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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - December 2, 1999, Darmstadt, HessePages stars and stripes thursday december 2, 1999 i gets a kick out of teaching martial Art class by Rochelle Turner Collins Bosnia Bureau Eagle base Bosnia and Herzegovina in a Corner of the Eagle base gymnasium a tall lean sweaty Soldier beats on a punching something from a karate movie he kicks the Black bag with pounding precision thump the noise is muffled by the song space Jam blaring from a. Tape recorder atop a cluttered wooden Bench. Two female sol Diers practice their uppercuts and kicks to the music. And nearby Aman watches this unusual Art form and decides to join movements appear contagious. What began with four peo ple punching and kicking has grown to about 10.welcome to warrant officer 1 James w. Williams kick boxing being a Christian it s the second biggest influence indy life Williams said of his love for martial class is free and Al ways has plenty of eager students who fancy themselves As the next Don the dragon Wilson or Chuck Norris. Williams teaches a combination of kicks and punches monday wednesday and Friday say they enjoy his class because of the Low key Wayne motivates them to kick higher and punch harder. He does t shout or raise his voice but softly encourages students with a gentle a paid karate class they Rush you through but he has Tim and dedication and gives the per son one on one attention said sgt. 1st class Teresa Reed 35, of Fayetteville n.c., one of will iams credentials Are As no table As his teaching skills. The 30-year-old has trained in Marti Alart for 24 years. He has the equivalent of a fifth degree Black Belt in Uay thai san Shou and Tai Kim kick boxing styles. He has studied Tae Kwon do and boxing. He also has a sixth degree Black Belt in Wuhu Kung fun which makes him a sift master As a boy Williams practice enjoy Tours is spending Turner Collins stars and stripes chief warrant officer 1 James w. Williams right helps sgt. 1st class Teresa Reed with her punches during his free kick boxing class at the Eagle base gym. Christmas in 3 o nights 4 o nights 23-28 dec 23-29 dec 299, 369, 4-Star accommodations with fast in the eternal Oty ticket to Christmas Day mass Kome grand City tour Florence orientation tour visit to Pisa and its leaning Tower Pope s Christmas Blessing de tells it your sat travel office or itt destinations unlimited location. Enjoy Tours a Ono harm str. 6 676b9 Kaiserslautern Germany Lei 06101 600 0 lax 06 01 600 101 the kicks and punches of Brucelee but he needed a real Trainer to improve. A family Friend who was a mar tial Art grand master stepped in. Williams trained every Day afterschool and instructors encouraged him to learn other martial Art. But it was kick boxing which some consider a brutal form of martial Art because i combines the heavy punches of boxing and severe kicks of Kuangfu that attracted him. The 12-year army Veteran believes that what makes kick Box ing stand out is the Way it teaches students How to apply their mar tial Art skills. Williams Calls it a human chess match because the key is outsmarting your opponent. Since teaching kick boxing Over the past several years will iams has seen students score High on physical training tests lose weight and improve cardiovascular systems. It s also Good self de sense training and As Williams students will Tell you lots of fun. You Are not doing the same thing every Day said private 1st class Bethany Holland 20, of Phil Adelphia As sweat beaded on her head during her first Day in class. Look at the smiles on the faces especially in Bosnia will iams said. It s a break from the daily email Richelle Turner Collins at congratulations to Elton m. Guillory scramble instars strips o Lam Oll Pio i a i i of would like to thank the sponsors of scramble i a s he Hillh Jevc Hollywood Roose Valr Hoik us airways families of Italy Cable car victims to receive up to $2m the associated press Rome families of the 20 people who died when a . Marine Jet clipped a Cable car line in the italian Alps will each receive up to $2 million in damages under a new Law approved by Italy s sen ate. The legislation adopted late tuesday names a special commissioner to identify the victims rela Tives determine the damages due and pay out the sum within three months. Under a nato convention the Host country pays 25 percent of the damages while the country responsible for the Accident pays the remaining 75 percent. The treaty allows nations to try their own military officers and regulates compensation in Acci dents involving two Natona tons. The United states stands ready As it always has to Honor its obligations said . Ambas Sador Thomas Foglietta. He said the funds would Likely be paid out in the first months of 2000. An american ea-6b prowler Jet on a Low level training Mission on feb. 3, 1998, sliced the Cable car line in the italian ski resort Ofca Valese sending 20 europeans plunging to their deaths. The Jet s Pilot acquitted by a . Military court of manslaughter was sentenced earlier this year to six months in prison an dismissed from the marines for helping destroy a videotape of the flight. The navigator was also Dis missed from the marines. The United states says that it will reimburse Italy for 75 per cent of whatever it decides to pay families who file claims. Italy has already Given the families $55,000, and the United states paid 75 percent of that. Foglietta said rules governing flights at american bases in Italy had been tightened to prevent similar accidents. 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