Highlights


SJSU and Beijing University co-sponsored the Nationwide University Self-defense Instructor Training Project in China in June 2004. This project was a major 10th Fifth-year Plan of China's Ministry of Education. Dr. Chen lectured the whole four-day workshop as the sole instructor while designed the curriculum and published two textbooks (in Chinese) and a video CD for self-defense courses in nationwide universities in China.
group picture of instructors
2004 national university self-defense instructor training project
participants practicing 4-on-1

participants ready to perform a kick


Beijing University has been the number one liberal arts university in China. After reviewing all self-defense programs in the United States, Beijing University considered SJSU's self-defense program as the best program to adopt at Beijing University. Dr. Chen developed a curriculum for Beijing University based SJSU's curriculum and Professor Zhang started self-defense classes there the first time in the history of Beijing University. The classes became popular in the first semester taught and the university now is offering many sessions. This class has become a model class in Beijing and was introduced on the national TV several times.

Dr. Chen explaining something
Dr. Chen visited self-defense classes at Beijing University

Professor Zhang
Professor Zhang started self-defense classes at Beijing University in fall semester 2002


Qinghua University has been the number one university on science, enginnering, and technology. President Gu Bing-lin of Qinghua University has expressed interest in SJSU's self-defense program and has invited Dr. Chen to give a speech at his university.

Dr. Chen having dinner with President GuDr. Chen hosted President Gu


On June 2005, Dr. Chen provided another university self-defense instructor training project with Shaoxing College of Arts and Sciences as the sole lecturer for three days for self-defense instructors at universities in Southeast Region of China. Dr. Chen also developed a specific curriculum based on the facility limitations and trained seven instructors for Shaoxing College of Arts and Sciences. This college in Fall 2005 offered 30 sessions of self-defense classes the first time in the history of the college and they were all full and became the most popular class.

Dr. Chen welcomed
Dr. Chen teaching a class
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Dr. Yu Xiaoguang, Provost of Shenyang Sports University in China visited SJSU's self-defense class in January 2006 (top left picture). Shenyang Sports University is a sister institution of SJSU. The remaining pictures below show the campus of Shenyang Sports University.

Dr. Yu with self-defense class
shenyang campus
badminton and table tennis gym
campus view