Discussion in 'Kickboxing' started by Van Zandt, Aug 7, 2017.
Bill Wallace doing what he does best. Enjoy!
Awesome outfit, amazing ability
Had pleasure of training with Bill back in may, and for the amount of decades, and hell hip operations that have taken place since this video was taken, he's not slowed down anywhere near as much as you'd expect.
...though he does seem to favour a basic black gi these days, so that has calmed down at least! Lol
He has this amazing diet: Plain quarter pounders with French Fries and Coke.
His control and flexibility is nuts. Inspiring. Thanks for sharing
I've been on a HUGE Superfoot trip recently, and I'm having a lot of fun digging up everything I can find of his on YouTube (both his fights and his seminars).
I particularly like this video of him fighting Joe Corley when he's frickin' 40 years old (and not showing a day of that age):
It takes a lot of confidence to wear a star-spangled gi with a straight face
This bloke in the black t shirt needs to let go.
No, seriously, get him off me, GET OFF ME!1!
It's not just that he's in incredible shape, which he clearly is, but he's so fast!
I also really enjoy studying his sparring style. I'd been pretty ignorant about the history of American kickboxing and PKA Karate up until a few months ago. But at my current club, while our competition rule-set is point sparring, our in-class sparring can run the gamut from that to something much more continuous, and I'm starting to pick up that several of the older guys who hang around our sparring practice did American kickboxing in the 70s and 80s. Superfoot's stances/combos/strategies seem to work well in both contexts.
I'm so used to seeing modern full-contact strikers use a the very squared-off stance like you'd see in Kyokushin or Muay Thai; Superfoot's style is an interesting contrast to that, and it meshes much more naturally with a lot of my training, while still being applicable outside of just point-sparring.
Disclaimer: none of this implies I'm even 1/100th as cool as Bill Wallace
We need pics of you in a star-spangled gi to be sure
Great clip - thanks for sharing. I'm a big fan of Superfoot and have been fortunate to do a few seminars with him, share a few meals with him, and even got his signature on a coupe of my dan ranks
I love his seminars... his hand and foot speed and fight philosophy is awesome. There's no BS in what he teaches and he will show you physically and personally how this stuff works.
Yeah... I'm a huge fan of his!
Glad to see Bill is still inspiring so many martial artists. Been a student and friend of his for a very long time, he's a superb teacher and one of the most genuine human beings you could meet.
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