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Elvis got a black belt in karate

Elvis Presley

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He started training in the late ’50s with a guy named Jürgen Seydel while he served in the Army. Then, when he returned home, he met and trained with a kenpo master named Ed Parker. By 1960, he earned a first-degree black belt under Hank Slemansky, a Chito Ryu stylist. And after this, he trained with Karate Master Kang Rhee. As he trained, he incorporated a lot of his techniques into his live performances and in 1974, he established the Tennessee Karate Institute.

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