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Compiled and published in 1992, two years after Mr. Parker's death in Dec. of 1990, this work represented a monumental task, a labor of love by the creator, founder and Senior Grandmaster of American Kenpo. From his first day of training, Mr. Parker had been fascinated by Kenpo, it's unique nature kept his curiosity aroused and continually wet his appetite for an ever increasing knowledge throughout his life. As he pursued knowledge by dissecting motion, he reaffirmed his belief that logic was the key ingredient influencing consistent organized methods of study. Structuring his work, he achieved clarity along with the ability to modify and update newly discovered concepts, theories, and principles. Mr. Parker developed a distinctive method of converting verbal language into physical language as he personalized lessons through the use of analogies, sayings, and short stories. This personalized teaching method allowed him to expand unilaterally, resulting in a generation of new concepts as well as a new and equally terminology, devised, developed and included in the Kenpo experience. Together with the other writings of Mr. Parker, this volume brings together, into a cohesive whole, the mind of a Master of Motion. His admonition is straightforward and simple, "Study the contents of this book, and make learning a delightful experience. Allow Kenpo to become your second language if you are not already bilingual. Master the Kenpo language, and expand your knowledge beyond your expectations. Most importantly, remember that this language of motion, one physically ingrained and internalized, can save your life."
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Edmund Kealoha Parker Sr. was born on March 19, 1931, the sixth of seven children in Honolulu, Hawaii. Growing up in the harsh Honolulu environment, young Edmund had many opportunities to defend himself, his principles, and his honor. Edmund attended Kamehameha High School, he excelled in sports, becoming an accomplished athlete. He became a judo black belt by the age of fifteen, as well as an amateur boxing champion. He competed in track and field, and became a member of the Junior Varsity Football Team. Edmund was born and raised in a devout Mormon household. He graduated from Kamehameha High School served his country in the Coast Guard for three years. He worked hard to achieve his Black Belt Certificate from Professor William K. S. Chow June 5, 1953. During his high school and young adult years he dated Marguerite Leilani Bertelmann Yap. He graduated from Brigham Young University and married Marguerite Leilani Bertelmann Yap in December 28, 1954 in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake, Utah Temple. Edmund opened the first Karate Studio in Pasadena, California in 1956. Karate was unknown in California. Terry Robinson a close friend who owned a private health club in Beverly Hills, the Beverly Wilshire Health Club. Introduce Edmund to many celebrities whom Edmund taught, Bob Wagner, Natalie Word, MacDonald Carey, Elkie Sommers, Blake Edwards, Frank Lovejoy, Audy Murphy, Nick Adams, Gary Cooper and Elvis Presley. Edmund when meeting and becoming close friends with Bruce Lee introduced Bruce to the directors who eventually cast Bruce Lee in the TV show the Green Hornet. Edmund appeared in many movies and television shows, including Revenge of the Pink Panther and The Curse of the Pink Panther. He also was on The Lucy Show where he taught Lucille Ball and Ethel Mertz. He was in The Courtship of Eddie's Father and I Spy. Edmund taught many thousands all over the World. He frequently put on Seminars and Demonstrations in Australia, England, Ireland, Spain, Chile, Venezuela, Sweden, Holland and Greece. For many years Mr. Parker authored many books that still sell very well all over the World. Basic Booklet on Karate, Kenpo Karate Law of the Fist, The Women's Guide to Self Defense, Secrets of Chinese Karate, Infinite Insights into Kenpo 1-5 volumes, The Zen of Kenpo, The Encyclopedia of Kenpo, Roots & Branches (his family history), Inside Elvis, the Accumulative Belt Journals from Yellow belt to 5th degree Black. He Directed and Narrated 2 videos Sophisticated Basics #1 Stances & Sophisticated Basics #2 Maneuvers.
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