May the 4th at Phat Collectibles

Master Vos hasn't quite moved his troops to Boz Pity yet.

Master Vos hasn’t quite moved his troops to Boz Pity yet.

If you’re a Star Wars fan then May the 4th should be a circled day in your calendar. Whether you celebrate it by Watching the Saga straight through, playing some LEGO Star Wars, reading some graphic novels, watching some Robot Chicken specials, bringing your action figure collection to a friends house to make bigger scenes, making Yoda pancakes, catching up on your X-Wing books, or listening to some Fan Fiction audio books, this is a day for all of us. This year however we got a double whammy because May the 4th was also Free Comic Book Day!! So not only could we do all the aforementioned activities but we could journey to our local comic shop and pick up some books on the house!!

Well this year was a hat trick for me. My wife and I recently joined up with the Saber Guild, a charity organization that raises money by dressing up as Lightsaber wielders and performing fights!! We were invited to Phat Collectibles by our sister organization The Dark Empire to troop for Free Comic Book Day and troop we did!

FREE!!!!

FREE!!!!

As my first event with this organization I had a great time. Taking pictures with kids and hanging with fellow Jedi is a great way for my May the 4th to go! Darth Vader made an appearance and Liz’s Aayla was very popular with the fans. I can’t wait for the next event where we’ll actually be doing a show! In the meantime check out the gallery and don’t forget to visit the links at the bottom! Joining up is a great way to becoming part of a larger world and becoming a real hero.

Saber Guild

The Dark Empire

Phat Collectibles

Rest in Peace Ken Garcia

Yesterday the world lost a wonderful man by the name of Ken Garcia. You may recognize him from any number of his TV or movie appearances, you might know him from his Krav Maga classes, or maybe you have taken a few acting classes from his studio. I had the distinct pleasure of working with him on a number of projects and his work always impressed me. The first time I met him was in 2007 on the Wasteland production location. We rode in the bed of a truck doing 60 through the desert terrain then joked for a while about how close each bump got us more and more nervous about the lack of seat belts in truck beds. His great sense of humor and punctuality made sure that we had plenty more opportunities to catch up for every meeting, table-read, audition, or shoot day that I saw him at because we were usually the only ones there on time. I scored 2 movies that he was in and his performances never ceased to amaze and inspire me. I read with him at the Urgency audition that I felt he crushed and was then disappointed when the studio cast the part themselves. I listened every time his lines came up at a table read to hear how the lines carried weight with only the sound of his voice. He always offered to buy me a drink whenever we were at any outing. The last time I saw him was at the Wasteland DVD signing where we spent most of our time joking and laughing with each other.  Well in case you’re listening KG:

Yup, that’s us in the background.

This is the only pic I could find of us together. Oddly enough I think this was the last time I saw you. As punctual people we spent a lot of time chilling before everyone else got there. It was great to know you as an inspiration, teacher, peer, and most importantly as a friend. You never let anything stand in your way and accomplished more than most people ever will. Your talent, skill, ambition, determination, and hunger for life was something we could all learn from. I already miss you and can’t wait to hang and chat it up again… while we wait for everyone else. All my condolences to everyone else whose lives you touched. I know they all miss you as much as I do.

I scored this for your scene in Wasteland and I think it is a beautiful song for a great performance. Have a listen and we all miss you.

Wasteland – Fathers.mp3

To learn more about Ken visit his website here: http://www.kengarcia-actor.com/

Visit his acting studio of Orange County here: http://www.asooc.com/

Visit Beach Cities Krav Maga where to taught at here: beach cities krav maga Facebook page

More on Ken’s passing here: www.worldwidedojo.com

His Youtube channels and series’ are here: http://www.youtube.com/user/DILLIGAFtheseries

http://www.youtube.com/user/ActorsStudioOfOC

You can watch his work in Project Purgatory Beijing here:

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One Free Song and More EMC Hilarity

Well this month’s first post is awfully late isn’t it. Well no matter, what’s important is it’s here and by special request here is a free song to make you smile!!

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Click this link to download Monkey Zero from the Monkey Rumble video!

So since you are here take a look at these peeks into the lives of famous Martial Arts icons (the term icon may only apply to one of these personalities)

In case you want to catch up check out the EMC Revolution channel for more moments, great fights, stop motion, and funny action!! Thanks for listening!!

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