The Elvis TCB Oath And Other Oddities

Things you may not have know about Elvis? I’ll be adding to the list during the day. Feel free to leave links in the comments. I’ll incorporate the best ones… Most of these nuggets are from The Memphis Mafia by Alanna Nash and from the Elvis Death Day show from Don & Mike.


No one can forget the day that Elvis Presley handed his henchmen the code of ethics they were to live by. Each member of the “Memphis Mafia” was given a 14k gold bracelet and was required to adhere to the instructions set forth therein. The TCB logo was based on the insignia of Elvis’ favorite comic book hero Captain Marvel Jr. He first heard the term “Taking’ Care o’ Business” not from a BTO song, but from a Diana Ross & the Supremes TV special. The Elvis TCB (Takin Care of Business) Oath translation.

More self-respect, more respect for fellow man.
Respect for fellow students and instructors.
Respect for all styles and techniques.
Body conditioning, mental conditioning, meditation for calming and stilling of the mind and body.
Sharpen your skills, increase mental awareness, for all those that might choose a new outlook and personal philosophy.
Freedom from constipation.


All techniques into one.
Elvis Presley 8th
Applying all techniques into one.

*** Elvis fancied himself a Kung Fu master among other things…

More coming soon…

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  1. Victor August 18, 2003