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JAMJTX said:
Since all of Trias' teachers were American, can someone explain how he opened the first karate school?


I thought Trias lineage was Okinwan, in fact that he yearly traveled to okinawa to study
 

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Oh by the way additionally, Parker took his "Father of ... " from Ark Wong who was known at the time as the "Father of American Kung-Fu." Parker wanted to be
known as the "Father of American Kenpo" but the business aspect oblidged him to accept and promote the "Father of American Karate" personna.
 

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I am an alumna of BYU (Utah). Having double majors from the University is not unusual. It wouldn't surprise me at all for Mr. Parker to be a double major with Psychology and Sociology at the same time and get two separate degrees simultaneously. From the way things are described, it sounds like that is how it happened.

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Double majors (with a single degree) are common. Double degrees usually require 5 years (an extra year's worth of credits for the second degree) and so are much, much less common. In addition, double degrees within a college--here, Arts and Sciences--are also commonly disallowed; or, you can get a BS and a BA but not two BAs.

A single degree with two majors seems much more likely. This type of info. is usually public--when one graduated and with what degree(s). The Registrar might verify it.

Edit: Looking at BYU's web site, it currently doesn't seem to offer a second degree--only a second major. Of course, things may have been different in the past!
 

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Ceicei said:
I am an alumna of BYU (Utah). Having double majors from the University is not unusual. It wouldn't surprise me at all for Mr. Parker to be a double major with Psychology and Sociology at the same time and get two separate degrees simultaneously. From the way things are described, it sounds like that is how it happened.

- Ceicei

Whataver the case, he was certainly well educated - both in the martial arts and academics. I think whether it was two separate sheepskins, or one with two majors is really an unimportant technicality.

On edit: good job on your BYU degree, Ceicei. I know that it is considered a very good University.
 

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arnisador said:
Double majors (with a single degree) are common. Double degrees usually require 5 years (an extra year's worth of credits for the second degree) and so are much, much less common. In addition, double degrees within a college--here, Arts and Sciences--are also commonly disallowed; or, you can get a BS and a BA but not two BAs.

That is my understanding. I do think it takes some extra self-discipline to do either.
 

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arnisador said:
Double majors (with a single degree) are common. Double degrees usually require 5 years (an extra year's worth of credits for the second degree) and so are much, much less common. In addition, double degrees within a college--here, Arts and Sciences--are also commonly disallowed; or, you can get a BS and a BA but not two BAs.

A single degree with two majors seems much more likely. This type of info. is usually public--when one graduated and with what degree(s). The Registrar might verify it.

Edit: Looking at BYU's web site, it currently doesn't seem to offer a second degree--only a second major. Of course, things may have been different in the past!
Either way, my hats definitely off to both of you.
 

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With that, I will now stop digressing! I have found it interesting to read this thread and learn more of Mr. Parker. Starting martial arts in the late 70s, I heard of him frequently in the martial arts magazines, but though I started in a Kenpo variant (a Buffalo-area chain calling itself "American Self-Defense"), I quickly segued into Okinawan Karate and then arnis. So, although I read some Kenpo books just as I read books on many other arts out of curiousity, I never learned much about his background.
 
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