- Paperback: 226 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (27 Mar. 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1470123185
- ISBN-13: 978-1470123185
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.3 x 21.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 661,590 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Inside Elvis Paperback – 27 Mar 2012
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About the Author
Edmund Kealoha Parker was born on March 19, 1931, the sixth of seven children in Honolulu, Hawaii. His parents emphasized the principles of obedience, responsibility, hard work, loyalty and love of God and country, which remained with him throughout his life. Ed graduated from Kamehameha High School class of 1949, he received his black belt in Kenpo Karate and Jiu Jitsu June 5, 1953 from Professor William K. S. Chow, he served in the United States Coast Guard, graduated from Brigham Young University June 1, 1956. He married Marguerite Leilani Bertelmann Yap Dec. 1954. They moved to Pasadena, California where Ed and Leilani started the first commercial Karate Studio in the United States. They started their family and have 5 children, 20 grandchildren, as of 2012, 13 great-grandchildren. Ed was excited for the opportunity to expose, demonstrate and share his art with many well-known entertainment personalities. Such notables as Robert Wagner, Natalie Wood, Frank Lovejoy, Blake Edwards, Nick Adams and Elvis Presley to name a few. Ed was in The Return of the Pink Panther and the Curse of the Pink Panther. He did guest appearances on the Lucy Show, Courtship of Eddie's Father, I Spy and choreographed the scenes for The Perfect Weapon as well as many other movies and TV shows. Ed is the Senior Grandmaster of American Kenpo Karate he taught his art world-wide authored and published over 13 books that are the best selling Martial Arts books ever sold. He passed away December 15, 1990 in Honolulu, Hawaii. His Aloha spirit to all whom he associated with is still missed after all these years and yet his legacy, integrity is still felt by all who knew him or now know him through his work.