Walter C. Bey a.k.a W.C. Bey was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. He began studying martial arts at the of 13 with a Judo Master. Under his instruction he learned a Japanese Judo system. He later began studying Shao-Lin martial arts with Master Sigu-Ho at the age of 26. From Master Ho he learned Northern Shao-Lin Long Fist. He continued his studies with the Senior Disciple of Sigu-Ho, Samaad Haaq of Montclair, New Jersey. He studied Yin Fu Bagua under Dr. Xie Peiqi and currently studies Magua Bagua under Li Baohua.
Sifu W.C. Bey was instructed to seek and further his martial arts studies under the tutelage of Grand Master Dr. Steve L. Sun of the Siu Lum Martial Arts Academy in Havertown, PA. To further his personal and educational goals he attended Robert Morris College in Pittsburg, PA. Later on Sify Bey transferred to Trenton State College, graduating with a B.A. in Business Administration.
From 1990 to the present Sifu Bey has competed in major martial arts competitions throughout the United States. Some of his most recent achievements include:
Sifu Bey was inducted into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 1998, 2014, 2016 and was honored by being named a Master by Grand Master S.L. Martin in 2015.
Sifu Bey has been certified to instruct by Grand Master Dr. Steve L. Sun of the Siu Lum Martial Arts Academy in Havertown, PA. Sifu is an instructor and Director of the Internal Styles at the Siu Lum Martial Arts Academy. He is a traditional martial arts instructor teaching Tai-Ti-Quan, Bagua Zhang, Xinyi Quan, Shao-Lin Quan and other open hand Forms and Weapons. Sifu Bey teaches Chi-Kung classes such as: Butterfly Chi-Kung, Wild Goose Chi-Kung set and Lohan Patting Method of the Yin Style Bagua Zhang system
Sifu Bey's personal philosophy is: