OK- I have to reply to this one. I know that parts of this are true. Look at Ed's first book. Have any of you Kenpo people EVER seen training methods like that used by Ed? And it was always talked about that Ed took the book from Jimmy. But Ed always had a "story" as to what happened.
Originally Posted by Boydy83
So Bill, does Jimmy still teach on a concrete floor so you have to always have your balance? I trained under Jimmy. Does he still like the horses? He could hit! And he was always in shape.
I do not know about the leaving Jimmy in the car part, but I believe it as I know Ed. He screwed me after I saved his butt over a complete lie. He screwed Paul Dalton. He screwed Bob Cook- I believe Cook was also a Jimmy Woo student. And Ed made up some lie about their break up being over some student hanging himself. Ed had stated that Jimmy was teaching a "mystical" form that made you so strong that you could hang yourself and survive it- so the kid tried it and died. I did not know Jimmy like you did. But I never heard any "mystical" things coming from Jimmy.
Also, did you know John Wilson? A student of Jimmy's that looked like Rutger Hauer. He was very good as well. Very stocky and very powerful.
But back to Ed. Elvis was an 8th. degree? Like my dog is a brain surgeon. I liked Elvis, but he was no 8th. Maybe a green. Ed was a hard man to figure out. But when push came to shove Ed only was loyal to Ed.
A long time ago Ed wanted a bunch of us to come back- I have no idea why. So as I was being asked by a Kenpo 7th. dan I asked Paul Dalton (I was at Paul's home) "Do you want to get back with Ed Parker?" Paul screamed "You tell that fat pineapple picking son of a butch to go **** himself!!!" Paul had no fear of him either. So I said to the Kenpo guy "any questions?" I am still friends with the Kenpo people (maybe not now) but I do not share their feelings about Ed not their faith in Kenpo.
Ed could grab Bruce like I can flap my arms and fly. Ed was critical in giving Bruce his start and introducing Bruce to Hollywood people. But Ed had nothing to teach Bruce. And Bruce greatly evolved over the years- Kenpo devolved.