first hand as he fed focus mitts. The seminar continued with proper Thai Boxing stance and footwork, good form for elbows, counter techniques, Muay Thai foot/hand combinations and drills to work on timing. Ajarn Chai's passion and attention to detail makes every seminar a learning experience from novice to full instructor.

(left) Poney Boy and Khru Mary Jo perform their Wai Kru/Ram Muay (right) Poney Boy demonstrates his Muay Thai form

Poney Boy fights through two hard rounds to get in his kicks and knees

Click here to see all the pictures taken from the Thai Boxing Seminar.

This year PAMA had two candidates testing for instructorship, Poney Boy Miller for Apprentice Instructor and Mary Jo Colli for Associate Instructor. Both PAMA students passed their tests as they had trained hard and were well prepared. Congratulations to the newly titled Khru Poney Boy Miller and Khuen Khru Mary Jo Colli!

(left) Ajarn Chai celebrates 20 years at PAMA (right) Participants of the Instructors Workshop

Celebrating a night out with Ajarn Chai

Click here to see all the pictures taken from the Thai Boxing Seminar.

The following Monday night Ajarn Chai held a workshop for the Thai Boxing Association instructors and selected Muay Thai students. The workshop emphasized instructor skills and student teacher interactions under the watchful eye of Ajarn Chai. This workshop gave the students the rare opportunity to improve their teaching skills with individualized feedback from this Muay Thai Legend.

- Fight in the Ring or Just Train Like It! -

Get the Edge. Returning again on Oct 17th, Fight training and attribute development.
Agility, Speed, Reaction, Strength, Timing, and Flexibility will all be emphasized in this class.
Held every Friday at 6:00. All levels are highly recommended.
*There is a nominal charge for this class.

- October Teacher Appreciation Month -

October is Teacher Appreciation Month at PAMA. Traditionally, each student pays their respects by preparing a special gift to their instructor. This customarily includes: flowers, 1 candle and 3 sticks of incense. Officially, October 16th is Teacher's Day, a pratice adopted from Muay Thai (it's also Ajarn Chai's birthday!), however at PAMA it is observed the entire month.

Generous gifts from last years Teacher's Month

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Sifu Recommends a Book

- The Tao of Jeet Kune Do -

The Tao of Jeet Kune Do
The Tao of Jeet Kune Do
by Bruce Lee
The Tao of Jeet June Do is a must have book for every student at PAMA. It contains notes and thoughts that Bruce Lee captured on paper along with some of his many illustrations. As you progress in your martial arts training you will get something new from this book every time you read it. This international best seller includes the philosophy of Jeet Kune Do, mental and physical training, and strategy among other things.

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Video Technique

- Learn a Technique from Sifu Rick -

Sifu defends an entry with a shuddering jeet tek and performs a split entry on a jab. After meeting an obstruction, he counters with a jao sao to a jut sao, then sets up a throw with an elbow and finger jab.

Video 1: regular speed - slow motion

Sifu scoops a rushing side kick and then uses a kick to the leg followed by a kick to the solar plexus to enter into trapping range.

Video 2: regular speed - slow motion

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Dietary Supplement

- Curcumin C3 Complex -

Curcumin C3 Complex
Curcumin C3 Complex
by Pure Prescriptions

This is a unique, patented extract of Curcuma longa root, commonly known as "Turmeric". Turmeric has long been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries, and is a common household remedy in India. The active constituent is known as curcumin. The Pure Prescriptions brand stands apart by using 500 mg of patented Curcumin C3 Complex®, standardized to contain high concentrations of the herb's active ingredients (curcuminoids) with "Nature's Thermonutrient," Bioperine, to guarantee optimum absorption.

Except taken from Pure Prescriptions Website

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Video/Pictures: Mary Jo Colli, Mike Lee, Poney Boy Miller
Stories: Mary Jo Colli, Glenn Herman, Mike Lee