Normal pseudoholomorphic curves
First, we give some characterizations of $J$-hyperbolic points for almost complex manifolds. We apply these characterizations to show that the hyperbolic embeddedness of an almost complex submanifold follows from relative compactness of certain spaces of continuous extensions of pseudoholomorphic curves defined on the punctured unit disc. Next, we define uniformly normal families of pseudoholomorphic curves. We prove extension-convergence theorems for these families similar to those obtained by Kobayashi, Kiernan and Joseph–Kwack in the standard complex case.