Bill Wallace

Three Kickboxing Legends Step Back Into the Ring!

Spoiler alert! Kickboxing superstars Jean-Yves Theriault, Wally Slocki and Bill Wallace recently returned to the ring in Ottawa, Canada. Motivated not by money or belts, the former champs did it for charity — and for the benefit of fans everywhere. While raising money for a good cause, these legends proved that the martial arts can be a pursuit for practitioners of any age.


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Even though the 2019 Martial Arts SuperShow is just around the corner, you still have time to make plans to attend

In my opinion, one of the highlights is Bill Wallace's world-famous “morning stretch" class. Why is it a highlight? At the SuperShow, I always find so many things to do, often with other martial artists, that I stay up a little too late while having a little too much fun. To make up for that, I love to get in an early workout before the expo opens.
At Superfoot's morning stretch, it doesn't matter how many stripes you have on your belt, how many tournaments you've competed in or how many students you have enrolled. What matters is that you're interested in bettering yourself by working out with the undisputed authority on flexibility, conditioning and kicking.

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No Pain, No Gain

What is the role of pain in martial arts training? Does the popular expression “no pain, no gain" apply to what we do? Is pain good in some scenarios and bad in others? Here's what I have found out over the years.

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Ever wanted to attend a Bill Wallace fight clinic? Ever wondered what goes on at one? This piece by a martial artist who just hosted Superfoot reveals a talented and dedicated teacher who loves what he does!

On this slow Sunday afternoon, I find myself reflecting on the time I spent with Bill “Superfoot” Wallace yesterday. Over the years, I’ve been blessed to be able to train with some legends of the martial arts — from kickboxer Bill Wallace to full-contact karate fighter Joe Lewis to Brazilian jiu-jitsu master Renzo Gracie — but I must say that the Superfoot seminar I just hosted ranks near the top of the list. The reason is multifaceted: Wallace’s fighting strategies are top-notch, and they make more sense the more you interact with him. In addition, his delivery is entertaining, active and fresh. Finally, it all comes from a 70-year-old martial artist who’s probably forgotten more about fighting than you and I will ever know.

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Bill "Superfoot" Wallace teaches you how to use the art of evasion in this short course on the defensive component of dojo sparring and tournament fighting.

As a professional athlete, I made a living poking holes in other people’s defenses. When I was the one doing the defending, I preferred to use evasive techniques. I didn’t sidestep or block much; I leaned back or took a step back. No matter what my opponent threw at me or how hard, if I was out of range, he couldn’t hit me. If I’d tried to block a technique, it would have hurt, and I didn’t want to go through the pain. On the other hand, I thought, if my opponent attacked and missed because he couldn’t get close enough, he’d become frustrated and lose his cool. That was my favorite thing about evasion and why my rule of thumb was simply to get out of the way. Bill Wallace Evasion doesn’t mean just turning and running. You also can move your head out of the way and shift your body using what boxers call “bobbing and weaving.” You should strive to stay light on your feet and move when you sense he’s about to strike. Don’t wait to counter him or to make up your mind while he’s throwing his technique. Try to stay a step ahead so you aren’t stuck in defensive mode. Blocking and then countering takes too much time. If you think it’s better to intercept a technique, listen up: When I competed, my opponents almost never managed to intercept my shots. When a guy is quick, there’s no way you can intercept his attack. You’ll have enough trouble just getting out of the way.

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