Discussion in 'Misc. Knife Arts' started by arnisador, Nov 6, 2007.
I had forgotten how fast he was:
He was VERY fast, and he was a big guy, too.
He was about the size of the NFL linemen of his day, to give you an example. Size and speed.
Yeah, he hardly needed the martial arts! The speed (and precision) he had were really something. I'm reminded once again of a scene from The Longest Yard (original version), in which Burt Reynolds as Crewe and his pal Caretaker are watching a massive, angry, aggressive prisoner in heavy chains practicing a karate kata:
Caretaker: Well, there he is. Connie Shokner, baddest cat in the joint. Even the guards are scared of him. He killed three people on the outside and two since he's been in here.
Crewe: Yeah, that karate's some bad stuff.
Caretaker: Oh, that was before he learned karate.
Aloha Uncle ED
I was introduced to him by Ahgung Tony Ramos, many of the the American martial arts pioneers came via Hawaii. We Hawaiians are proud of both SGM Ed K. Parker and Ahgung Tony Ramos, yes these men were fast but where they grew up in Hawaii you had to be fast. They both understood the 'check-hand concept'. Mahalo & Aloha
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