Master Eddie Baker began his formal study of Karate in the fall of
1968 under the instruction of his older brothers, Otis and Preston
Eddie was the first of the Baker brothers to show an interest in
Karate, but he was drafted into the U.S. Military Armed Forces in
June of 1965. He started his formal Karate training after 3 years of
honorable service to his country, returning to his brothers in
Eddie read and studied from Martial Arts books he acquired
through mail order, long before his brothers Otis and Preston
began their classes.
Master Eddie Baker has been involved with his brothers in
everything that was achieved through the Baker's Martial Arts
League, beginning with their first commercial school which was
Baker's Dojo of Karate.
During his younger years, Eddie won many awards in the Kya
Division and also in the Black Belt Division before retiring.
Eddie has always been one of the chief Instructors at Baker's Dojo
and also one of the Instructors at Burnside Baptist Church
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