How We Got Here (our history)
Wilcox Karate in Independence Missouri
Founded in 1992 by Billy Wilcox, Shihan, the Wilcox Karate Academy is a family-oriented school teaching authentic traditional Martial Arts and real self -defense, focusing on anti-bullying and character development.
Master Wilcox has trained since 1973. He has trained in a unique system that includes Okinawan, Chinese and Korean styles since 1975.
From 1982 to 1992 while in the military he lived in Japan, travelled extensively and trained in many different styles of Martial Arts.
After returning to the United States, in keeping with his teachers tradition, he took the best from the various systems he has learned and combined them into one very powerful and effective style which is taught today at Wilcox Karate Academy.
It is a very effective and powerful martial arts form that requires each student’s desire, effort and commitment to excel.
Here are just a few career highlights that reflect the professional achievements of Master Billy Wilcox.