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

Student of the Month

- Joe Calzada -

Joe Calzada
Joe Calzada

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- Teacher Appreciation Month -

Here are some of pictures of the beautiful and heartfelt offerings that students brought in during October's Teacher Appreciation Month to thank and celebrate Sifu Rick and all of his teachers who have brought the arts we study to us. Sifu would like to thank everyone for their warm thoughts on how martial arts and PAMA have benefitted their lives.

- PAMA 5th Annual Vacation Photo Contest Winners -

Once again, the 5th Annual PAMA Vacation Photo contest brought in many more creative and unique submissions. Thanks for all those who participated and congratulations to the winners!

As voted on by fellow PAMA students, the awards go to:


Idir and Ines Aitsahalia
Most Exotic/Adventurous

Sony Chacko
Runner Up

Max Ramsey

- Gear up for the Holidays! -

Finally get what you really need and want for the Holidays!

The Holidays are right around the corner. PAMA is here to make your loved ones holiday shopping easy! Click here to check out the PAMA wish list. It is very simple to print and fill it out. See the Pro Shop staff or instructors for assistance or questions that you may have. Also we offer Gift Certificates. They always do the trick, and are good for merchandise as well as private lessons.

As the holidays approach it is better to give than to receive. Give family members and friends the gift of self-development and self-defense with a PAMA gift certificate! Also, we offer Certificates for a FREE trial class, these make great stocking stuffers and are available at NO COST. See Max in the Pro-Shop to collect.

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- Childrens Testing: 6-8 Year Old Test -

(left) Jahmil Alvarez, Isaiah Warris, Trinity Pelina, (right) Spencer Stengle

Congratulations to Spencer Stengle, Jahmil Alvarez, Trinity Pelina, Isaiah Warris. Jahmil, Trinity, and Isaiah showed that hard work and tenacity pay off , by passing their Gold Sash level 1 test in the 6-8 year old Children's Class. Spencer's performance reflected his years of dedication as he earned his Blue Sash (Level 3) by demonstrating a solid knowledge of the curriculum, as well as terminology, lineage and some history of JKD. Good Job!

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Sifu Recommends a Book

- The Tao of Power -

The Tao of Power
The Tao of Power,
translated by R. L. Wing
Excerpt from back cover:

In ancient times a daring and independent thinker, Lao Tzu, presented to his world a collection of strategies and attitudes designed to bring true power and influence to leaders, and personal freedom to those whom they led. His book, the Tao Te Ching - The Tao of Power - has remained in print for 2,500 years and has been translated more frequently than any other classic except the Bible.

The Tao of Power blends the principles of management, physics, and evolution together with the cultural and philosophical insights of the Eastern mind. Accompanying the text are a series of Personal Power Approaches that help the reader tap into the secrets of the Tao. For today's reader The Tao of Power is a tool for enhancing interpersonal relationships and integrating into life the enduring qualities of leadership that Lao Tzu gave to China's rulers.

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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

- Folic Acid -

Folic Acid
Folic Acid
by Bio-Tech Pharmacal

Vitamin B9 also called Pteroylglutamic Acid, Folate, or Folacin, is a vitamin of the B complex group that is essential for the metabolic processes going on in our body. In humans, folic acid is necessary for the synthesis of nucleic acids and the formation of heme, the pigmented, iron-carrying component of the hemoglobin in red blood cells. A deficient intake of folic acid can impair the maturation of young red blood cells, resulting in folic-acid-deficiency anemia.

Folic acid may also play a role in protecting against some forms of cancer and heart disease. Decreased blood levels of folic acid are associated with an increased risk of colon cancer in women.1 Long-term supplementation with folic acid from a multivitamin has been found in one large population study to be associated with a reduced risk of colon cancer.

Excerpt from http://www.vitamins-nutrition.org

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