Mr. Parker

Ed Parker and Doug Hall

Ed Parker and Doug Hall

"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:
  • 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
...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." -- Infinite Insights Volume 1, back cover More information about Mr. Parker and his legacy is available from these official websites http://www.edparkersr.net/ and http://www.edparkersrkenpokarate.com/