By Bill Copeland on January 21, 2010
Most of us are familiar with Elvis Presley as a singer, actor, and a tragic figure in the music industry. An interesting side history of the king, though, is his discipline in the marital arts. Presley held black belts in Kenpo Karate and Tae Kwon Do. Presley’ interest in the martial arts began when he was an Army private stationed in Germany after he was drafted. He returned from the Army a certified black belt.