Los Angeles Examiner, January 13, 1957



The deadliest blow of all is the one delivered by a master of Kenpo
Kara-te. It could be directed to any one of 45 vital points of the human body.
The result, when given in real battle, is almost always fatal.

One man in the southland who knows it all is Ed Parker, a 26-year old
Hawaiian. The 6 foot tall, 212 pound islander is now teaching the art at the
Beverly Wilshire Health Club and the Goodrich Gym in Pasadena.
Kenpo Karate might be called the ancestor of all forms of the manly, but no so gentle manly, art of self defense. It combines Judo, jiu Jitsu, box- ing, some wrestling and much of the rough and tumble of street fighting.
It is a combination of the Law of the Fist ( and the Law of the
Open Hand (Kara-te). Parker explains. The first originated in India, the
second in China.
Parker rates Kenpo Kara-te over Judo as self defense because of its ex- treme mobility. Where Judo requires a longer, hand to hand combat, usually limited to one man, Kenpo Kara-te enables a man to fight as many as three or four, striking out simultaneously with a foot, hand and elbow.
Brought up in a very tough part of Honolulu, Parker early was forced into defending himself in battle. Today he has a black belt in judo and a master's degree in Kenpo Kara-te, making him one of the few in the U. S. to hold both.
His early environment led Parker into sociology. He obtained his B. S. in this field at Brigham Young University in Utah and plans to get a master's as well. He now makes his home in Pasadena.
The three-months beginners' course he is now teaching is designed pri- marily to develop self-confidence in the students as well as giving them the
basic fundamentals. From this class, students who excel in technique and
who exhibit the proper traits of character will be selected for an advanced
course in which they will be taught the refinements of Kenpo Kara-te.
A code of honor among Kenpo Kara-te disciples guides their actions and
limits its usage only to self-preservation and the protection of the oppressed.

LOS ANGELES ESAMINER, JANUARY 13, 1957