Results 1 to 14 of 14

Thread: SGM Edmund Kealoha Parker Sr., Founder of American Kenpo

  1. #1
    Gin-Gin2's Avatar
    Gin-Gin2 is offline
    KenpoTalk
    Adv. Green Belt
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Austin, TX, USA
    Posts
    613
    Thanks
    95
    Thanked 24 Times in 17 Posts

    Default SGM Edmund Kealoha Parker Sr., Founder of American Kenpo

    Fifteen years ago today you were taken from this world, but the Art to which you devoted yourself continues to change lives. Thank you, Sir.

    RIP

    With Love & Respect,
    Gin-Gin
    Attached Images Attached Images

  2. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Gin-Gin2 For This Useful Post:

    gixxershane (03-20-2007),John Brewer (03-21-2007),John M. La Tourrette (03-20-2007),sifuroy (09-07-2007)

  3. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Sarnia, ON, Canada
    Posts
    7,774
    Thanks
    301
    Thanked 1,263 Times in 801 Posts

    Default Re: SGM Edmund Kealoha Parker Sr., Founder of American Kenpo

    I remember that day well.
    Quality outweighs quantity every time.

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Baltimore, Maryland
    Posts
    2,270
    Thanks
    237
    Thanked 113 Times in 95 Posts

    Default Re: SGM Edmund Kealoha Parker Sr., Founder of American Kenpo

    "To hear is to doubt. To see is to be deceived. But to feel is to believe." -- SGM Ed Parker

    "Sic vis pacem parabellum - If you want peace, prepare for war." -- "The Punisher"


    "Praying Mantis, very good. . . For catching bugs." --Jackie Chan

    "A horse stance is great for taking a dump" --Jet Li

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    London, ON
    Posts
    1,601
    Thanks
    64
    Thanked 209 Times in 134 Posts

    Default Re: SGM Edmund Kealoha Parker Sr., Founder of American Kenpo

    I remember finding out that same day as well.

    Salute.


    Jamie Seabrook

  6. #5
    Alleydog is offline
    KenpoTalk
    Orange Belt
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Westminster, MD
    Posts
    102
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 20 Times in 13 Posts

    Default Re: SGM Edmund Kealoha Parker Sr., Founder of American Kenpo

    Gin-Gin,

    Very true very nice post.
    Truly, one of the most remarkable people I have ever had the pleasure to know.
    If you met him he knew your name. Think of all the people in all the studios all over the world that he had met. Now, that is darn impressive.

    The man just had a presence about him.

    Yours in Kenpo,
    Mike Guercio

  7. #6
    kenpo0324's Avatar
    kenpo0324 is offline
    KenpoTalk
    2nd. Brown Belt
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    799
    Thanks
    51
    Thanked 71 Times in 67 Posts

    Default Re: SGM Edmund Kealoha Parker Sr., Founder of American Kenpo

    R.I.P
    Yours Truly
    Kenpo0324

  8. #7
    KENPOJOE's Avatar
    KENPOJOE is offline
    KenpoTalk
    Yellow Belt
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    New Bedford, MA
    Posts
    58
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 32 Times in 18 Posts

    Default Re: SGM Edmund Kealoha Parker Sr., Founder of American Kenpo

    I had posted this on another board but seems fitting to place it here as well...I lit a candle...
    ...so that we do not curse the darkness...
    I remember for a few years after Mr. Paker passed away that I basically couldn't function on this day. I'd mope around,cry frequently and be a general basket case. I remember sittng with Huk once and him saying "can you believe that he'll be gone ten years this december?" and we both looked at each other as if to say "Where did the time go?". Now, a decade and a half later, knowing there are literally generations of Black Belts who never got to meet Mr. Parker, let alone get on the floor and actually train under the man himself, I consider myself fortunate and truly blessed to have met him,trained with him and under him, to get smacked around by him [Yes, i'm a kenpo dummy and darn proud of it!]and although i'm no "Kenpo Senior", I was just a guy who asked questions,wanted to learn and be taught by him.I remember sitting with him once in my home town and we were talking about some of his accomplishments over the years and I looked at him with a smile on my face and said "Gee Mr. Parker, what HAVEN'T you done!" which brought a great smile to his face,btw! It's the little things you remember over the many years...like why he didn't like pineapple juice or that he was part portugese and he had to get Chourico or linguica [normally from Leo Lacerte,Lance Soares or myself],getting the "laserbeam eyes" look when I told him i didn't feel "worthy enough" to sit with him at dinner. It was just having him demonstrate Short one with arm breaks to 2 guys from saudi arabia and having one of his "meathooks" [hands] litterally blot out the sun as it engulfed my face! Watching that last year as his hair became bleached white. Sitting with him in Conn. talking about how he didn't look well and how he thought he had another hernia [who knew then what it really could have been]. The last time we hugged was actually the first time i ever hugged him and it was a little weird for me at that time but now we all hug because we can never hug him again and I would give so much just to do that one more time. And here I am rambling like an idiot and crying like a kid again but these things happen when you lose someone you love. I have a small framed box around a candle with smoked glass and the character for "love" on it.I'll light that candle and thank someone who brought me out of the darkness in so many ways and remember the joy he brought to my life.
    God bless you Mr. Parker
    KENPOJOE
    "The truth, no matter who it hurts, is still the truth!"
    http://members.aol.com/kenpojoe/
    http://www.kenpojoe.com

