Timothy Walker is a 4th degree 2nd generation Ed Parker black belt and a 1st generation
black belt student of 9th degree black belt Lee Wedlake.
was first introduced to the martial art of Kung Fu through a parks and recreation department in the late 70's. In 1980, he
joined a Korean karate school that was ironically teaching kenpo self defense techniques. Two and one half years later, 1983,
while searching for a school whose priority was instruction geared for street encounters instead of sport tournaments, Mr.
Walker enrolled in a Shaolin Kempo school. As a Kempo brown belt in 1985, he started teaching children and adult classes.
In January of 1986 he was awarded his 1st degree black belt in Shaolin Kempo, then in December of 1987 he was promoted to
2nd degree black belt.
In June 1989 he was promoted to the full instructor rank of 3rd
degree black. Moving to Lee County, Florida, the Walker family met 1st generation Ed Parker Kenpo Karate black belt Lee Wedlake
Jr. In EP American Kenpo, Tim found a martial art dedicated to teaching self defense for today's world. So when Lee Wedlake
opened his kenpo school in Fort Myers in January of 1992, Mr.Walker was one of the first students to enroll.
Starting over again learning another martial art, he earned his second first degree black belt in September
of 1995 from Lee Wedlake and two years later Lee again promoted Tim to second degree black belt in April of 1997. During the
1980's Mr. Walker started researching crime statistics, articles and interviews with criminals, as well as crime prevention
and avoidance strategies. Through Wedlake's Karate, he became an instructor in a community service womens' awareness program
and for over 10 yrs gave lectures and demonstrations to men, women, church groups, business groups, and elementary school
children. Specializing in crime avoidance he attended training and became an NRA nationally certified "Refuse to be a
Victim" instructor. [August 1997]
In October 1998, Mr. Walker became a NAPMA certified
Cardio Karate instructor. Then in April of 2001, Lee Wedlake Jr. and 9th degree Richard "Huk" Planas tested and
promoted Tim to 3rd degree black belt. Teaching and being the senior black belt at Lee Wedlake's karate school for over 12
years, Mr. Wedlake promoted Tim Walker to the rank of 4th degree black
belt, Head Instructor, in May of 2003.
Retiring from his job of over 20 years in retail sales, retail theft, and loss prevention, the Walkers Tim,
children Rachel and Joshua moved to Suwannee County Florida. Mr. Walker was hired by the Suwannee County School board as a
substitute school teacher where is substitute taught for 10 years. With his families support, he opened his own
Kenpo karate school in the agricultural town of Branford, Florida in May of 2004' and is currently employed at Fort White
Elementary School as an educational ese-paraprofessional during the day.
36 years of Martial Arts education, Tim Walker touches lives while conducting fun, positive and educational classes that are
enriched with positive motivation and praise. AKKU Inc. teaches age specific classes. We have 4-6 yr old, 7-12 yr old, teen
and adult classes available.