Wan Li grew up as an orphan on the streets of Corellia. Where at a club, Obi-Wan caught him pick-pocketing. He felt a strong presence of the Force in this youngling that instead of arresting him, he brought him to the Jedi Temple to be trained.
Over the course of his training, he was briefly under the tutelage of Master Kit Fisto - where he soon adopted a similar lightsaber design.
He soon fought many battles, including the Battle of Geonosis.
But after Order 66, no one knows for sure if he survived...