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Peter Reisman: Becoming a Kung-fu Champion

When investment firm CEO Peter Reisman was a student in Beijing in the '90s, he studied martial arts and ended up winning a national tournament. As the gold medalist, he appeared on Chinese magazine covers and TV shows, including the Spring Festival Gala, China's most-watched show, which airs on the eve of Chinese New Year.

By Xie Yi Updated Jun.10

During his seven-year stay in Beijing, Peter Reisman studied martial arts at Peking University under the guidance of Professor Li Shixin. In 1997, he won first place in the nine-section chain whip category in a national tournament for university students.