My Time and Experience in Martial Arts
By Lynda Niemczak Hatch
Hello, I’d like to introduce myself… I was born with a profound hearing loss but it was not discovered till age 6 months when my parents took me to a pediatrician. I’m the only one in my family that has this invisible physical disability. But my loving parents had trained me well, and they also made sure I received my education starting from two and a half years old in special education for hearing-impaired, and onto elementary through high school, and then through four years of college with a Bachelor’s Science degree in Computer Sciences.
Humane Society International’s animal rescue team has made its way through the devastated communities in and around Tacloban, one of the areas hardest hit by Typhoon Haiyan.
Determined to get aid to companion animals in need — a crucial component of humanitarian efforts in a disaster — our team walked the streets for days, carrying with them dog and cat food, water and veterinary supplies.
First, let me express my gratitude again for your generosity as we work to provide emergency relief in the Philippines. You are a critical part of our efforts. Thank you.
Our web site is continuously being updated with new reports from our staff on the ground and our rapidly evolving emergency response effort. Check back often for details in the coming days.
We’ve been lucky enough to have a lot of partners like you, but at the same time, the situation in the Philippines remains dire — and we can use all the help we can get. Please consider taking a moment to forward the message below to your friends and family. You can also direct them to learn more or donate at our website: http://my.care.org/site/R?i=y4YsBh7ylCjYfduRusrxLg
Helene D. Gayle, MD, MPH
President and CEO, CARE
A FEW WORDS ABOUT OUR BROTHER GURO, MICHAEL WISE
“So how are you doing brother?” Guro, Mike would often ask me. My reply, “I’m doing ok sir, how are you?” This simple common dialogue too often is a volley of words conveying superficial meaning between two people, however; this was Guro, Mike and he had a way to deflect “words” and reach down into your heart and soul and ask again, “REALY, HOW ARE YOU DOING?” Guro, Mike was always ready and willing to unconditionally comfort, counsel and receive your burden, no matter when or what it may be. We as Martial Artists strive to perfect our form and technique in the physical sense and we pass these attributes on to those whom we train with. A less obvious form of Martial Arts training transcends the physical body and to me, enters the spiritual realm and so it goes; Guro, Mike in this sense will live on in all of us, as well as in all who we will ever interact with, forever. God has brought home a true Warrior. Guro, Mike we will all miss you.
- Bill Shelton
Bill Shelton, is an IAMA student and an IIMAIA instructor, a longtime student and friend of Mike Wise. Bill provided the illustrations for Mike’s books. Bill has continued the outstanding training with IAMA students in The Thai Boxing program that Mike was so passionate about as well as all the arts at the Inosanto Academy.
Donations to benefit the victims of the Haiyan Typhoon in the Philippines
The Inosanto Academy of Martial Arts will be collecting monetary donations to aid in the relief effort in the Philippines following the recent devastating Typhoon.
Michelle Kuzma will be collecting and delivering 100% of the donations to Samaritan’s Purse, which is a well established, reputable international relief organization.
If you wish to donate as part of the Inosanto Academy of Martial Arts family, please do the following:
1) Go to paypal.com
2) Click on “send money.”
3) Enter email address firstname.lastname@example.org
4) You will then be prompted to enter your financial information.
There will be no way anyone at the Inosanto Academy of Martial Arts will know that you contributed to the relief effort, unless you send an email to email@example.com, stating your name, and that you were a part of the effort. Any donations of any amount will be greatly appreciated.
To learn more about Samaritan’s Purse, please click on the following link:
Thank you for you help! If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Kuzma at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Michelle Nelson Kuzma on Facebook.
MANILA — The Philippine Red Cross estimated that more than 1,000 people were killed in the coastal city of Tacloban and at least 200 in hard-hit Samar province when one of the strongest typhoons ever to make landfall slammed into the country.
Gwendolyn Pang, secretary general of the Philippine Red Cross, said the numbers came from preliminary reports by Red Cross teams in Tacloban and Samar, among the most devastated areas hit by Typhoon Haiyan on Friday.
“An estimated more than 1,000 bodies were seen floating in Tacloban as reported by our Red Cross teams,” she told Reuters. “In Samar, about 200 deaths. Validation is ongoing.”
Read more at http://www.toledoblade.com/World/2013/11/09/More-than-100-dead-in-typhoon-onslaught-in-Philippines-as-storm-aims-at-central-Vietnam.html#3QUSKTZGgw0phuaZ.99
Typhoon Haiyan slammed into six central Philippine islands Friday, decimating buildings and homes and claiming lives.
One of the most powerful typhoons ever recorded, Haiyan (Yolanda in the Philippines) has caused at least 10,000 fatalities, according to local officials.
Haiyan was the second category 5 typhoon to strike the Philippines this year.
“The devastation is, I don’t have the words for it,”Interior Secretary Mar Roxas said, according to Reuters. “It’s really horrific. It’s a great human tragedy.”
The organizations below are mobilizing and deploying major disaster relief efforts. See how you can lend support, and check back for further updates.
World Food Programme
WFP has allocated an immediate $2 million for Haiyan relief, with a greater appeal pending as needs become apparent. The UN organization is sending 40 metric tons of fortified biscuits in the immediate aftermath, as well as working with the government to restore emergency telecommunications in the area. Americans can text the word AID to 27722 to donate $10 or give online.
Emergency responders and volunteers throughout the Philippines are providing meals and relief items. Already, thousands of hot meals have been provided to survivors. Red Cross volunteers and staff also helped deliver preliminary emergency warnings and safety tips. Give by donating online or mailing a check to your local American Red Cross chapter.
The Philippine Red Cross has mobilized its 100 local outposts to help with relief efforts.
The relief organization is sending medical aid for 20,000 survivors, including antibiotics, wound care supplies and pain relievers. AmeriCares is also giving funds to local organizations to purchase supplies.
The organization is providing food, water and hygiene kits at the evacuation centers. World Vision was also still actively responding to last month’s earthquake in Bohol, which luckily was not struck by the eye of the storm.
ShelterBox provides families with a survival kit that includes a tent and other essential items while they are displaced or homeless.
Anticipating that children will likely be among the worst affected by the typhoon, UNICEF is working on getting essential medicines, nutrition supplies, safe water and hygiene supplies to children and families in the area.
100 percent of all disaster donations will be used for relief efforts and “to immediately meet the specific needs of disaster survivors.” Text TYPHOON to 80888 to Donate $10 or give online.
Save The Children
The organization has sent relief kits for children and families, including household cleaning items, temporary school tents and learning materials.
Doctors Without Borders
The organization is sending 200 tons of medical and relief items, including vaccines, tents and hygiene kits.
The Los Angeles-based nonprofit is sending much-needed water purification supplies to victims and seeking corporate partners to help with delivery. Donate $10 by texting AID to 50555 or give online.