Alexander Boyd is a trustee and teacher for Lishi International. He has been a student of Weihai Lishi Quanfa since 1984. In June 2014 he completed a PhD in Performance Studies at the University of California, Davis entitled ‘The Sustainability of Traditional Knowledge Systems: Embodied Learning Through Practice, Teaching and Application’. At the centre of this practice as research dissertation was the development, delivery and evaluation of the Foundation Degree in Lishi Coaching he now co-delivers with Dr. Ian Kenvyn at Leeds Trinity University. Alex lives and teaches Lishi in the Netherlands while also running regular classes in London.