George Waite, a Kempo practitioner and producer of the soon-to-be-released film that was funded by Elvis called 'The New Gladiators' passed away on Wednesday after a year-long illness. A deal was struck with EPE to get this film out, but sadly George Waite did not see it released inin two short weeks.
George Waite DiedJuly 25, 2009 | People
Sirbalkan wrote on July 26, 2009
So sad... My prayers are with his family. God bless his soul. Hope he and El can practice together in heaven.
pasa-ryu wrote on July 29, 2009
an awful shame!-at least epe/graceland are finaly going to release the entire footage filmed in 1974.9i love martial arts and do ju-jitsu and love karate elvis)..this dvd release will shut up all the critics who have tried to say for years that elvis was a 'fake' black belt.(we all knew he was a real martial artist)tcb.(i cannot wait to get this dvd!!-i will purchasing about ten dvd's when it comes out!!)