Alex Bechtold first started training at the age of 6 under his father, Bill Bechtold, while Bill was under Grand Master Marilyn Cooper at Little River Kung Fu School. Fifteen years later, training under her directly, Alex became the first Pushing for Peace Ambassador.
Alex has taught the Peace Games to all ages. Since graduating from college, Alex has both assisted and held his own Peace Games presentations in universities, local martial arts facilities and internationally at several locations in rural Kenya. Alex did Peace Games with the water-protectors at DAPL.
Alex regularly practices and teaches WuDang Kung Fu and Tai Chi at Little Creek Kung Fu on Kent Island, MD, which he runs with his father and brother. Alex continues to study with Master Zhong XueChao, Master Zhong Yun Long and Master Zhao Guo Hong in China.