8 Elvis Presley Facts So Crazy You Might Not Believe Them

#7 Elvis Was a Black Belt in Karate

Not only did the King soothe the masses with his voice, he could also kick some ass when he wanted to! He learned under the Shotokan sensei Jurgen Seydal, while fulfilling his military duties in 1958! His black belt was awarded before his return to the U.S. by Chito-Ryu instructor Hank Slemansky. Throughout his life, martial arts continued to inspire Elvis and his favorite form of fighting became American Kenpo.


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