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In addition to posting movie and TV want ads, the MAPD will serve as an educational resource, providing advice on how to write a résumé, find a photographer, get noticed by talent scouts, fine-tune screen-fighting skills, buy business-related equipment and, of course, get hired.

Martial artists need not have an agent to be listed on Sheperd's site; however, they will be asked to show proof of legitimate training when registering. They will then be able to post photos, résumés and demo clips so casting directors can evaluate their abilities.

"When I started in show business years ago, I had to learn through word of mouth, reading books and feeling my way blindly through the entertainment field," Sheperd says. "This will simplify the process."

For more information, visit http:// www.martialartsplayers.com.

TAI Karate Founder David German Passes Away by Kevin C. Jones

PORTLAND, OR—On May 23, 2006, the martial arts world lost a legend. That was the day David German—father, brother, teacher, poet, inventor and founder of Transition Action Incorporated Karate—passed away. He was 65. He's survived by two sons (David and Eric), two daughters (Trish and April Whidden), a brother (Roy) and countless friends and students.

In his younger days, German believed he had things to prove, and he did just that. By age 12, he earned a black belt in jujutsu. By 16, he earned one in American kenpo under Ed Parker and later co-owned two studios with him. German also mastered chin-na, chuan fa and several forms of kung fu—including sil lum, white tiger, white hair and white eyebrow—before giving birth to TAI Karate.

His mission of skill acquisition accomplished, he lived his later years personifying the title "grandmaster." His presence could fill a room, his technique could twist a person in 1,000 ways and his wit could make his "victim" enjoy it even when he was sure his shoulder was about to pop out of its socket.

Mark Crawford, the owner and operator of a TAI Karate studio in Covi-na, California, recalled a conversation with German that took place some 25 years ago: "David explained to me that his goal as an instructor was to train his students to be masters of martial arts coordination. If you could master your coordination, you could be extremely good at any style or system. He was the first mixed martial artist, 30 years ahead of his time, and the grandmaster of martial arts coordination."

German's art will live on through

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