Rich Montgomery

When Ed Parker was more or less 8 years home his father in Judo. His next attempt was boxing. The one which made in MICA and Boys Clubs. As a teenager Boxer Ed Parker recalled that there was always someone bigger and more experienced who wanted to use him punching bag. With gloves and everything – and soil fainting him strangling it. Ed Parker also remembered that it came from a really difficult neighborhood. The Pope of Ed Parker had been a good Boxer and wrestler when young and wanted his son to be able to defend themselves.

The Pope of Ed Parker was something mas alto y Delgado. More or less in 1960 it came from Hawaii to visit Ed in Pasadena. At that then Mas Oyama was doing a strong reputation for their struggles with Bulls; breaking them horns hand clean and even killing some of the bulls. One of the students in the study, Jim Nessie, had trained to be a fighter of bulls so we invite to Ed Parker, his wife, his father and Rich Montgomery (the second black tape promoted Ed) to go to Mexico to see the carving and the power of a bull in person. The first serious training of martial arts in Ed Parker came from a friend of the Church, Frank Chow. Frank taught many of the youths of the locality outside of Mormon Rec. Center. And it didn’t take long to recognize the potential of the young Hawaiian and recommended that Ed Parker learned with his brother, William Chow.

The training of Ed Parker with Chow was divided between his service with the coast guard and his studies at BYU. His service with the coast guard was really a blessing. It not only allowed him to stay in his house (Hawaii), they enjoy a salary and long time to train with the professor.