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03-25-2008, 03:26 PM
03-25-2008, 03:49 PM
So, he studied this longer than anyone thought.
"In this meeting, Elvis explained to me that he had begun training in the martial arts because he was fascinated with the movements. He found the movements graceful as well as artistic and had the idea to incorporate them to make his stage performances more exciting. He first began training while stationed in Europe during his time in the U.S. Army. After completing his service and returning to the United States, he began to study with Master Ed Parker. Elvis told me that it was at Master Parker's suggestion that he contacted me. I was more than flattered, I was overwhelmed. "
03-25-2008, 03:51 PM
"Elvis trained with the other students in a regular training session. Classroom discipline was so strict that Elvis was allowed the same freedom of training as the ordinary students without the usual press from adoring fans.
Elvis was awarded 7th Degree Black Belt in 1973 by Master Rhee and on occasion had the opportunity, himself, to test and promote students of lower rank. "
Thanks, Jen. I enjoyed this.
I think I posteds this before but in 2005 Elvis was inducted into the "Karate Hall of Fame" for his devotion to karate and his help in spreading the art into the mainstream of society.
03-25-2008, 05:47 PM
Yup, he was and I'm so glad they awarded him that honor. He certainly worked for it.
03-26-2008, 09:15 PM
waw thanks for posting there was alot there id din't know and some great pics i bet he could kick the a out of any attacker lol
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