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Ed Parker

Martial Artist
Born Mar 19, 1931

Edmund Kealoha "Ed" Parker was an American martial artist, promoter, teacher, and author.

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1931 Birth Born on March 19, 1931.


1953 22 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1953 he was promoted to the rank of black belt. … Read More
1954 23 Years Old Parker opened the first "Americanized" karate school in the western United States in Provo, Utah in 1954.
1956 25 Years Old By 1956, Parker opened a Dojo in Pasadena, California. … Read More


1962 31 Years Old 1 More Event
The other black belts in chronological order up to 1962 were: Rich Montgomery, James Ibrao, Mills Crenshaw, authorized by Ed Parker to open a school in Salt Lake City, UT in late 1958 (That school later became the birthplace of the International Kenpo Karate Association; or IKKA.), Rick Flores, Al and Jim Tracy of Tracy Kenpo, Chuck Sullivan, John McSweeney, and Dave Hebler.


1977 46 Years Old Parker can be seen with Elvis Presley in the opening sequence of the 1977 TV special "Elvis in Concert". … Read More


1990 60 Years Old Edmund K. Parker died in Honolulu of a heart attack on December 15, 1990.
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