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Student of the Month

- Dennis Woods -

Dennis Woods
Dennis Woods

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- Children's Testing: 9-13 Year Old Test -

(left) Spencer Stengle and Isaiah Warris
(right) Ethan Aquino, Alexandra Bell, Emily Minor, and Ethan Hamilton

Congratulations to Spencer Stengle and Isaiah Warris, graduates of the 6-8 year old children's program, for receiving their first sashes in the older children's program. They both obtained their Orange Sashes. Also, Ethan Aquino, Alexandra Bell, Emily Minor, and Ethan Hamilton all passed their Green Sash tests and are now eligible for the Intermediate class. Welcome and great job everyone!

- Children's Testing: 6-8 Year Old Test -

(l-r) Lena Dibble and Trinity Pelina
Congratulations to Lena Dibble and Trinity Pelina! Lena and Trinity have shown us their motivation, dedication and maturity and worked diligently to pass their Green Sash test on July 24. Outstanding job, girls!

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- PAMA's 6th Annual Vacation Contest Reminder! -

Don't forget, summer is quickly passing by. Get your pictures in while you still have a chance for the PAMA Photo Contents!!! See the June Newsletter for details.

Last year's winner for Most Exotic/Adventurous photo

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Dietary Supplement

- 5 Mushroom Formula by JHS Natural Products -

5 Mushroom Formula by JHS Natural Products
5 Mushroom Formula
by JHS Natural Products

Known as PSK in Japan and PSP in China, the immune supporting beta glucans extracted from the medicinal mushroom Coriolus versicolor are one of the first herbs from Traditional Chinese Medicine to be fully backed by modern scientific research.

This high-potency formula is the only medicinal mushroom combination product sold in North America that is made exclusively from hot water extracts.

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Sifu Recommends a Book

- Ki and the Way of the Martial Arts -

Ki and the Way of the Martial Arts
Ki and the Way of
the Martial Arts,
by Kenji Tokitsu
Excerpt from back cover:

While technical prowess and physical power are essential characteristics of a martial artist, true mastery of the art comes by cultivating one's inner strength. Here, Kenji Tokitsu-an authority on Japanese and Chinese combat arts and a respected karate teacher-shows how cultivating ki (life force) and understanding the principles of budo (the martial path of self-development) can make training in martial arts more meaningful, effective, and personally and spiritually rewarding.

Tokitsu emphasizes the mental aspects of martial arts practice including:

  • The importance of ki development
  • Seme, or capturing your opponent's mind
  • Understanding ma, the spatial relationship in combat

Studying these concepts, he explains, gives martial artists the tools to train for a lifetime and at the very highest level. Tokitsu also gives a historical and cultural survey of budo, and explains how the Western view of budo training is different than the Japanese-a perspective rarely available to Western martial artists.

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Video Technique

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

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