Ed Parker Quotes

Ed Parker


“The worth of a name is often measured by how far it extends beyond the grave.”

“Time and space may separate us, but not the thoughts and memories that bind us.”

“Fame often necessitates upholding your name and reputation.”


“Positive innovations are imminent when you keep an open mind.”

“An ounce of logic can be worth more than a ton of tradition that has become obsolete through the weathering of time.”

“It is not the aim of Kenpo to merely produce a skillful as well as powerful practitioner, but to create a well integrated student respectful of all.”

“Having an open mind does not necessarily lead to perfection. It is your ability to observe, analyze, discern, and understand the true essence that basic principles contain that point the way to perfection.”

Quotes from, “The Zen of Kenpo” by Ed Parker