  9. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to KENPOJOE For This Useful Post:

    Dianhsuhe (09-07-2007),Gin-Gin2 (07-06-2007),John M. La Tourrette (03-20-2007),sifuroy (03-21-2007)

  10. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Sarnia, ON, Canada
    Posts
    7,774
    Thanks
    301
    Thanked 1,263 Times in 801 Posts

    Default Re: SGM Edmund Kealoha Parker Sr., Founder of American Kenpo

    Mr. Rebelo

    That was truly beautiful. I think you put into words what many,many people are feeling. It is great that you are reflecting that light of knowledge.
    Quality outweighs quantity every time.

  11. #9
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Real estate in 3 states
    Posts
    2,963
    Thanks
    1,852
    Thanked 1,160 Times in 817 Posts

    Default Re: SGM Edmund Kealoha Parker Sr., Founder of American Kenpo

    A big Mahalo to Mr. Parker, for all that he taught me and many others.
    And I am talking about MORE than Kenpo Karate.
    Dr. John M. La Tourrette

  12. The Following User Says Thank You to John M. La Tourrette For This Useful Post:

    sifuroy (03-21-2007)

  13. #10
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    My own private Idaho
    Posts
    5,277
    Thanks
    4,886
    Thanked 3,559 Times in 2,171 Posts

    Default Re: SGM Edmund Kealoha Parker Sr., Founder of American Kenpo


  14. #11
    SPK,Grasshopper is offline
    KenpoTalk
    Blue Belt
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Bremerton, Wa
    Posts
    305
    Thanks
    108
    Thanked 40 Times in 33 Posts

    Default Re: SGM Edmund Kealoha Parker Sr., Founder of American Kenpo

    ..........
    "Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else, YOU are the one who gets burned."
    Buddha.

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]


  15. #12
    John Brewer's Avatar
    John Brewer is offline Starting Over
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    1,941
    Thanks
    1,381
    Thanked 420 Times in 329 Posts

    Default Re: SGM Edmund Kealoha Parker Sr., Founder of American Kenpo

    ............

  16. #13
    Stix is offline
    KenpoTalk
    White Belt
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Posts
    14
    Thanks
    10
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts

    Default Re: SGM Edmund Kealoha Parker Sr., Founder of American Kenpo

    ................

  17. #14
    sifuroy is offline In Memory of our Departed Friend
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    1,027
    Thanks
    958
    Thanked 444 Times in 304 Posts

    Default Re: SGM Edmund Kealoha Parker Sr., Founder of American Kenpo

    What a presance SGM Parker was. At the Internationals with 10,000 people there when he entered a hush fell over us. Even those who had never met him knew who it was. He even affected those who knew nohing of Kenpo.

    There was always excitement when he visited our School. If you were in the Los Angeles area ,he just might drop in for a surprise visit. When he left you felt that you had been truly Blessed.

    We were fortunate to again see him at the "Seattle Open Tournament" that he came up for and Ran for an Ailing Steve Armstrong. Mr. Armstrong always attended the Internationals to help Mr.Parker. They were good friends.

    Yes we all Miss him. We will never for get the day the news came of his passing.

    I am Most Respectfully,
    sifuroy

Remove Ads

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. A Question specifically for Dr. Chapel
    By zealous Kenpoist in forum Parker - Chapél / SubLevel 4 Kenpo™
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 11-03-2012, 02:17 PM
  2. An unbiased overview of Tracy Kenpo??
    By Brother John in forum Tracy Kenpo - General
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 05-23-2007, 04:57 AM
  3. American Kenpo Techniques
    By Medina Kenpo in forum Kenpo General
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 01-02-2007, 02:33 PM
  4. Anyone care to answer some of this?
    By Alan J. in forum Parker - Mills / AKKI
    Replies: 140
    Last Post: 07-09-2005, 08:08 AM
  5. Bio: SGM Edmund K. Parker Sr.
    By Bob Hubbard in forum Parkers Kenpo (EPAK) - General
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-13-2005, 11:42 PM