Edmund Kealoha Parker | Mormon Boxers

The pioneer of a unique derivative of martial arts called America Kenpo, this world famous Mormon’s legacy as a martial-arts master is known to many as he also founded the International Kenpo Karate Association which is now the governing body for international Kenpo. It was here that other greats such as Chuck Norris and Bruce Lee were able to launch themselves internationally.

Parker himself was also inducted into the Black Belt Hall of Fame, securing his status as a celebrity Mormon and today he is revered across generations as a famous Mormon once holding the rank of Senior Grand Master in the world of martial arts. He passed away in 1990.

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