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Taekwondo

members spar
.to success
Two members win medals
at '88 Summer Olympics

BY DAN GODSTON
Mirrors cover the room's four
walls. A medium-sized punching bag
hangs from the ceiling. Twenty or
30 people are dressed in white robes
with belts, or in sweat pants.
The Taekwondo Club is practic-
g: some work on their form, and
others practice their kicks against
sponge pads. Still others "spar,"
practicing their moves on other
members.
At least 40 members practice in
the CCRB about six hours a week,
learning the martial art and preparing
for state and national competitions.
The club grew this year, said Wynne
Chin, an instructor and second-year
medical student, possibly as a result
of the summer Olympics.
Lynette Love, who won the gold
miedal for taekwondo in the
Olympics, used to participate in the
program here. And Univeristy stu-
dent Han Won Lee, who received the
bronze in taekwondo, is a current
member. Lee just returned from
Seoul, South Korea this week, with
new lessons for his clubmates.
"Han brings over the latest tech-
niques," said Chuck Desibour, a
second-year medical student and club
member.
Provost
Continued from Page 1
either November or December.
The source said the 13-member
search committee was wary of ap-
pointing an engineer to the provost
spot because Duderstadt is also an
engineer. But the source said former
Provost Billy Frye told the commit-
tee it does not matter who is the
provost as long as the job gets done.
Jacoby said that a candidates' field
would become a factor only if two
*andidates from different fields were
equally qualified.
"The most important thing to fo-
cus on is to get someone who can
provide the best kind of academic and
administrative leadership for the
University," she said. "I consider the
field someone comes out of as a
secondary consideration."
The source said he did not expect
the candidate to come from LSA. "I
don't think the provost will be an
LSA assistant dean because they will
be going for Steiner's job," the
'source said.
'A LSA Dean Peter Steiner said he
will retire by Sept. 1, 1989.
Robert Holbrook is serving as
interim provost until the post is
'filled permanently.
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And Seoul is a good place to get
them. Taekwondo, a martial art in-
volving kicks, punches, and body
blocks, originated in Korea.
The kicks, according to instructor
and University graduate Tim Frye,
include the crescent kick, the side
kick, the back kick, and the toss
kick, among others.
There are also the center block,
rising block, and knife block
punches, and the front, cat, horse,
and fighting stances.
The word "taekwondo," derived
from Taoism, means "way of hand
and foot." The competitors strive for
a sense of balance, called yin-yang,
which is drawn from the Taoist phi-
losophy. But the actual moves are
"discussed in terms of physics and
(less described as) meditative," Chin
said.
The Taekwondo Club competes
in local tournaments, as well as the
state championship each year.
Members must have brown or black
belts to participate in state champi-
onships and NCAA collegiate
championships, Chin said.
Members advance, in the form of
belts, through a "theoretical fight" at
the end of each term, said Michael

Judges
Continued from Page 1
A major distinction between the
two candidates is the breadth and
depth of their current legal work.
Morris said it is "impossible" for one
person to know a significant amount
about all types of law. She has spe-
cialized in family law for 15 years;
such cases comprised nearly 50 per-
cent of last year's 22nd Court filings.
"I am equipped emotionally, psy-
chologically, and intellectually to
deal with a court that has that kind of
impact on (the community)," Morris
said. "I also think I possess the deci-
siveness and firmness needed to get
the cases through the system in an
orderly fashion."
Francis has 13 continuous years
of trial court practice in fam-
ily/juvenile, civil, and criminal law.
She said because circuit court judges
handle such a variety of cases, "A
person who is a generalist is better
equipped to be a circuit court judge
than one who is a specialist." She
also said that domestic disputes rep-
resented a small fraction of total
court time spent because most do-
mestic disputes end in settlement.
The 22nd Circuit Court is the
general jurisdiction trial court for
Washtenaw County. Cases within its
jurisdiction include all felony crimi-
nal cases originating in Washtenaw
County and all civil actions where
the amount in controversy exceeds
$10,000. Additionally, the Court
hears District Court appeals and do-
mestic relations actions. The 22nd
Circuit Court has five judges and
hears approximately 5,000 cases per
year.

LISA WAX/Daily
of the club

Members of the University Taekwondo Club practice in the CCRB. Two members
won medals at the Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea last month.

Waitkus, a junior business student. onships and have gone to the
The top level, the black belt, has Olympics. But the tough competi-
increasing degrees. tion is not negative, said member
Competitors who place in the top and LSA senior Cathy St. John.
three slots in state or collegiate go B
to national championships. Bronze- Before and after each practice and
medalist Lee was a national cham- match, Taekwondo members bow for
pion two times. several moments of silence, which
Many of the club's members have Chin said is partly ceremonial. It
won state and national champi- also "shows respect and concentra-

tion for the workout," he said.
"These several moments of bowing
clear the mind and "empty psycho-
logical baggage."
The members include University
students, Ann Arbor residents, and
University faculty members. No
previous experience is required, Chin
said. Club dues are $35 per semester.

GPI don't want
a lot of hype.
I just want
something I
can count on 9

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