My name is Wallace Smedley and I am a Dallas/Fort Worth based martial arts instructor. I teach Taekwondo for the KICKSTART KIDS Foundation by day and Self-Defense/Self Protection courses from my home and to various businesses and groups on weekends.
The main focus of my personal training is now focused on improving my health and deepening my understanding of the practical applications of the techniques I have learned in the traditional martial arts. Work and Family leave little time for anything else, but my life is full and content and I enjoy the fact that I get to write a little and that some people find value in what I write.
Don’t take anything too seriously here. I am usually quite sincere, but I am only rarely serious.
As far as my training goes, it is quite varied. I started with Monkey Kung Fu, but only for a short time. I was introduced by that instructor to an instructor of Hung Gar, which remained my main system through this day. Along the way I managed to earn a Taekwondo black belt and study Shotokan and Shorin Ryu, but not making Dan rank in either of those. I grew up wrestling and have competed in amateur wrestling and have even done a little pro wrestling as well, although the latter was show and not competition. I learned a lot about what works and what doesn’t in my time working security and as a bouncer in my younger days. I do know the subject of personal safety, but in those areas where I do not know, I openly admit the lack of knowledge.
All that said, I hope you enjoy the course and come back often! Please participate in the discussion forum as well, and please keep the discussions positive. Join me on Linkedin as well, right here. Thanks!
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