Master Floyd Burk
Sensei Burk is currently an officially authorized examiner with the authority to conduct proficiency examinations and issue rank to those at the student, black belt, and instructor levels.
Floyd Burk is a free-lance author. He has written dozens of magazine articles providing instruction, entertainment, opinion, and celebrity profiles. Floyd Burk is currently a regular contributing writer and photojournalist for Black Belt Magazine.
Floyd Burk's writings include many of the Korean arts, Traditional Japanese and Okinawan styles, contemporary methods, weapons systems, and sparring events. Plus he authors some of his own unique theories and philosophies. Sensei Floyd Burk is a well respected and successful school owner in the greater San Diego area. The system and style created and taught by Sensei Burk is called Traditional American Karate.
Traditional American Karate provides a good system of martial arts suitable for the American way of life and philosophy, that emphasizes the development of attitude as well as knowledge and skill
In Traditional American Karate, the objective is not to teach a certain defense for a certain attack, but rather to help students develop 'intuition' in which they are free from preconceived actions. To achieve this, Traditional American Karate is organized into formal kata, situational self-defense techniques, sparring techniques, and many hand, foot and body change techniques and Oriental weaponry.
THE IKSA is an organization of Independent Martial Arts instructors from Traditional styles to more recently developed systems united together for education information, safety, and protection of Martial Arts freedoms and rights.
IKSA includes practitioners from Judo, Jujitsu, Karate, Tai Chi, Aikido and other Martial Arts. IKSA members are free to practice Martial Arts in accordance with their own style.
IKSA offers its members many opportunities to expand their knowledge base and expose them to different Martial Arts styles. IKSA members are independent in their own style or organization and operations, but they are NEVER alone.
American Karate Academy is a member school of the IKSA.
Bill Wallace considered as one of the greatest kicker to have ever lived and a modern legend in the Martial Arts. He retired as the undefeated Professional Karate Association (PKA) Middleweight Champion after defeating Bill Biggs in a 12-round bout in June 1980. His 23rd straight was the last in an illustrious 15-year career in tournament and full contact fighting. Bill Wallace is known to simply as "Superfoot," symbolic of his awesome left leg, which was once clocked in excess of 60 mph. Wallace, suffered a right leg injury early in life. A national champion point fighter three years in a row, Including: the U.S. Championships (3 times), the USKA Grand Nationals (3 times), and the Top Ten Nationals (2 times). He was such as dominant figure in martial arts that Black Belt magazine, named him to its Hall of Fame three times in seven years -- twice as "Competitor of the Year" and once as "Man of the Year." Wallace, whose education includes a bachelor's degree (1971) in physical education from Ball State University and a master's degree (1976) in kinesiology (the study of human movement) from Memphis State University, suffered what many considered a career-ending injury in 1973. A year later, Wallace turned professional and captured the PKA middleweight karate championship with a second-round knockout (hook kick) of West German Bernd Grothe in Los Angeles. He relinquished the crown in 1980, undefeated and respected around the world.
Wallace continues to be one of the martial arts most popular figures. He is the author of three books: Karate: Basic Concepts & Skills, Dynamic Kicking & Stretching, and The Ultimate Kick.
As well as a former member of the President's Council on Physical Fitness, Wallace also has been active in the film industry. His credits include : A Force of One with Chuck Norris; Kill Point, with Cameron Mitchell; Continental Divide and Neighbors, with John Belushi, whom he acted as trainer and bodyguard; Protector, with Jackie Chan; A Prayer for the Dying,with Mickey Rourke; Ninja Turf; and A sword of Heaven.
Paraphrased from, "WWW.Superfoot.Com, About Bill" page
Karate College weekend is a time to learn, to network, and to have fun. Karate College 2004 instruction begins Thursday, June 24, at 6 p.m. Bill Wallace heads the Thursday night lineup. Classes continue Friday morning at 9 a.m. and conclude on Sunday morning.
World Renowned Professors of the Martial Arts include; Renzo Gracie, Bill “Superfoot” Wallace, Joe Lewis, Dr. Jerry Beasley,Michael DePasquale, Jr. Walt Lysak,Mike Lee Kanarek, Joe Bonnacci,Robert Cutrell, Greg Ferry, Ian Marshall,Mark Hatmaker,Danny Dring,Tim Mannon, Bill D’Urso; Jim Sams, Danny Chapman, Dave Durch, Simon Kwong, Brooks Miller, Mike Allen, James Houston.
This link will give you access to the graphic novel that was written by one of our instructors, Leonardo Ramirez. Sensei Ramirez has created a fascinating story with a special appearance from someone we all know!