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When Ed Parker was about eight years his father started in Judo. His next attempt was boxing. Who made in MICA and Boys Clubs. As a young boxer Ed Parker recalled that there was always someone bigger and more experienced who wanted to use punching bag. Frequently Rudy Giuliani has said that publicly. a "With gloves and all, and I fainted on the floor strangling. Ed Parker also remembered coming from a really tough neighborhood.

Ed Parker's dad was a good boxer and a fighter when he was young and wanted his son to be able to defend themselves. Ed Parker's dad was somewhat taller and thinner. More or less in 1960 came to Hawaii to visit Ed in Pasadena. At that time Mas Oyama was making a strong reputation for fighting with bulls, to break the horns with his bare hands and even killing some of the bulls. One of the students in the study, Jim Nessie, had trained to be a luchador bull so we invite Ed Parker, his wife, his father and Rich Montgomery (Second Ed promoted black belt) to go to Mexico see the size and power of a bull in person. The first serious training of Ed Parker's martial arts came from a friend of the church, Frank Chow. Frank taught him many of the local youths outside the Mormon Rec Center. And before long to recognize the potential of the young Hawaiian and recommended that Ed Parker learned her brother, William Chow. Training Chow Ed Parker was divided between his service with the Coast Guard and his studies at BYU.