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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - November 12, 1982, Tokyo, JapanFriday november 12, 1982 Korea Pacific stars and stripes College prepares olympic hopefuls by Steve Davis ass Korea Bureau chief Seoul the Young kid applying at the Korea judo College today May Well be an olympic her tomorrow. Only time Talent and the watchful Eye of Lee san Chan will Tell. Lee the president of the Only four year martial arts College in Korea Hopes to supercharge Korea s bid for the Gold Bronze and Silver medal sat the 88 Seoul games by identifying olympic hopefuls and Start training them now for a Tough fight Down the Road. His school founded in 1953 primarily to train future physical education teachers has also worked with the korean armed forces and the National police to toughen up their defense abilities. In the process the school has turned out world class athletes and some top notch Educa tors. One student took the Gold medal for judo atthe Montreal olympics and another took the Bronze. A school graduate won the 1980 . Open judo tournament. Two alumni now teach at Yale University and the University of California a Berkeley. Trophies from worldwide competitions line the school s trophy Case. But All that Lee says is in the past. Now he s got his eyes on the asian games in 86 and the 88 kinds of sports Are becoming popular since Seoul was selected to Host the asian an olympic games Lee said. Our enrolment is increasing. We be got 1,200 students now Butmore Are applying. I expect to hit 2,000 pretty Lee says he likes what s happening. He wants to be Able to choose among a lot of Good students. Many of the juniors and seniors Here May Bea Little old for the olympics so our new students will be worked very hard he said. Most have worked hard just to get there. The average student has at least a Black Belt in Tae Wondo or judo the korean word for in years before some of the students Are women. All of the College students get a four year Lee san Chan observes a couple of students. Ass Steve Davis workout not Only in wrestling boxing Taekwon door judo but in academic areas As Well. The graduates get their degree in physical believes academics Are just As important As athletic prowess. You must be As Quick with your mind As wit your body he said. A Good judo player must be mentally Strong have Many years experience guts and a Little Lee and his staff work the students hard Bothin the classroom and on the Mats. They want the students to experience and win International Competition As much As possible. Lee is watching How each student reacts who stays aloof and who does t. Shortly before the games come to town hell take a harder look with his staff and choose for their nation s olympic trials the ones they think will win. Blue Suiter spins discs by sgt. Daryl Green . Air Force Kunsan a Good Mornin Kunsan and Kwangju. Welcome to the morning after the night before part three. Did you get to work on time for those who did get to work onetime and tuned into Afan am radio Between 5 and 8 30 ., they Wouldhave been listening to the Only radio show in Korea programmed especially with them in mind. The voice that chuckles out that greeting Ever morning often followed by a Hearty Hen heh Hen belongs to master sgt. John Michael Sanford the Wolf pack s answer to wolfman Jack an Charlie tuna. John Michael As he is commonly referred to by the listening audience does his show for the people. Ask Kunsan and Kwangju i play for the people. Whatever you want to hear you give me a Call and if i be got it nine times out of 10 i la find time to play programming John Michael morning radio show is done for the people and pretty much by the people. After curing up Helen Reddy s Iam woman and dedicating it to a member of the Wolf pack John Michael explained from 5 to 8 30 Is basically the Only time that we at Kunsan and Kwangju have a Chance to dictate what s on the radio. Everything else is controlled by Yon san Afan Headquarters that s Why i open up this show to the bases and let them Tell me what they want to hear although Sanford is not assigned to the 8th tactical fighter Wing he considers himself a member of the Wolf pack. I work for Afan out of Yon san he stated As the strains of Michael Mcdonald s new hit what s forever for went Over the air. He went on to explain we work for the Pacific broadcast Squadron at Yokota a Japan. But i feel very positive about the m assigned to Kunsan a and even though i m not assigned to the Winton paper i am a member of the Wolf pack. I support All Wolf pack programs. Anything i can do to help the Wolf pack Mission like being behind this microphone i la informing and entertaining Sanford who in his own words is. My Momma s Only son from South Dallas Texas. I do weigh 185pounds of pure fun helps the Wing s Mission by performing disown that of informing and entertaining. People and agencies around the base have announce ments that need to get out to the base faster than the base bulletin or newspaper can do it. And Between 7to 8 30 I be got most of the base listening so i try to let the people know what s going on in their area the smiling disc jockey said. Master sgt. John Michael Sanford does his morning show for Kun Sanand Kwangju at the Afan station at Kunsan Usan Sra. Mark Mcdonald the record collection that Sanford pulls his selections from has More than 8,000 albums specially prepare for arts. Listeners to the show generating from what Sanford Calls that Little Green Cracker Box never know when they might be the topic of discussion briefly on the air. John Michael tends to personalize the show and talk directly to the noted i enjoy being Able to talk about an individual who has birthday or does something Good on the football Field or does something Good at work or even makes a crazy comment. I m not doing it to be derogatory but to put the spotlight on that person. A person might say hey did you hear that i was on the radio this morning that person Isnow walking around with a smile a mile wide All Day Long. That s one person who is going to work effectively All Pacific stars and stripes depends largely on Public affairs offices for contributions to this Page. If you have a Story that would be of particular interest to this newspaper please let your Pao know about it

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