R. Chance Burleson, Nana – Dan (7th Degree Black Belt)
Master Chance Burleson is the Chief Instructor and Co-founder of Legends Martial Arts Inc. Since the age of five, Mr. Burleson has been trained by his father Grandmaster J. Pat Burleson. Grandmaster Burleson was the first United States Karate Champion in 1964. Since that time, he has continuously produced some of the finest and resilient Black Belts in martial arts history. It is from this tradition that Mr. R. Chance Burleson was raised.
By the age of 12, Chance had won state titles in Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana, and participated in public demonstrations and competitions on a weekly basis. Chance jests sometimes, “While other kids were in little league and pee wee football, I was fighting in a local or state karate tournament.” Even though this may sound odd, especially in America, it has become a way of life for him. Chance started teaching summer day classes by 12 years old, and at the age of 15, Chance fought for, and received his 1st Degree Black Belt. When Chance was 17, he was managing the school and teaching full time. This child now has a family of his own; son James Pierce and daughter Skylar Raine.
The tradition of family Karate has now traversed into the third generation of Burlesons. This is the tradition that Mr. Burleson brings you with Legends Martial Arts. He currently holds a 7th Degree Black Belt in American Karate, a 1st Degree Black Belt in Aikido and extensive training in Boxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Kali.
Chance offers private instruction by appointment only, you can contact him through his website