"Ed Parker [was] one of America's foremost Karate Pioneers. He [was] the undisputed "Father" of American Karate having opened the first Karate studio in 1954. His credits include many other first such as the first:
Ed Parker and Doug Hall
...plus many others.
He [was] a native of Honolulu, Hawaii and a graduate of Kamehameha High School. He also graduated from the Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah where he obtained a B.S. degree in Sociology and Psychology."
- To conduct a Karate class on a university campus;
- Faculty member to teach Karate on a university campus;
- Authentic Karate technical advisor for T.V. and movies in the U.S.
- To publish a Rule Booklet specifically for Karate free-style competition
-- Infinite Insights Volume 1, back cover
More information about Mr. Parker and his legacy is available from these official websites