As a teenager Bill Heimberger was an amateur boxer. Upon graduating from high school in 1962 he joined the military and after basic training he enrolled in a Martial Art known as Tang So Do ( the same style that Chuck Norris trained in).
While stationed throughout SouthEast Asia he had the opportunity to train in other forms of Martial Arts. (Karate, Muay Tai Kickboxing and Judo).
In 1965 he served in Vietnam where he had the good fortune to introduce the South Vietnamese to Tang So Do.
Upon returning to the U.S. he continued teaching Martial Arts at MacDill A.F.B. in Tampa, Florida.
He was then referred to Grand Master Jhoon Rhee (10th Degree Black Belt) and soon became a certified Black Belt instructor in Tae Kwon Do.
Because of his vast experience in tournament competition he eventually became a much sought after Judge or referee at many of those events.
In the late 1970’s and early 1980’s when professional “Full Contact” Karate Competition became popular he received recognition from the Professional Karate Association (PKA) for having officiated at more events than anyone in the U.S.
But what he is proudest of is the fact that through teaching the Martial Arts he has impacted the lives of literally thousands of students in a positive way. Many of whom have become highly successful in the business community as well as their personal lives.