December 06, 1959
Elvis started karate lessons with Jurgen Seydel. Mr. Seydel was known as the "father of the German karate". This sport is a discipline with which Elvis was very fascinated ever since he read an article about Hank Slamasky, an ex-Marine, who pioneered in teaching the sport in the service. Elvis took lessons from Mr. Seydel twice a week until he returned to the States.