Ed Parker

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Birthday
19, 1931
Birthplace
Hawaii
Death Date
Dec 15, 1990 (59)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
19, 1931
Birthplace
Hawaii
Death Date
Dec 15, 1990 (59)

About

Karate master who founded the first school for Americanized karate in the United States in 1954. He is credited with popularizing the fighting style known as American Kenpo Karate.

Before Fame

He was born in Honolulu and began practicing Judo at age twelve.

Trivia

He was the fight choreographer on the 1991 film The Perfect Weapon.

Family Life

He had a son named Ed Parker Jr.

Associated With

Among his most notable pupils is martial artist and actor Chuck Norris.