Welcome to SMAP

The Stanford Martial Arts Program (SMAP) is a collective of the various martial art student groups practicing on the Stanford campus. Its main goals are to educate the Stanford community through outreach programming about the variety of martial arts available on campus, serve as a centralized communications network between the different martial arts groups, and preserve the martial arts as a vital and distinctive component of Stanford life.

SMAP Goals

SMAP’s main goals are to educate the Stanford community through outreach programming about the variety of martial arts available on campus, serve as a centralized communications network between the different martial arts groups, and preserve the martial arts as a vital and distinctive component of Stanford life. This website compiles detailed information about the specific martial arts groups at Stanford and is a result of SMAP’s efforts to achieve these goals

About

"The Stanford Martial Arts Program (SMAP) is a collective of the various martial art student groups practicing on the Stanford campus."

An ASSU-sponsored meeting of the martial art student leaders at Stanford formed the basis for SMAP in January 2001. Previously, martial arts at Stanford were supported and offered as PE classes by the Department of Athletics. This relationship officially ended in the summer of 1999, and SMAP arose in response as a student-initiated umbrella organization to help individual groups deal with issues such as practice space, publicity, and funding.

SMAP has campaigned for and successfully acquired ASSU Special Fee funding since 2001. This funding helps support the operating budgets of its member clubs and specific SMAP initiatives, including the SMAP handbook. Other planned initiatives for the 2009-2010 year include dorm-based self-defense seminars, multi-group martial arts demonstrations, and the continued support of a program director to assist in the ongoing activities of SMAP.

We would like to thank those of you who support the martial arts and hope that this website is of use to those less familiar with the martial arts community here on campus. SMAP is committed to sustaining the martial arts at Stanford and can only do so through your interest and involvement.