Bill “Superfoot” Wallace – Episode 14
Have a blast. Have an absolute ball. Because it’s something you can do absolutely forever, your entire life. And it’s just fun… so do it.
What can you say about Bill Wallace that hasn’t already been said? An amazing martial artist, undefeated fighter and the greatest kicker ever…he truly deserves the name Superfoot. In his 70s, Mr. Wallace can still put his foot on your head before you can move, and without stretching. His is a legacy that has been well documented and I was completely honored to get the time to talk to him.
In this episode, we hear stories about Chuck Norris, Bruce Lee, Joe Lewis and some other names you may recognize. I hope you enjoy listening as much as I did recording. Actually, that’s probably impossible, but I hope you enjoy it nonetheless.
You may want to check out the podcast episode with his senior student, Sensei Terry Dow.
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IMDb page with movie credits and more here.
Movie – A Force of One (it’s on Netflix!)
If, after all of this, you’re still looking for more information about Bill “Superfoot” Wallace, here’s an excerpt from his Wikipedia page.
Wallace was born in Portland, Indiana, and trained in wrestling during his high school years.He began his study of Judo in 1966 and was forced to discontinue his Judo related activities because of an injury he suffered to his right knee during practice.He then began to study Shorin-ryu Karate under Michael Gneck in February 1967 while serving in theU.S. Air Force. After entering the point fighting tournament scene and achieving success there, he switched to full-contact kickboxing.
In 1990 Bill Wallace (166 lbs) fought one last exhibition kickboxing/karate match with friend Joe Lewis (198 lbs) on pay per view. Both Wallace and Lewis were refused a boxing license because of their age. The exhibition ended with one judge in favor for Wallace, another in favor for Lewis, and the third judge scored the bout a tie, ending the exhibition in a draw.