Bill Bentley began his martial arts training in Shaolin kung fu at age ten and switched to Wing Chun and Jeet Kune Do concepts in his late teens. After relocating to Lexington, KY, his appreciation of Japanese culture led him to study Aikido, where he earned his black belt. During this time, the Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Prisons gave him a special commendation for demonstrating Aikido control concepts to correctional officers at the 2004 Federal Medical Center Women’s Staff Retreat. During a long break in training, Bill suffered a serious injury, and subsequently, this health crisis led him to Xingyi Quan to rebuild his health, an entry point to his training in internal styles. Bill continued his Xingyi training with Master Zhou online, per the advice of Michael Xia Chongyi, Zhou Shifu’s disciple. He then spent several weeks working closely with him in person at his center, Xuan Ju, in New Hampshire. He is now earnestly continuing his training in Xingyi, Baguazhang, and Xuan Men Jian with Zhou Shifu, Wudang Taiji long form, and Qigong. As a National Academy of Sports Medicine certified personal trainer, Bill knows the health and strength-building benefits of Xingyi firsthand and hopes he can help others experience them as well.