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This profile was last updated on 8/2/14  and contains information from public web pages.

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PING's DOJO
 
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Dr. Ping's Professional Sports Agency - Jujitsu
www.docping.com, 2 Aug 2014 [cached]
About Dr. D.S. Ping
Sports Agency
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Dr. Ping, manager of Ping's Dojo, holds the rank of SHIHAN, the highest rank awarded in the world of martial arts as well as the highest rank attainable for the art of Jishukan-Ryu Jujitsu. Dr.Ping has been operating martial arts dojo's, places of instruction, since 1973.
Dr. Ping's Professional Sports Agency - Sports Agency
www.docping.com, 2 Aug 2014 [cached]
About Dr. D.S. Ping
Sports Agency
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Dr. Ping has been an NFL Players Association Certified contract advisor since 1983. Dr. Ping has represented and trained many athletes. Below are some of the players that Dr. Ping is representing now or represented in the past. Dr. Ping has represented these players and many more. His contract and training originization Ping's Professional Sports Agency has been featured in the New York Times and in local newspapers all over the country. On page C14 of the July 28, 1997 New York Times (pdf of article here) the article says this about Dr. Ping:
Image "His agent, Dr. Da-I Ping - a holistic practitioner near Detroit who also represents athletes, including Raiders cornerback Lionel Washington - told Sheldon that he probably would not be drafted that spring. Still, Ping promised to get him a chance at the pros, and he delivered a week later."
Dr. Ping provides physical conditioning to players along with representation. His intense pre-camp conditioning has given his gym the nickname "House of Pain. Dr. Ping's workout combines martial arts training with aerobic resistance training using hydraulic machines and pool work to provide players with the physical and mental conditioning they need to succeed on the field. Dr.Ping nurtures the talents of players finding their way into professional sports and works tirelessly to find them opportunities to showcase their skills.
"Doesn't take no for an answer, a hard line negotiator, but very fair and honest. George M. Karras, Director of Pro Personnel for the Los Angeles Raiders in a 1993 letter about Dr. Ping.
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"He has a good relationship with his players, It's not just an agent-football player relationship - he listens to your problems and he tries to be there" Jerome Davis, 49er's Defensive End speaking about Dr. Ping in a 1997 Ann Arbor news article.
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If you are interested in discussing a player with Dr. Ping or are a player looking for a representative and trainer, please contact Ping's Professional Sports Agency.
The Ann Arbor Chamber of Commerce
www.annarborchamber.com, 2 April 2001 [cached]
Dr. D.S. Ping , President3223 Golfview DriveSaline , MI 48176Ph : 734-429-9169Fax : 734-429-2324Contract negotiation & athletic training
Pittsfield Big Boy LLCVijay Sahore , Owner harerama@teleweb.net3030 Lohr RoadAnn Arbor , MI 48108Ph : 734-332-9593Fax : 734-332-9628
Packers take another look at Verba - The NFL Forums - Brought to you by the "Banned" of Brothers
www.thenflforums.com, 7 May 2006 [cached]
A friend of Verba's, Dr. D.S. Ping, said there's genuine interest from Verba and the Packers.
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Ping, an NFL agent, doesn't represent Verba but talks to him regularly.
Dr. Ping's Professional Sports Agency - Doc Ping at Work on NFL Draft Day
www.docping.com, 2 Aug 2014 [cached]
About Dr. D.S. Ping
Sports Agency
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The draft party held at the home of Saline resident Dr. D.S. Ping was a little more stressful than most.
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The three young athletes are more than clients to Ping. Since January, they've lived at Ping's Golfview Drive residence, using local facilities, such as the Saline Rec Center and Saline High School to reach top physical condition for the challenges ahead.
Late Saturday afternoon, as the draft entered the late rounds, family and friends of Ping and his clients gathered for the NFL draft party.
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As the athletes and friends dined on party food around the television in the living room, Ping was alone in a home office with the door closed. Surprisingly, there was no computer on his desk or television on his wall. He received his draft updates from those who came into his room.
"I like it quiet. It's going to get crazy and I need to be able to think," said Ping, who has been in the sports agent business since 1983.
Ping's Foray in to the Sports Agent Business
Ping never planned on this career. The son of a general in the Chinese army, Ping emigrated from China to Thailand when he was nine to escape the communist government. A short time later, he came to the United States. After serving with the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War, Ping settled in Ypsilanti, started a family and launched a martial arts studio and holistic practitioner business. While coaching a little league team in Ypsilanti, Ping invited a youngster named Rodney Holman to come out and play baseball.
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Ping told him to avoid Michigan and Ohio, where he'd get stuck blocking, and to try a school in the south.
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Ping became his agent and a new career was launched.
Draft Board Filling Up
Early in the fifth round Saturday, Ping received a text from the Detroit Lions, advising him that team had interest in his players once the draft is over.
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Still, Ping wanted his players to be ready, so he asked them to prioritize where they wanted to play.
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In the sixth round, the calls and texts from coaches and team officials began flooding the phones of Ping, Streater and Baker.
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Ping reviewed Streater's response and then told him to add, "And I want $17,000."
By the seventh round, Ping and Streater had several conversations with Oakland, New York, San Francisco and Tampa.
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Baker and Ping, meanwhile, were zeroing in on the Minnesota Vikings, who liked what they saw of Baker during a visit.
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The Vikings had already told Ping that they'd sign Baker and offer a $10,000 signing bonus.
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Immediately following the draft, Ping sealed the deal with Viking officials and handed the phone off to a beaming Baker, who told the Minnesota general manager that he was ready to go.
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Ping, meanwhile, was negotiating a $10,000 bonus for Streater to sign with the Oakland Raiders.
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They know me and what I'm about," Streater told Ping.
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But Ping noted that the Giants were only offering a $1,000 signing bonus.
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As Ping negotiated with Tampa, Streater made it official and agreed to sign with the Raiders.
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Ping said he couldn't have been happier with the way his big weekend turned out.
"(NFL Draft weekend) is everything. This is my Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Year's all rolled up into one," Ping said.
Now, he admitted, the house will be a little empty when his players leave his home and go off to camp.
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