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Student of the Month

- Allie Raghavan -

Allie Raghavan
Allie Raghavan

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- Studio 116 Gallery Celebrates the Art of Guro Amy with a Showing of her Watercolors -

On Friday, May 1st, 2009, a posthumous showing of the art of Guro Amy Tucci, PAMA's co-founder, took place at Studio 116, located in Quakertown, Pennsylvania. Featuring Guro Amy's numerous Watercolor paintings, the showing highlighted several of the paintings featured on the CD-Rom "Amy Tucci, Watercolors." On that day, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Studio 116 was filled with family, friends and students of Guro Amy joining together to enjoy her art and celebrate her most remarkable life. In attendance at Studio 116 were Sifu Rick, Mr. and Mrs. Race (Guro Amy's parents), Ms. Carol Gross (sister of Guro Amy) and many PAMA students and friends of Guro Amy.

A sampling of Guro Amy's beautiful watercolors.

Click here to see all the pictures taken at the Studio 116.

The showing included a reception featuring the music of harpist Anne Elizabeth Evans. The peaceful ambience of Studio 116 augmented the tasteful exhibition of Guro Amy's watercolor paintings that were displayed at multiple points in the gallery area of Studio 116. Many of the paintings in the showing were done while Guro Amy was in Germany undergoing treatment for cancer. Often times confined to a clinic while in Germany, Guro Amy would paint landscapes drawing upon her mind's eye for inspiration. The paintings are filled with the peaceful loving energy she radiated at that time and she channeled the same into her paintings for all to see and feel.

Also present at the showing for purchase were copies of the CD-Rom "Amy Tucci, Watercolors." The CD-Rom displays Guro Amy's paintings in a collection that serves as a computer screensaver. All proceeds from the sale of CD-Rom at the showing were donated to charitable organizations that were supported by Guro Amy during her lifetime.

We would like to thank Mitch Nur and Michele Randall for hosting this month long art showing of Amy's watercolors. Special thanks to Michele for her vision and the beautiful displays that she created.

Friends, family, and students of Guro Amy enjoy her artwork in the harmonious surroundings of Studio 116.

Click here to see all the pictures taken at the Studio 116.

- Sifu Rick Trains West Windsor's Finest -

Sifu Rick covers standing and ground techniques that officers are likely to encounter in the streets.

Sifu Rick, along with co-trainers Cesar Olavarria and Mike Wolhfert, conducted an 8 hour skill enhancement tactical training course for the West Windsor Tac team. For the security of those involved, we do not want to go into the details of what the training encompassed, but hope that the skills and knowledge that the officers learned will help the team stay safe and perform their duties a little better.

Team members learn to handle problems that arise in real world scenarios.

West Windsor's Tac Team

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- Childrens Testing: 9-13 Year Old Test -

(l-r) Uliyana Volodin and Will Minor
Congratulations to Uliyana Volodin and Will Minor for passing their Black Sash test in the Children's 9-13 Jun Fan/Kali Program. This is an extensive and difficult test involving technique, form, historic and culural knowledge of the arts, and conditioning. Both passed with flying colors and have earned the highest rank in the Chilren's program, joining only a handful of children who have attained this level. Great job!

(l-r) Srishti Roy, Col McLaren, and Tandia McLaren
Also in the month, Srishti Roy, Col McLaren, and Tandia McLaren passed their second level test in the Children's Program, earning their Green Sashes. Congratulations everyone and keep up the good work! We look forward to seeing you in the Intermediate class!

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Sifu Recommends a Book

- The Art of Peace -

The Art of Peace
The Art of Peace,
by Morihei Ueshiba

The inspirational teachings in this collection show that the real way of the warrior is based on compassion, wisdom, fearlessness, and love of nature. The teachings are drawn from the talks and writings of Morihei Ueshiba, founder of the popular Japanese martial art of Aikido, a mind-body discipline he called the "Art of Peace," which offers a nonviolent way to victory in the face of conflict. Ueshiba believed that Aikido principles could be applied to all the challenges we face in life-in personal and business relationships, and in our interactions with society.

This is an expanded version of the original miniature edition that appeared in the Shambhala Pocket Classics series. It features a new introduction by John Stevens, recently translated doka, didactic "poems of the Way," and Ueshiba's own calligraphy.

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Video Technique

VISIT OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL for many great techniques and videos by Sifu Rick.

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Dietary Supplement

- Colloidal Minerals by Progressive Labs -

Colloidal Minerals by Progressive Labs
Colloidal Minerals
by Progressive Labs

It has been found that taking minerals in colloidal form increases their absorption. Contains more than 70 major and trace colloidal minerals. The body's absorption rate of these colloidal minerals is approximately 10 to 12 times greater than elemental minerals taken in tablet or capsule form.

Excerpt from Progressive Labs

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Video/Pictures: Mary Jo Colli, Kurt Komoda, Mike Lee
Stories: Mary Jo Colli, Bernie Dudley, Mike Lee