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Bill Wallace

Superfoot Systems

Bill “Superfoot” Wallace is a renowned martial artist and former professional kickboxer known for his exceptional speed, agility, and his signature left leg roundhouse kick, from which he derived his nickname “Superfoot.” Born in 1945, Wallace first gained prominence in the martial arts world through his achievements in point fighting before transitioning into full-contact kickboxing.

Wallace had a distinguished kickboxing career, remaining undefeated and holding the Professional Karate Association (PKA) Middleweight World Champion title for several years during the 1970s and early 1980s. His fighting style was characterized by his adept use of the side kick and roundhouse kick, predominantly utilizing his left leg due to an injury to his right leg.

In addition to his fighting career, Bill Wallace is a respected martial arts instructor and has been involved in training and teaching seminars around the world. He has also appeared in several martial arts films and has contributed to the promotion and understanding of martial arts through his writings and instructional videos.

Bill Wallace’s influence extends beyond his competitive achievements; he is also celebrated for his contributions to martial arts education and his role as a mentor and role model for martial artists worldwide.


Datu Hartman

Modern Arnis, Balintawak

Datu Hartman is recognized as one of the world’s leading authorities in Filipino Martial Arts (FMA). His expertise and contributions to the field have significantly impacted the global understanding and appreciation of these traditional combat systems. FMA encompasses a wide range of styles and techniques, including stick fighting, knife fighting, and hand-to-hand combat, which are deeply rooted in Filipino culture and history.

Datu Hartman’s involvement in FMA extends beyond just teaching techniques; he is also known for promoting the cultural and historical significance of these martial arts. He has been instrumental in bringing FMA to an international audience, demonstrating not only the practical aspects of these fighting styles but also their philosophical and cultural dimensions.

Through his dedication and leadership, Datu Hartman has helped to elevate FMA to a respected place among the world’s martial arts disciplines. His work has inspired many practitioners around the globe, contributing to the growth and development of FMA communities worldwide.

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