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Student of the Month

- Sean Kelly -

Sean Kelly
Sean Kelly

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Events

- A Very Special Birthday(s) -- Happy Birthday Sifu Rick and Si Suk Bernie! -

On November 11, PAMA Staff and Instructors enjoyed a special night a Teresa's Cafe, celebrating Sifu Rick and Si Suk Bernie's birthdays. We have a wonderful night of good food and drink along with some great stories and laughs. Sifu, you are an inspiration to us all. We are grateful for everything you have given us and shared over the years.

Si Suk Bernie receives new workout gear.
All of us enjoying a night of stories, laughs, and all around good energy.

- Sifu Rick Celebrates His 21st Year in Sweden -

Sifu Rick returned to Malmo, Sweden for a Seminar on Oct 31st and Nov 1st this year. The host of the seminar and good friend of PAMA, Sifu Dan Johansson of the Martial Arts Alliance, has been training under Sifu Rick since 1988.

There were many returning students this year and it was great to see their progression and improvement over the years. Also, it is always great to see students who are very new to martial arts participate and enjoy the teachings. This year there was a strong emphasis on the Southeast Asian Arts and, as we spoke about, we are watching as the pendulum swings and the martial arts community's interests return to the traditional, effective, and time proven martial arts. This seminar brought out some of the most important fundamental elements of self development necessary for these arts as well as the self actualization that all true martial artists strive for at all levels.

(left) Sifu leads students through knife stroking drills, (right) Students work on their footwork combined with weapons
Sifu demonstrates a standing choke with a stick and then a devastating choke after a takedown.
Click here to see all the pictures taken from the Sweden Seminar.

There was a large portion of the seminar that emphasized Silat, the beautiful but deadly art of Indonesia. This art is so rarely taught and understood at a high level it was a pleasure for all participants to get a glimpse into its complexity and intricate movements. There were many takeaways and Dan was left with the torch to carry and lead Sweden with his knowledge and understanding of Silat.

Sweden holds a very special place in our hearts and this trip was enjoyable on many levels. Thank you Sifu for giving us this opportunity and reigniting our passion once again. As always, thank you Dan for being such a wonderful host!



Silat in its many forms: ground exercises, application, and Sifu leads internal breathing exercises
Click here to see all the pictures taken from the Sweden Seminar.

For information on classes in Malmo and future seminars in Sweden contact Dan Johansson at dan.jkd@glocalnet.net.

Some of the 2009 Seminar Participants
Click here to see all the pictures taken from the Sweden Seminar.

- PAMA Holiday Party -

Greeting PAMA Students,

This is an invitation to join us in our annual PAMA holiday celebration! Spend time with your PAMA family relaxing and socializing outside of class. Bring your favorite edible dish and bottle of cheer, juice, wine or beer. Significant others invited and welcomed.

Children are welcomed with a parent.

Date: Sunday, December 13th
Time: 6:30
Place: PAMA

- Holiday Super Sale! -

Just in time for the holidays. Visit the Pro Shop for exciting holiday deals. Items like the Genuine Thai Leather Shinguards, Thaismai Deluxe Double Focus Mitts, and the always popular PAMA 3-season Flag Jackets are now available for discounted prices. Get them while the specials last!

- 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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Testing

-Jun Fan 4 and 8 Month Tests -


(l-r) Cole Eisenberg, Sean Kelly, Thaddeus Chambers
Congratulations to Cole Eisenberg, Sean Kelly, and Thaddeus Chambers for passing their Level 1 Test in Jun Fan Gung Fu. Keep up the great work and keep up the improvement.

- Childrens Testing: 8-13 Year Old Test -


Ethan Aquino
This month, Ethan Aquino passed his first test in the Children's 8-13 Program to earn his Yellow Sash. Ethan passed with excellent form and technique. Congratulations!

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Sifu Recommends a Book

- Scholar Warrior: An Introductionto the Tao in Everyday Life -

Scholar Warrior
Scholar Warrior: An Introduction to
the Tao in Everyday Life,
by Deng Ming- Dao

In this beautifully illustrated offering of ancient wisdom, Deng Ming-Dao shares the secrets of the spiritual path handed down to him by Kwan Saihung, his Taoist master, as well as by herbalists, martial artists, and other practitioners of the ancient arts. Deng shows how Taoist philosophy and practice may be integrated into contemporary Western lifestyles for complete physical, mental, and spiritual health. He provides an abundance of philosophical and practical information about hygiene, diet, sexuality, physical exercise, meditation, medicine, finding one's purpose in life, finding the right teacher, death, and transcendence. (excerpt from back cover)

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Video Technique

VISIT OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL for many great techniques and videos by Sifu Rick.
http://www.youtube.com/RickTucciPAMA

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Announcements

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Dietary Supplement

- Tyler Indolplex -

Tyler Indolplex
Tyler Indolplex
by Integrative Therapeutics

The patented form of DIM in Indolplex is 10 times more potent than its precursor, indol-3 carbinol (I3C).

The role of DIM in the body is to support healthy estrogen metabolism and hormonal balance, two factors known to prevent estrogen dominance. This unique formulation supports healthy estrogen metabolism and hormonal balance. Healthy hormonal balance affects how body fat is stored and how lean muscle tissue is increased.

Excerpt from http://www.patient.integrativeinc.com.

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