The questions and comments below were submitted to our “Questions & Suggestions” box or sent via e-mail. Have a question? Let us know! All questions will be answered in person or in the newsletter. Question: Did Elvis really get a black belt? Actually, yes! He trained frequently with Ed Parker, developer of American Kenpo karate. Mr. Penny, who loves books, even has a book on it, Elvis’ Karate Legacy. Although Elvis was undoubtedly passionate about the martial arts, he seemed to have earned what we call the “Hollywood Black Belt.” Which is when a celebrity climbs the ranks faster than anyone else seems able. Elvis reached 8th degree black belt in 15 years. Question: I LOVE KARATE!!!!!! I DO TOO!!!!!!