DAVE HEBLER INTERVIEW
CO AUTHOR OF 1977 PAPER BACK BOOK "ELVIS WHAT HAPPENED" ALSO COAUTHORED BY RED WEST AND SONNY WEST. AS TOLD TO STEVE DUNLEVEY.
Joseph Krein: FIRST DAVE I WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR DOING THIS INTERVIEW FOR THE FANS.
Dave Hebler: Hello Joe. I'll try and answer your questions. Understand that I'll be
brief because I'm a terrible typist.
Most of your questions can be answered by going to
www.protectingwomen.com and reading my bio
Could you tell us about yourself *
where did you grow up?*
Most of your questions can be answered by going to
www.protectingwomen.com and reading my bio.
the following was taken from Dave's website.
Grand Master David A. Hebler is a 10th degree black belt as bestowed by the Original American Kenpo Karate Association and holds the distinction of being the second most senior active American Kempo stylist in the world.
Serving as one of Elvis Presley’s personal bodyguards from 1972-76, he has since traveled the world as a speaker and martial arts instructor, giving lectures, seminars and workshops on self-defense, particularly as it pertains to women, as well as writing or co-writing several books, including the recently published, MAKING IT OUT ALIVE: Protecting Women & Children From Violence, the upcoming HOW TO SURVIVE ENCOUNTERS OF THE WORST KIND and the 1977 tome, “ELVIS, WHAT HAPPENED?” the best-selling original non-fiction paperback in the history of publishing at that time.
With early careers as an Air Force intelligence officer and test engineer before entering the martial arts arena full-time, Hebler is widely regarded as an articulate and insightful commentator on a wide variety of self-defense issues for men, women and children. In addition, he will occasionally tie in to Elvis Presley-related stories from time to time.
Hebler is the proud father of two grown daughters, Lorie and Kristie.
What kind of person was Elvis?
As to what kind of person Elvis was: When he was himself, Elvis was the
single best person I ever met. Warm, generous and down to earth, Elvis
was a good guy.
would you tell us your favorite Elvis story?*
I have lots of favorite Elvis stories but it would take me a week to
type one. Call me in a month or two and I'll tell you one or two.>
After 28 years, how do you feel about the book you wrote?
The things that I said in the book were the truth.At the time I was
outraged the the drug abuse had so degraded such a decent human being.
While everything I said was true, today I would say them with a bit more
compassion and understanding
How did you feel about the Colonel?*
would you tell us your favorite Colonel story?*
I got on very well with the Col. Once again, telling stories would take
me forever. Call me in a bout 6 months and I'll tell you some.
The fans on my site would like to know where were you and what
doing when you heard of Elvis' death? *
I was driving home on the freeway in Ca. when I heard the news of Elvis'
DO YOU EVER SEE PRISCILLA OR LISA MARIE?
I never see Priscilla or Lisa Marie.
DO YOU SEE THE OTHER GUYS WHO WERE IN THE MEMPHIS MAFIA?*
I see some of the guys fairly often (Sonny and David Stanley most often
Looking back on Elvis' legacy, how do you see his impact on the
Elvis' impact: Elvis was the greatest entertainer who ever lived and I
don't know if we'll ever see his like again. Long after I'm gone and
forgotten, Elvis will be remembered, and rightly so.
To tell you a bit about my protection program, I've attached one of our
DAVE COULD YOU TELL ME A BOUT THE PROTECTION PROGRAM YOU HAVE STARTED
Since you have so graciously offered to help with this huge project, let
me detail some of the things that you and your group can to to help save
our women and children from violence:
* Sponsor a lecture and / or workshop for your co or organization
* Purchase the book "Making it Out Alive, protecting women and children
from violence". This book contains a whole bunch of tips and stratigies
on how to avoid becoming a victim in the first place. Buy one for
yourself, a gift for a female you care about or copies for your
company's employees, or members of your church, etc.
*Become an annual donor. The Gift of Power Foundation is a non-profit
charity and your support is tax deductible.
* Host fundraising events.
* Donate supplies, merchandise and/or services.
* Lobby other companies and organizations in your community.
* Sponsor victims from your community to receive the educational
materials and the hands-on training of the Threat Level Yellow course of
* Subscribe to our web site www.protectingwomen.com and encourage every
female that you know to do the same.
* Communicate with us with you comments, suggestions, ideas, etc.
This is a huge undertaking and I know that I can't do it alone. I need
all the dedicated help and support that I can get. Together we can save
Will you help?
"The difference between being a victim and successfully extricating
yourself from a threatening situation is often only the knowledge that
you can do something to help yourself. You may not be able to avoid a
violent assault, but you can certainly alter the outcome. You don't have
to be a victim, it's a choice."
JOE KREIN ELVIS2001 : DAVE THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR DOING THIS INTERVIEW AND FOR THE WORK YOU
ARE DOING NOW. ANYTHING ELVIS2001 CAN DO FOR YOUR PROJECT, JUST ASK
Thanks for listening,