Ed Parker Sr. author of the most sold Martial Arts books worldwide. Father of American Kenpo Karate and founder of the International Kenpo Karate Association and the International Karate Championships in Long Beach, California. His famous quote is: "I come to you with only Karate, my empty hands. But should I be forced to defend myself, my principles, or my honor, should it be a matter of life or death, right or wrong, then here are my weapons, Karate, my empty hands."
About the Author
The late Sr. Kenpo Grandmaster Ed Parker Sr. known as the Father of American Kenpo Karate and founder of the International Karate Championships in Long Beach, California. He introduced Bruce Lee to the Martial Arts world. Close friend and bodyguard to Elvis Presley. Author, actor, movie stunt coordinator, businessman, publisher, graduate of Kamehameha High School and Brigham Young University. Served in the United States Coast Guard. Founder of the International Kenpo Karate Association with affiliates worldwide. Native born Hawaiian and honored in the Hawaii Sports Hall of Fame. Loving husband, father and grandfather.