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- Ilaria Luciana Tucci -

Ilaria Luciana Tucci

We are happy to announce a most joyous event. On August 6, 2010, the newest member of the PAMA family was born. Proud parents, Sifu Rick Tucci and Mary Jo Colli welcomed their beautiful baby daugher, Ilaria Tucci into the world.

Baby Ilaria was born weighing a healthy 9 lbs, 1 oz. She is happy, healthy, and adjusting to her first days in this new world. Ilaria, mother, and father are all doing well.

We ask that you join the rest of the PAMA family in celebrating Ilaria's birth.

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Muay Thai Seminar

- Ajarn Chai Comes to PAMA! Pre-Register NOW!!! -

Mark your calendars! PAMA will be hosting the legendary Ajarn Chai Sirisute for a two day Muay Thai seminar on September 18 & 19. Ajarn Chai, the founder and president of the Thai Boxing Association of the USA, single handedly introduced Muay Thai to America in 1968 and has been training world class teachers and champions for over 50 years. Experience one of the best in this rare seminar, as Ajarn Chai has recently reduced his seminar appearances.

This seminar is open to participants of all levels, from those with no experience in Thai Boxing to instructors. All will benefit greatly and enhance their understanding of the art of Muay Thai with this living legend.

Register and pay now in the Pro Shop. This is sure to be a sellout - spaces are limited. We hope you can join us for this amazing event!

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Student of the Month

- Larry Azzara -

Larry Azzara Larry Azzara
Larry Azzara

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- -Jun Fan 4 and 8 Month Tests - -

(l-r) Marc Pelina and Kacy Jahanbini
Congratulations to Marc Pelina and Kacy Jahanbini for passing their Level 1 Test in Jun Fan Gung Fu. Keep up the great work and we'll see you again in 4 months.

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

(l-r) Matthew Tantoy and Nick Castro
This month, both Matthew Tantoy and Nick Castro received their Black Sashes in the Children's 9-13 Jun Fan/Kali Program. This long and comprehensive test involves technique, form, historic and cultural knowledge of the arts, and conditioning. Only a handful of children have ever attained this level. Congratulations and great job guys!

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

(l-r) Kaia Dyckman and Travis Dunson
Congratulations to Travis Dunson and Kaia Dyckman in passing their Gold Sash-Level 1 test in the 6-8 year old children's curriculum. Travis and Kaia showed their knowledge of the basics in Jun Fan as well as growth in their discipline, focus, coordination, and understanding of the martial arts. Good job Travis and Kaia!

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- 20th Pacific Northwest Muay Thai Camp -

2010 has been a year of memorable milestones. Not only did we celebrate the addition of PAMA's youngest member, Ilaria Tucci, but also Ajarn Chai's 20th Annual Pacific Northwest Muay Thai Camp held in Camp Wilkerson, Oregon.

Muay Thai was not known in the United States in 1968 when Ajarn Chai first started teaching. For the last forty-two years, Ajarn Chai has tirelessly taught and promoted the art of Muay Thai all over the world.

Many of this year's attendants were Ajarn Chai's first students. Led by camp perennial attendant Ajarn Greg Nelson, along with Bryan Dobbler, Frank Cucci, Terry Tippie, Rick Faye, Mike Parker, Bryan Popejoy, Ajarn Rex and Ajarn Kim Kongkriangkai, these individuals helped Ajarn Chai realize his dream of spreading his art of Muay Thai throughout the world. Ajarn Chai routinely pushed each one of his first students beyond their breaking point to separate those who were serious about Muay Thai from those who were not. To our benefit, these individuals' love of Muay Thai and dedication to learning the techniques helped paved the way for today's martial artists.

(left) Ajarn Chai starts the afternoon workout, (right) Kheun Khru Mike Wolhfert oversees students in the plumb

Did anyone say 50 body builders?

- Your Health - Eating Organic and Local-

Are you eating enough vegetables in your diet? Why not Organic and Local while you are at it?

Z Food Farm, Lawrenceville, NJ! Check out the website to hear about this new farm only miles from PAMA at www.zfoodfarm.com

A friend to PAMA, make sure to tell them that Mary Jo sent you!

WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYS: at Z Food Farm 12-7 PM

SATURDAYS: Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia 9:30-3 PM

SUNDAYS: Lawrenceville, NJ 9-1 PM

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

Don't forget, summer is almost over. Get your pictures in while you still have a chance for the PAMA Photo Content!!! See the June Newsletter for details.

Last year's winner for Most Exotic/Adventurous photo

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Dietary Supplement

- The Big One Daily MultiVitamin by Metabolic Maintenance -

The Big One Daily MultiVitamin by Metabolic Maintenance
The Big One Daily MultiVitamin
by Metabolic Maintenance

Our very popular one-per-day multivitamin/mineral contains mixed cartenoids, mixed tocopherols, and a more bio-available form of B-12 (methycobalamin)-topped off with 400 IU of Vitamin D.

Excerpt from Metabolic Maintenance

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Sifu Recommends a Book

- Muay Thai - A Living Legacy -

Muay Thai - A Living Legacy
Muay Thai - A Living Legacy
by Lesley D. Junlakan

Finally... a book on Muay Thai which is elegant enough for the coffee-table, practical enough for the sports hold-all and erudite enough for the bookshelf. Lavishly illustrated and with a detailed text, this is the first in a projected series of three volumes, catering for the needs of beginners and advanced Muay Thai fighters alike, as well as appealing to those more interested in Muay Thai's cultural and ritual aspects. Special features include sections on the history and traditions of Muay Thai and a step-by-step, easy-to-follow guide to the basic techniques.

Chapters include: "The History and Development of Muay", "Muay Outfit, Amulets & Incantations", "The Tradition of Wai Khru", "Pre-Contest Rituals", "Basic Muay Thai Skills", "Footwork", and "Muay Thai Weapons".

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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, Poneyboy Miller