This page serves as an on-line tribute to the late Senior Grandmaster Ed Parker, the Father of American Kenpo. This is a place to share firsthand stories and fond memories of Mr. Parker. Many of us younger kenpoists never had the chance to meet or know Mr. Parker, and many of the younger generation truly don't understand the man's spirit or his dream. So this page has been created so that the younger generations might, through the help of those who knew Mr. Parker, have some positive insight into his life.

Please take note, though, that flames, insults, and trash-talking will be deleted. This is a place where kenpoists from all generations can converge and be united in Mr. Parker's dream. I am in no way affiliated with the International Kenpo Karate Association (IKKA); this page does not endorse any organization, so please leave the politics at home. Any problems or questions should be addressed to Jay Creel.

Please note, this is NOT a discussion forum.
(General rule of thumb regarding posting replies, make sure it correlates to the story being told [as in, having something to add to the particular event or story]. Also, no anonymous posts, please. Thanks.)

The Early YearsTom Bleecker, Fri Dec 2, 2011 09:54

Jim JamsM. Kinnaird, Tue Mar 31, 2009 22:17

My Experiences with Mr. ParkerKelly Luce, Tue Oct 7, 2008 00:42

  • My InstructorDick Sowers, Sun Mar 11, 2007 14:02

    The eve of Grand Master Parker's passingKent Carson, Sun Feb 4, 2007 21:48

    Mr. Parker and Dennis ConatserRon Ray, Fri Feb 17, 2006 15:42


    Mayor's Commendation 1988Kraiguar Smith, Fri Oct 28, 2005 04:16

    My friend, S G Master Ed ParkerRuben Daniel Paz, Wed Sep 7, 2005 08:40

    Full CircleKraiguar Smith, Sun Mar 20, 2005 01:12

    Lucky enough to meet the MasterAlan Brodie, Mon Mar 15, 2004 21:26

    Long Beach InternationalsDennis Peters, Wed Dec 31, 2003 07:36

    Tracy's Studio 1966Rick Schloss, Wed Jul 30, 2003 02:43

    Tribute for Ed ParkerEric S. Kingston, Fri Jan 17, 2003 11:22

    The Friend I KnewMills Crenshaw, Fri Nov 22, 2002 19:37

    My First SeminarMartin Guerrero, Wed Sep 25, 2002 06:30

    Ed Parker's Visit...Bill, Fri Sep 13, 2002 10:24

    My time in Santa ClaraKenpo_student7, Thu Jun 27, 2002 22:38

    Ed Parker on Guns....Zoran Sevic, Sat May 4, 2002 11:38

    Cut the Big OneDennis Conatser, Sat May 4, 2002 09:53

    Who Promoted Ed Parker to 10th?Dennis Conatser, Sat Apr 27, 2002 19:36

    ED Parker B-Day 2002 (71)Dennis Conatser, Wed Mar 20, 2002 23:07

    Fastest sticks in the world..Stephen LaBounty, Fri Mar 15, 2002 17:36

    Don't Joke at Heathrow!Dennis Conatser, Fri Mar 15, 2002 17:16