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

Student of the Month

- Perry Orloski -

Perry Orloski
Perry Orloski

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-Jun Fan 4 and 8 Month Tests -

(l-r) Larry Azzara, Ashley Han, Dan T.
Congratulations to Larry Azzara, Ashley Han, and Dan T. for passing their Level 1 Jun Fan Test. Great job and see you in 4 more months!

- Childrens Testing: 6-8 Year Old Test -

Lena Dibble
Congratulations to Lena Dibble! On March 6th, Lena passed her Gold Sash test in the 6-8 year old Children's program. Great job, Lena!

- Childrens Testing: 9-13 Year Old Test -

(l-r) Ines Aitsahalia, Andrew Shen, William Tantoy
Congratulations to Ines and Andrew for passing their first test in the 9-13 Children's Program. Ines earned her Orange Sash and Andrew his Gold Sash. Also congratulations to William Tantoy for an excellent performance and earning his Green Sash.

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Sifu Recommends a Book

- Kodo Ancient Ways: Lessons in the Spiritual Life of the Warrior/Martial Arts -

Kodo Ancient Ways: Lessons in the Spiritual Life of the Warrior/Martial Arts
Kodo Ancient Ways,
Kensho Furuya

This book is a compilation of articles written between 1988 and 1995 as the Ancient Ways column in Martial Arts Training (or, as it is more popularly known, MA Training) magazine. In the forty-one essays included in this book, you will find that these lessons are inspired from the teachings and wisdom of the ancients. They are lessons from teachers and martial artists who have devoted their lives to instruct us, and I believe they should be preserved as treasures for us and future generations. I hope these little bits of wisdom will inspire and guide you, in some way, in your training and in your life as they have inspired and sustained me over many, many years....

-- Introduction by author

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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

- Vitamin D3 by Pure Encapsulations -

Vitamin D3 by Pure Encapsulations
Vitamin D3
by Pure Encapsulations

Vitamin D promotes intestinal calcium and phosphorous absorption and reduces urinary calcium loss, essential mechanisms for maintaining proper calcium levels in the body and for healthy bone composition. Vitamin D supports cardiovascular function in some individuals, which may be attributed to its effect on calcium metabolism or possibly by helping to maintain healthy plasma renin function. A role for vitamin D in supporting colon health by promoting healthy cellular function has also been suggested. Furthermore, vitamin D is believed to provide general cellular support potential, including for the breast and prostate, in part by helping to maintain healthy angiogenesis balance, supporting immune cell activity, and maintaining healthy cell metabolism. Vitamin D's role in immune health has long been established; vitamin D receptors are found on a number of immune cells, including lymphocytes and macrophages, supporting healthy immune cell activation.

Excerpt taken from Pure Encapsulations.

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