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Student of the Month

- Rashad Badr -

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Rashad Badr

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PAMA’s Celebrates its 24th Anniversary

by Matt Foster

On Saturday, March 12, 2011 PAMA, celebrated its 24th Anniversary by holding an Open House event for the local community. Friends and families of PAMA students as well as the general public were invited in to see the school and meet the instructors and staff. They were also treated to multiple demonstrations by the children, teens and adults. The demonstrations included Sil Lim Dao, Jun Fan kickboxing, trapping and sensitivity drills and of course, Kali single stick and double stick drills and flow drills.

Thanks everyone for the huge turnout for our 24th Anniversary!

The guests not only observed, but also participated. Sifu Rick showed them a few different knife disarms which they were allowed to try out with the help of the assistant instructors. The festivities continued throughout the day with cake and refreshments and many drawings for prizes that even included a copy of one of Sifu Rick’s DVDs. It was a full day of martial arts and socializing and it was a great way for PAMA students to show people why this school and their martial arts training is such a big part of their lives.

Click here to see all the pictures taken during the Open House.

Sifu amazes the crowd with by disarming a live blade!

(left) The children demonstrate their awesome form. (right) The audience gets their first Kali lesson.

Click here to see all the pictures taken during the Open House.

Member Referral Program

Benefiting from our Member Referral Program is very easy. Simply invite your friend or family member to share your experience and participate in a trial class. Have them call the Pro-Shop at 609-452-2208 to schedule their personal appointment with an instructor for the class of their choice. During the call and their scheduled visit they must simply mention your name as a reference. If they enroll as a student at PAMA you receive a $50 gift certificate for the Pro-Shop. This gift certificate can be used for equipment, clothing, videos - you name it! There is no limit to the times that you can benefit from this program. Any questions please do not hesitate to ask in the pro-shop.

Meet the Artist - Ryan Rosenberg

by Mary Jo Colli

PAMA had the honor of hosting Ryan Rosenberg, PAMA friend and past student, for an opening and discussion of his amazing work. This event was relevant to all of us as artists and creators in the Martial Arts.

Ryan's work is "Environmentally Inspired" and is very transformative and gripping. His art work is presently on display in an Art Gallery across from the Pro-shop and two pieces by the front door. Also there are a limited number of prints for sale in the Pro-Shop including a tribute to Bruce Lee.

For more information on Ryan and his work, you can visit his website

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Upcoming Events

- Sifu Rick Seminar at the Institute of Defensive Methods -

Date: May 14 & 15, 2011

Where: Institute of Defensive Methods in Hoboken, NJ

For more info, contact Cesar Olavarria

Communiversity 2011

Join us for Princeton University's 2011 Communiversity on April 30, 2011 in downtown Princeton. PAMA staff and students, including the teens and children, will be performing an exciting demonstration showcasing the arts taught here at PAMA. Come and show your support!

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

Julian Liao
Congratulations to Julian Liao for passing his Gold Sash test in the 6-8 year old Children's Program. Julian showed us his solid fundamentals in Jun Fan, as well as excellent focus mitt work at his early age.

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

(left) Thomas Morris
(center) Anisa Lateef, Sandoval Wood, Arthur Shim, Trinity Pelina, Hadi Soufi
(right) Spencer Stengle, Isaiah Warris
Rosalind Stengle

March was a huge month for the 9-13 Year Old Program. Receiving their Yellow Sashes were: Thomas Morris, Anisa Lateef, Sandoval Wood, Arthur Shim, and Hadi Soufi. Trinity Pelina received her Orange Sash. Spencer Stengle and Isaiah Warris both received their Green Sashes. Great job and congratulations everyone!

Also, Rosalind Stengle excelled in her test and earned her Black Sash. The Black Sash test is a very difficult and comprehensive test consisting of form, technique, history, terminology, and conditioning. Rosalind did a great job and now joins only a handful of children who have ever attained that level.

- Jun Fan 4 and 8 Month Tests -

Rich Avalone and Craig Beardsley
Both Rich Avalone and Craig Beardsley passed their 4 Month Test in Jun Fan Gung Fu. Great job guys! We'll see you in 4 more months.

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Dietary Supplement

- Pancreatic Enzyme Formula by Pure Encapsulations -

Pancreatic Enzyme Formula by Pure Encapsulations
Pancreatic Enzyme Formula
by Pure Encapsulations

This formula is designed to aid the body's natural digestive process. It provides a highly concentrated form of enzymes naturally secreted by the pancreas which are essential to the digestion of food and absorption of nutrients. The formula contains lipase, which digests fat; proteases, which digest protein; and amylases, which digest starch.

Excerpt taken from Pure Encapsulations.

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Sifu Recommends a Book

- Shambhala: Sacred Path of the Warrior -

Shambhala: Sacred Path of the Warrior
Shambhala: Sacred Path
of the Warrior
by Chogyam Trungpa

In this practical guide to enlightened living, Chögyam Trungpa offers an inspiring vision for our time, based on the figure of the sacred warrior. In ancient times, the warrior learned to master the challenges of life, both on and off the battlefield. He acquired a sense of personal freedom and power—not through violence or aggression, but through gentleness, courage, and self-knowledge. The Japanese samurai, the warrior-kings of Tibet, the knights of medieval Europe, and the warriors of the Native American tribes are a few examples of this universal tradition of wisdom.

With this book the warrior's path is opened to contemporary men and women in search of self-mastery and greater fulfillment. Interpreting the warrior's journey in modern terms, Trungpa discusses such skills as synchronizing mind and body, overcoming habitual behaviors, relaxing within discipline, facing the world with openness and fearlessness, and finding the sacred dimension of everyday life. Above all, Trungpa shows that in discovering the basic goodness or human life, the warrior learns to radiate that goodness out into the world for the peace and sanity of others.

The Shambhala teachings—named for a legendary Himalayan kingdom where prosperity and happiness reign—thus point to the potential for enlightened conduct that exists within every human being. "The basic wisdom of Shambhala," Trungpa writes, "is that in this world, as it is, we can find a good and meaningful human life that will also serve others. That is our true richness."

Excerpt from back cover.

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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, Matt Foster, Mike Lee