Bill Wallace is an American martial artist, who was a Professional Karate Association world full-contact karate champion. He was the Professional Karate Association (PKA)Middleweight Champion for almost six years.
Bill began studying in 1966. He has trained in Judo and trained in Shorin Ryu under Michael Gneck while serving in the Air Force in 1967. Wallace won 23 consecutive professional fights between 1974 and 1980 and retired from the PKA undefeated.
He was best known for his fast left leg kicks, especially his roundhouse and hook kicks. His nickname “Superfoot” was well deserved and became widely know. Mr. Keeney and Mr. Wallace trained together for many years and met in the ring on many occassions. Mr Keeney prevailed in the ring a number of times, but more importantly, thru their drive to best each other, they both excelled.
Wallace has taught karate, judo, wrestling and weight lifting at Memphis State University. The author of a college textbook about karate and kinesiology, he continues to teach seminars across the United States and abroad. He also serves as a Technical Advisor for the Professional Karate Commission.
His accomplishments include:
- Commentator for the inaugural Ultimate Fighting Championship pay-per-view event in 1993 alongside fellow kickboxer Kathy Long
- 1973 and 1978 Black Belt Hall of fame
- “Superfoot” system of Karate Schools
- He was elected to Black Belt Magazine’s Hall of Fame in 1973 as
- Acting Credits: A Force of One with Chuck Norris with Neighbors, with John Belushi, 1985 James Glickenhaus action film “The Protector” alongside Jackie Chan and Danny Aiello, with Jackie Chan Los Bravos with Hector Echavarria A Prayer for the Dying with Mickey Rourke and Sword of Heaven
- Personal trainer and close friend of both Elvis Presley and John Belushi
Wallace has written and co-written a number of books, including: