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Bill Wallace

Although born in the Chinese Year of the Rooster (December 1, 1945), Bill “Superfoot” Wallace is a dragon—not the mythical creature but the predacious dragonfly. His fabled hook-kick velocity had the same airspeed acceleration of the dragonfly: 60 mph. It’s no wonder Bill Wallace bugged his opponents with a subtle grin before kicking them into next week. He won 23 consecutive professional bouts from 1974 to 1980 to retire undefeated as the Professional Karate Association middleweight world full-contact karate champion. It’s an amazing “superfeet.”

Bill Wallace began judo in 1966. As luck would have it, he injured his right knee, forcing him to quit judo and begin studying shorin-ryu karate under Michael Gneck in 1967. Using his right foot for balance, Bill Wallace racked up victories with left-footed kicks on the point-fighting circuit and in the PKA, where he “left” his opponents on the floor.

A three-time Black Belt Hall of Fame inductee, Bill Wallace fought Jackie Chan on-screen in The Protector (1985), which was re-shot for the Chinese audience without the director knowing. In 1993, he provided commentary for the first Ultimate Fighting Championship.

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  1. Fight Like Superfoot: What I Learned at a Bill Wallace Seminar

    Fight Like Superfoot: What I Learned at a Bill Wallace Seminar