Schwarzgurte der ersten Generation Kampfkünstler des Jahres Instructor des Jahres
(19.03. 1931 - 15.12. 1990)
" Revenge of Pink Panther "
" Curse of the Pink Panther "
" Seven "
" Kill the Golden Goose "
Mr. Parker schrieb als erster ein Regelbuch für Karate Freikampf. Seine Wettkämpfe wie Long Beach Internationals zählten zu den größten Veranstaltungen im Jahr. Zu den 1. Internationals 1964 präsentierte Ed Parker Bruce Lee in einer Demo zum ersten Mal. Mit seinen Verbindungen nach Hollywood vermittelte Ed Bruce Lee zum amerikanischen Fernsehen und Film. Das tat er später auch für Chuck Norris und Eric Lee.
Mr. Parker wurde auch zu einem beachteten Autor, er schrieb unter anderem:
The Basic Booklet
Secrets of Chinese Karate
Woman´s Guide to Self Defence
EP Guide to the Nunchaku
The Infinite Insights Serie (5 Teile)
The Zen of Kenpo
Encyclopedia of Kenpo
Ed Parker ist weltweit als "Vater des American Kenpo" bekannt. 1974 schrieb das Inside Kung Fu Magazin: " Ed Parker hatte den innovativsten und erfolgreichsten Einfluss auf die Entwicklung der Kunst zu einer neuen Qualität." Sein System basierte auf praktische Theorien und Konzepte als Gegenstück zu den klassischen Ideen. Er nutzte Prinzipien aus Physik, Mathematik, Geometrie, numerischen und alphanumerischen Systemen, immer in Verbindung mit Erfahrungen des Lebens. Seine Lehrweise in Analogien und Kurzgeschichten ist Legende. Er gab seinem System spirituelle Tiefe mit seinem Creed, Pledges und mit "Zen of Kenpo". Sein Erfolg brachte tausenden von Menschen den Kontakt zu Kenpo. Hunderte von Schulen, Clubs und Studios führen ihre Wurzeln zurück zu Ed Parker.
Ed Parkers Schwarzgurte der ersten Generation (alphabetische Reihenfolge)
Ed Parker 1976: Martial Artist of the Year
(Ed Parker Kampfkünster des Jahres im Black Belt
In the relatively short history of the American martial arts, the name of Ed Parker has become synonymous with the growth and proliferation of American karate.
Often referred to as the "Father of American Kenpo Karate," the irascible, energetic "old man" of the martial arts has more than made his mark on an industry that
owes much of its early growth to his efforts.
The 45-year-old Parker was the founder of America's first successful karate dojo, and has been practicing the art for nearly 30 years, 20 of them as a
pioneer "professional" karateka in the United States.
In sport karate, Parker has been the founder and promoter of the oldest annual major tournament in the country the famous International Karate
Championships, held every year since 1965 in Long Beach, California. His expertise at tournament promotion and organization has been a model
for others to follow, and there are even those who argue that without the Internationals, sport karate would never have had the opportunity to
surface. Parker loaned his experience to the 1975 World Union of Karate-Do Organization Championships in Long Beach, attesting to his concern for the martial
As the author of a half-dozen instructional texts dealing with the arts, the former publisher of a martial arts magazine and the veteran of more than a
half-dozen films and television programs, Parker is one of the most notable and familiar karate spokesmen to people outside the arts.
Currently, Parker has turned his interests toward the sport of full contact karate, coaching and instructing a stable of a dozen young fighters who are
eager to try out his concepts in the ring. He is also becoming reinvolved in several book and film projects which his busy schedule had forced him to
put off for years.
Ed Parker 1979: Instructor of the Year (American Freestyle Arts)
( Ed Parker Instruktor des Jahres
im Black Belt Magazin)
Ed Parker, originator of the International Karate Championships in Long Beach, California, in 1964 (one of the first major annual tournament events in the United States), is again on the BLACK BELT Hall of Fame list as Instructor of the Year (American Freestyle Arts). He was the Hall of Fame Man of the Year in 1976. Parker more than deserves his second Hall of Fame citation for he not only still runs the Internationals each August, he also began teaching his distinctive kenpo style of karate in 1954, when he opened his first school near Brigham Young University in Utah. Often calledand rightly so"the father of American kenpo karate," Parker first brought his style of martial art to the attention of mainland American students at Brigham Young after years of training under William Chow of Hawaii. The Hawaiian-born P arker taught kenpo in Utah until he earned his B.A. degree in sociology and psychology in 1956 He then opened his first real school in Pasadena, California. From this beginning, Parker expanded his chain of schools and martial arts style across the United States, into South America and Europe, where protégés now run schools in Britain and Germany.
An instructor to an impressive roster of some of Hollywood's leading celebrities, Parker has expanded his martial arts career into a continuing acting career. He has appeared in a number of TV's memorable series (/ Spy, The Rebel, The Lucy Show, among others) and several motion pictures, the latest of which is Seven, an action-adventure film released across the United States and overseas during 1979. A self-styled "rebel" among martial artists, Parker says he now finds more and more martial artists taking a second look at his art. He also finds that more and more, martial artists born and trained in countries where he travels are demanding a greater share of the control and direction of their martial arts programs. Always concerned about the development and progress of the martial arts, Parker makes several journeys a year, giving demonstrations and otherwise helping fledgling martial arts schools and programs get off to proper starts.
An author as well as actor and martial artist, Parker says he soon will have a book published called Everyday Gestures That Can Save Your Life. In the book, Parker will show how normal, everyday moves can be rethought for translation into sharply defined and efficient self-defense tactics.
Ed Parkers Grabstein. Wir werden ihn nie vergessen!