Grandmaster Parker Linekin
10th Degree Black Belt, Owner
Grandmaster Linekin was born in Newport, Rhode Island in 1943. He came to California in 1952 and graduated from Point Loma High School in 1961. He joined the armed forces thereafter and became a paratrooper and parachute rigger in the 101st Airborne. He was then transferred to 557th Airial Supply Company in Evreux, France before separating from the army in 1964. Grandmaster Linekin then attended San Diego City College as a teaching major.
While at City College, he learned about a karate school on College Avenue in San Diego. And so his adventure began. In 1966 Grandmaster Linekin attended Grandmaster Brian Adams’ school. He was the chief instructor for Adams Karate for 9 years before he established his own dojo.
Grandmaster Adams is a true master and innovator in the martial arts. While practicing with Grandmaster Adams, Grandmaster Linekin was exposed to masters in Aikido, Ju-Jitsu, Tai Chi Chuan, Iaido, and Arnis. So began his look at many arts and their relationship to each other.
Grandmaster Linekin is now a Grandmaster in Kenpo Karate and White Tiger Tai Chi Chuan, being awarded his 10th degree Black Belt in Kenpo Karate and given the title of Grandmaster by Grandmaster Brian Adams on March 17th, 2011. Grandmaster Linekin teachers an eclectic art that folds all his experience with his many arts. He teaches:
- Traditional Kenpo Ju-Jitsu
- Aiku Ju-Jitsu from Daito Ryu, Phan-ku Ju-Jitsu, and Yanagi Hara Ju-Jitsu
- Arnis from Grandmaster Adams, who learned from Danny Inosanto from Remy Presas and Grandmaster Jeff Gilbert
Grandmaster Linekin teaches Groups, Privates, and Seminars in all these arts.
Besides Grandmaster Linekin’s continuous martial arts exploration, he has now been studying Iyengar Yoga for the last 11 years and will do so for the rest of his life. He reconnected with his teacher and life coach Pujari Keays and is now studying Vipasana Meditation. So the journey continues.
Grandmaster Parker Linekin’s ways of teaching has influenced several generations of seekers, meditators, seniors, people needing healing, people healing from frantic lives, and people needing slow-motion exploration of consciousness.