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Student of the Month

- Reynold Thelwel-

Reynold Thelwel Reynold Thelwel
Reynold Thelwel

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- Teacher Appreciation Month -

Sifu Rick would like to thank everyone for their heartfelt thoughts on PAMA's positive influence on their lives and what the Martial Arts means to them. He would also like to thank everyone for their generous donations, a portion of which will go towards charity and the rest to go toward a spiritual item for the school. Here are some of the beautiful offerings students brought in during Teacher Appreciation Month for their gratitude to Sifu Rick and the entire lineage of instructors that have given us the arts that we study. Thank you all.

- PAMA 6th Annual Vacation Photo Contest Winners -

The 6th Annual PAMA Vacation Photo contest results are in! As always, the content brought in many more creative and unique entries of PAMA students. Thanks for all those who participated and congratulations to the winners!

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

Coolest: Joseph Arenas

Most Exotic/Adventurous: Joel Padilla

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Dietary Supplement

- Mercury Detox by Integrative Therapeutics -

Mercury Detox by Integrative Therapeutics
Mercury Detox
by Integrative Therapeutics

Unfortunately, toxins are everywhere - the water we drink, the air we breathe, and in the food we eat. Providing supplemental support for the body's own detoxification abilities is a smart way to support overall health.

The blend of powerful ingredients, including reduced glutathione, amino acids, and potent vitamin and mineral antioxidants support heavy metal detoxification.

Excerpt from Integrative Therapeutics

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Sifu Recommends a Book

- Hara: The Vital Center of Man -

Hara: The Vital Center of Man
Hara: The Vital Center of Man
by Karlfried Graf Durckheim

When we speak of an individual's state, we are actually referring to something that transcends the duality of body and soul, something that reflects the entirety of a person's being. Because each of us is a unity of body and soul, there is no psychic structure or inner tension that is not reflected outwardly in the form and order of the body. When we find the physical center of the body we also find the psychological center of the soul. According to Zen masters, by correcting posture and breathing to balance this center, one can cultivate inner tranquillity and balance: the state called Hara.

In Hara Karlfried Graf Durckheim shows the Western world how to overcome the physical and spiritual decay of modern life by adopting the age-old techniques of Japanese Zen masters. By leaving behind the "chest out-belly in" posture and attitude of the West and adopting the belly-centered posture and attitude of Hara, individuals can live a calm, grounded, and more balanced life. Included in this classic text are vital life force practices and translations of the wisdom teachings of three Japanese Zen masters. This book also explores how the practice of Hara emphasizes empirical learning and the cultivation of self-knowledge through the perfection of arts such as painting and archery.

Excerpt from back of book

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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