Everett Dutschke, lead instructor at Tupelo Taekwondo Plus will represent Tupelo at the induction ceremony in the Big Apple and former Tennessee congressman Harold Ford of Memphis will represent that city, home to Elvis' Graceland mansion.
Duplicate awards will also be presented for placement at Graceland and the Elvis Presley Birthplace and Museum in Tupelo. Dutschke said 'I think it's long overdue. I've been lobbying hard, because this is good for Tupelo. It's probably just being done now because nobody asked before'.
Elvis was devoted to the study of martial arts and his display of martial arts in his movies gave great exposure to the art.
Elvis can be seen practising karate and explaining some of the moves in the new Elvis By The Presleys DVD.
The New Gladiators contains nearly every photo of Elvis doing karate.
Buy Elvis Presley: Gladiators DVD contains;
1.) 49 minutes of footage narrated by Wayne Carmen
2.) Raw footage with Elvis
3.) 1968 'It Hurts Me' Karate footage takes
4.) Interview about Elvis' Karate with Wayne Carmen
Buy an original TCB patch made for Khan Rhee
View Elvis Karate movie footage in the Elvis By The Presleys DVD at over 4 hours this double DVD set will tell you everything you want to know and more plus includes lots of home movies of Elvis, Priscilla and Lisa Marie.
Elvis and Karate by Master Kang Rhee
Elvis Presley & Bill 'superfoot' Wallace
Chuck Norris : Elvis, Priscilla, martial arts and me
July 4, 1974, Elvis gives a karate demonstration with Ed Parker in Memphis
Elvis In Karate Hall Of Fame