ImageIn 1969, Dr. Ping returned home to Michigan after serving a tour-of-duty in Vietnam to reunite with his wife and begin a family. He attended Eastern Michigan University (EMU) where he received his undergraduate degree and later his Master of Science in Physical Education. As an EMU instructor, Dr. Ping established and taught a series of self-defense classes in Jishukan-Ryu Jujitsu. These classes generated enough student interest in the martial art to warrant opening the first dojo (place of martial art training) in 1973. As student membership grew, the dojo expanded its services to include physical conditioning and weight training classes, women's self-defense and police nightstick training. Dr.Ping's life was a flurry of activity with family, teaching, and numerous excursions to Japan to study Asian Medicine and Jishukan-Ryu Jujitsu under the Grand Master, Honorable Soke Sugita.

The 1980s was a decade of high accomplishment.

  1. In 1983, Dr. Ping was certified by the National Football League Players Association as a contract advisor. This certification led to the establishment of Ping's Professional Sports Agency, Inc. (PPSA).
  2. Also during this time, Dr. Soke Sugita, the Grand Master of Jishukan-Ryu Jujitsu, awarded Dr. Ping the rank of SHIHAN which includes a doctorate degree in Asian Medicine. Today he serves this role as one of only four living in the world and the only of his kind in North America.

Dr. Ping has represented many fine athletes since 1983. Some of them have gone on to become coaches. More information about the athletes may be found on the Sports Agency/Players page of this site. Ping's Professional Sports Agency, Inc. is one of the most unique and complete agencies in the Midwest. Not only does Dr. Ping represent players, he provides a complete training and conditioning center. Over the past 20 years, his training method has been so successful in helping professional athletes enjoy long, injury-free careers that today The Ping Method (overview available on DVD) of training is being sought after by NFL teams. Since 1990, Ping's Professional Sports Agency, Inc. has held an annual charity golf outing. The event features many of PPSA's pro football players and coaches and raises money for scholarships at local schools.

ImageToday, the Saline Recreational Center, a top-notch training facility, is where the athletes train. It also serves as the North American Headquarters of Jishukan-Ryu Jujitsu. It is here that Dr. Ping has succeeded in bringing two worlds together to create one of the most unique training opportunities in the United States.

Dr. Ping has four grown children: Alicia, Jessica, David, and Mary Beth and two grandchildren.