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  1. The Iron Man is offline

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    Posted On:
    3/17/2005 9:00pm


     Style: Kempo

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    What do you guys think about Ed Parker

    My friend keeps going on about great his new studio is, and how his teacher is one of Ed Parker's protoge's. Ed Parkers the guy who trained Elvis right? My friend also went as far as to say that Ed Parker could have beaten Mas Oyama. What are your guy's opinions?
  2. Knightmare is offline

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    Posted On:
    3/17/2005 9:34pm


     Style: Kickboxing/Sub. Grappling

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    Didn't Bill Wallace teach Elvis?
  3. Anthracis is offline

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    Posted On:
    3/17/2005 9:45pm


     Style: The Jits & Muay Thai

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    Does it really matter!? Could either of them have beaten Helio Gracie?? NO! Nuff Said!
  4. MattJ is offline

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    Posted On:
    3/17/2005 9:53pm


     Style: JKD , Spirit Fingers

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    Sorry, but these questions are irrelevant. Ed Parker is dead, and so is Mas Oyama. They both helped to bring more people into MA training, which was a good thing. If you like the style, and you are getting good training, that is all that matters.
  5. ORION_SOG is offline

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    Posted On:
    3/17/2005 10:00pm


     Style: Judo/BehriBJJ/Muay/Boxing

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    Ed Parker got his ass handed to him outside a bar in Hawaii by a 17 yr old street kid. Nuff said. You should hear what the old school guys say about him ie.. Gene LeBell, George Anderson, Bob Wall, Pat Burleson, ect....

    and no Bill Wallace didn't teach Elvis, it was Ed Parker...
  6. MattJ is offline

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    Posted On:
    3/17/2005 10:15pm


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    ORION -

    Do you have proof of that incident with the 17 year old? I have never heard that.

    Ed Parker was held in generally high regard in the MA community, and worked with lots of very high level people ( Benny Urquidez, Joe Lewis among others) who would probably not have wasted thier time if it was BS.

    I was also under the impression that Bill Wallace was one of Elvis's instructors. I know Ed Parker was not the only one. I seem to remember an article in Black Belt magazine several years ago, where Bill Wallace talked about a knee injury he suffered and how Elvis helped get him treatment for the injury.
  7. ORION_SOG is offline

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    Posted On:
    3/17/2005 10:22pm


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    I will look for the article on the incedent... and as far as high reguard by the old timers... My dad is one of the old timers, some liked him and the hard core guys didn't. My dad Jim Harrison was one of the trainers of Bill Wallace and they are good friends still today, as well as the rest of them.. Benny I know did not have much respect for Ed's Kempo, Joe liked him but not his art as well..
  8. Phrost is offline
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    3/17/2005 10:49pm

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    Strange. I was about to Trollshido this thread until I searched for Ed Parker and we don't have any threads specifically about him.

    Paging Clyde and the other resident Ke?po instructors to this thread...
  9. Jolly_Roger is offline

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    Posted On:
    3/17/2005 11:06pm


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    Interesting fact about Ed parker: He was very big.
    Canuckyokushin:

    These women can do back flips right over my head and still land on there feet .GRrrrrrrr!

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    THAT'S NOTHING, I USED TO KNOW SOME 12 YEAR-OLDS WHO COULD FIT INSIDE A SUITCASE AND STAY ALIVE FOR 7 OR WAS IT 6 HOURS
  10. Knightmare is offline

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    Posted On:
    3/17/2005 11:26pm


     Style: Kickboxing/Sub. Grappling

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthracis
    Does it really matter!? Could either of them have beaten Helio Gracie?? NO! Nuff Said!
    Kimura did.
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