In Loving Memory – Amy Tucci

Amy Tucci

Amy C. Tucci LAWRENCEVILLE – Amy C. Tucci, nee Race, 55, died Friday at home surrounded by her loving family. Born and raised in White Township, Warren County, she was a resident of Ewing – Lawrenceville since 1972. She attended White Township elementary school and was a graduate of Belvidere High School and Trenton State College. Amy was the co-owner/co-director of the Princeton Academy of Martial Arts which was established in 1987. She was previously employed by the State of New Jersey Department of Labor and Industry. Amy was internationally known as a Martial Arts Instructor. For many years she was one of only three women certified as a full instructor of Bruce Lee’s Art of Jeet Kune Do having been trained by Bruce Lee’s best friend Dan Inosanto. She was well trained in the Martial Arts of Thai Boxing, Filipino Kali and Indonesian Silat. Amy was an inspiration and mentor to many women not only in the physical aspects of the martial arts but the spiritual and mental aspects as well. Amy was a true artist in every sense of the word. She painted and did pastels and drawings for years and even showed her works in Germany. Throughout the years she enjoyed traveling and took many vacations in Europe. In her later years she learned how to speak German, play the cello, play the drums, and horseback riding. She enjoyed life and lived life to the fullest. She is survived by Rick Tucci; her parents Samuel R. and Jean A. Race of White Township; a brother William Race of White Township; a sister and brother-in-law Carol and John Gross of Bangor, PA; a niece Keri Race of Belvidere; and her many friends and students at Princeton Academy of Martial Arts.

Friends may call 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, 40 Vandeventer Ave., Princeton. A Memorial Service will be held 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Hazen Cemetery, Belvedere, at a time to be announced. Memorial contributions may be made to World Wildlife Fund at (888-993-9455) or Make-A-Wish Foundation at (866-880-1382).

TUCCI, Amy C. Of Lawrenceville. Visitation: 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, 40 Vandeventer Ave., Princeton. Memorial service: 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Interment: Hazen Cemetery, Belvedere.

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June 2008 News

June 14, 2008


  • June 11 – Daniel Lonero
  • June 16 – Jeff Imada

June 3, 2008

“Force of The Spirit” accepted into the Monaco Charity Film Festival 2008!

Jean Jacques Machado’s Best Selling Documentary “Force of The Spirit”, will be competing for the Humanitarian Award at the Monaco Charity Film Festival 2008. Jean Jacques himself will be traveling to Monaco to attend the event on May 13 -17, and hopefully come home once again a champion!

For more information about the event, please visit To see the nomination, click on “FILMS 2008”, then scroll down to “FEATURE DOCUMENTARIES”.

Jean Jacques featured in Spring 2008 Masters Magazine!
The Spring 2008 issue of Masters Magazine is out and features the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Technical Dossier with Jean Jacques Machado.

A series of sweeps and submissions from the closed guard. Pick up your copy today!

May 2008 News

May 27th, 2008


Mr. & Mrs. Erik Paulson!


Email your birthday wishes for Ajarn Chai!

Messages will be printed for Ajarn to read in October.

Happy Wedding!!

May 3, 2008

Mr & Mrs. Nick Sacoulas (IIMAIA Instructor)



May 3rd
IAMA Little Dragon
Mabel Jones

May 3rd
IAMA Little Dragon
Joey Curreri

May 15
Sebastian Carter

May 26
IAMA Little Dragon
Alex Rubin

May 21

April 2008 News

April 19, 2008

Recommended Movies!

In Theaters April 18, 2008
Jet Li & Jaclie Chan
The Forbidden Kingdom

**May 2, 2008
David Mamet’s
**(featuring Dan Inosanto!)


Dallas Sports Weekend April 25-27

Setting World Records in 2 Sports in the Dallas Sports Weekend April 25-27…

According to Les Cramer Meet Director, no one has achieved such a feat on the same day .…

Olympic Weight Lifting
Clean & Jerk
Raw Power Lifting
Power Clean
Military Press
Power Lifting
Dead Lift
Gary Deal Age (65-69 Class)
World Champion 1960-70’s

For further information plese contact:
Current American Record Holders Dr. Bob Ward (and workout partner).
Dr. Bob Ward Age (75-79 Class)
Former Dallas Cowboy Sports Scientist & Conditioning Coach


April is Autism Awareness month!

Green Our Vaccines Rally in DC
June 4, 2008
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Event Details

Ajarn Chai Dinner Details


In Loving Memory

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April 4, 2008

In Loving Memory

Sulite Memorial

Happy Birthday!

  • John Maidment (IIMAIA Instructor and IAMA Photographer) – March 13
  • Mikomi Nakamura (Little Dragon) – April 9th
  • Mia Priestley (Little Dragon) – April 11
  • April Happy Birthdays to our IIMAIA Instructors
    • Steve Mosley April 3
    • Karl S. Carlysle April 5
    • Domingo Palacios Cena April 6
    • Mike Krivka April 9
    • Linda Tenberg April 14
    • Richard Parker April 20
    • Sam Mateo April 21
    • Kenny Barry April 21
    • Scott Anderson April 21
    • Valentine Espiricueat April 22
    • Kyung Sul April 28
    • Jeff Jones April 29

Special Announcement

Thank You to Clay Johnson for 19 years of Loyalty and Dedication!

Happy 19th year Training Anniversary with us.

– SiFu/Guro Dan and Paula Inosanto

Don’t Miss Guro Inosanto Appearing in Redbelt! Click the photo to go to the movie website.


March 2008 News

March 12, 2008

Gyi Art

March 12, 2008

  • Happy Birthday!
    March 6th
    Debra Hartsell
  • March 19th
    IIMAIA Instructors
    Jeff Rousso
    Suzanne Spezzano

February 2008 News

February 24, 2008

  • Feb 6th
    Happy Birthday
    Kris Sirisute
  • Feb 25th

February 12, 2008

February is “Black History Month”
Please take time to remember and honor “The Tuskegee Airmen”

April is “Asian American Awareness” Month

February 7, 2008

  • January 28th: Happy Birthday wishes to Genelle Gaudinez

January 2008 News

January 20, 2008

January 16, 2008

  • New Article “MMA” by Bryan Mossey
  • Birthday Wishes
    December 6, 2007 Celebrated the 40th Birthday of the greatest  women fighter of all time – Lucia Ryker!
    January 19th Happy 75th to Cousin Paul
    January 24th Ray Copeland
    January 31st Justin Williams
    February 1st Victor Gendrano
    February 11 Keith Davis
    February 11th Tonya Smith
    February 19th  Happy 50th to Rick Faye

January 14, 2008

January 13, 2008

January 13, 2008

  • We have redesigned the Inosanto Academy website to make things very easy for you to find. Please let us know if you have any problems with this site. Contact webmaster.
  • Be sure to check out our new Fight Site and Seminars sections for the latest events.

January 12, 2008

Guro Dan Inosanto, Prof Jean Jacques Machado & SiFu Francis Fong enjoy the Gold Coast, Australia

November 2007 News

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Congratulations to Professor Pedro Sauer!

After 24 years as a black belt he had earned his Red/Black belt and is one of only 10 ever awarded such rank under Helio Gracie.

Master Pedro Sauer is traveling to Brazil next week for a ceremony with Helio Gracie.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

New Baby!

Congratulations To IIMAIA Instructor Shawn Meyer and Family on the birth of Lillian Kjersten Meyer
Born April 1, 2007
6 pounds 11 ounces