The British Shuai Jiao Union (BSJU) is the official governing body for Shuai Jiao (Chinese Wrestling) in the United Kingdom.
The BSJU is a member of the World Shuai Jiao Federation (WSJF) and a founder the European Shuai Jiao Union (ESJU). The BSJU was established in 2005. Since it's inception the BSJU had operated in partnership with the British Council for Chinese Martial Arts (BCCMA); although, changes in the governance arrangements, at World and European level, require the BSJU to operate as a separate governing body for Shuai Jiao, in the United Kingdom.
The BSJU is a membership organisation and intends to expanded its network of qualified coaches, judges, referees and individual members, throughout the United Kingdom, providing access to the sport in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The principal activity of the BSJU is the regulation, promotion, development, and supervision of Shuai Jiao activities and events. The members directly elect the Chairman and five (5) Directors. The President is appointed by the WSJF. The BSJU's executive staff address the delivery of the BSJU’s strategic objectives, and other specific business issues.
On 19 July 2021, the BSJU Executive Board confirmed its independent status, in accordance with the directive provided by the WSJF and ESJU.
Under Executive Order 2021/001, the BSJU is:
- recognised as the official governing body for Shuai Jiao (Chinese Wrestling) in the United Kingdom, by the World Shuai Jiao Federation (WSJF) and the European Shuai Jiao Union (ESJU)
- holds the mandate to form Team GB and to represent the United Kingdom in international tournaments and events.
On 23 July 2021, the BSJU was incorporated as a not for profit company limited by guarantee (registered by Companies House) as 'British Shuai Jiao Union Ltd' with company number: 13526742. The use of the term 'British' in the company name confirms the pre-eminent status of the BSJU in the United Kingdom for the promotion and development of Shuai Jiao.
The misson of the BSJU is to promote traditional Shuai Jiao in the United Kingdom. It is key to our mission to disseminate research findings and comment on key issues and developments in Shuai Jiao. We do this through classes, articles, seminars, and the media. To co-operate with other martial arts organisations worldwide in order to develop and promote the benefits of Shuai Jiao. To represent the interests of its members in relations with International governing bodies. To regulate and improve the conditions of safe Shuai Jiao practice. To ensure that prospective and current participants of Shuai Jiao are not excluded on the grounds of race, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age or disability.