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Membership Benefits


Membership Context


The British Shuai Jiao Union (BSJU) is the official governing body for Shuai Jiao (Chinese Wrestling) 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.


Membership Prerequisites


Coach (Instructor)
To qualify for Coach (Instructor) membership of the BSJU you must meet the following requirements:

  1. Your school/club/association must be situated within the United Kingdom, or have schools that are; and be registered with the British Shuai Jiao Union (BSJU).
  2. You must be practising a recognised system of martial arts with a Shuai Jiao (wrestling/throwing) component; and be technically competent.
  3. You should have a minimum of five (5) students.
  4. You should arrange for your students to register with the BSJU with your School Authentication Code.
  5. You should know and understand the BSJU Coaching, Equality, and Safeguarding standards.
  6. You must be familiar and comply with the BSJU Coaching, Equality, and Safeguarding standards, and be working towards certification.
  7. NB: BSJU Coach (Instructor) education programmes are available for all Coaches, and are aimed at meeting professional standards.
  8. You must be committed to continuous improvement for the development of Shuai Jiao.
  9. You must be 18 years of age or older on the date of application.
  10. You should attend the BSJU Annual General Meeting (AGM).

Athletes (Students)
To qualify for Athlete (Student) membership of the BSJU you must meet the following requirements:

  1. Your school/club/association must be situated within the United Kingdom; and be registered with the British Shuai Jiao Union (BSJU).
  2. You must be practising a recognised system of martial arts with a Shuai Jiao (wrestling/throwing) component.
  3. You must be familiar and comply with the BSJU Coaching, Equality, and Safeguarding standards.
  4. You must be committed to continuous improvement for the development of Shuai Jiao.
  5. If under the age of 18 years old on the date of application then you must obtain the permission of your parent/carer to apply.


Benefits of Membership


  1. Recognised as authentic Shuai Jiao (Chinese Wrestling).
  2. Assurance that Coaches (Instructors) have fulfilled technical and safety requirements.
  3. Access to BSJU Coaching Standards and learning and development (online and face-to-face).
  4. Access to BSJU Safeguarding Standards and associated learning and develpment (online and face-to-face).
  5. Access to BSJU Arbitration Service to help settle disputes between member and non-member organisations where possible.
  6. Access to national and international Shuai Jiao activites and events by recognised coaches and organisations.
  7. Access to national and international Shuai Jiao judge and referee training and certification.
  8. Access to Team GB selection through BSJU official selection process.
  9. Opportunity to represent Great Britain at European, International, and World Championships.
  10. Opportunity to shape and influence the strategic direction of Shuai Jiao, in the United Kingdom.
  11. Inclusion on the national Sport England managed database of clubs and associations.
  12. Regular news updates and information.


More Information


BSJU Member Services


  • Apply for Membership
    You can apply for membership of the BSJU, if you are a Shuai Jiao practictioner and an exponent of one (or more) of the five principle styles of Shuai Jiao, or if you practice Shuai Jiao as a component of your martial arts system (including wrestling, grappling, and throwing). On successful registration you will then become part of a global family with a history spanning some 4,000 years; and access to national, international, and world-level events.

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  • Safeguarding Standards
    The BSJU recognise that everyone has a responsiblity to keep themselves and others safe, and people involved in Shuai Jiao should know what to do if they have any concerns. The BSJU are working to support our members, parents, carers, and volunteers to safeguard children and adults at risk. The BSJU is committed to maintaining safeguarding best practice, reflecting our corporate responsibility to safeguard all participants, effectively.

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  • Renew Membership
    You need to renew your BSJU membership annually to remain an active member of the BSJU. It is important that you do not allow your membership to lapse, as you are expected to be insured and licensed, as a requirement of participaion in Shuai Jiao practice. Shuai Jiao, as a martial art, carries with it inherent risks of personal injury. Participants must have adequate insurance in place, which can be obtained through the BSJU membership process.

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  • Coaching Standards
    The BSJU recognise that Coaches (Instructors) play a critical role in the development of any sporting activity, and in the lives of the people that they coach. Our Coaches (Instructors) ensure that participation in Shuai Jiao is a positive experience aiming to ensure a high quality and safe approach to training. The BSJU Coach Development Programme (CDP) is delivered online and face-to-face, and designed for ‘teaching’ and ‘performance development’.

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  • DBS Check Service
    You can apply for a DBS check as part of the 'martial arts workforce' through our partner organisation: SCiMA Education Limited (SCiMA). Enhanced DBS check are required, as a condition of membership, for all Heads of Association, Coaches (Instructors), Designated Safeguarding Officers (DSOs), and people in a position of trust. The practice of Shuai Jiao will involve physical contact, and it is essential that ALL participants are safeguarded, appropriately.

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  • Policies and Guidance
    The BSJU policies and guidance reflect our key objectives to support participation and excellence in Shuai Jiao. Our policies and guidance comply with British legislation and regulations in relation to coaching, safeguarding, and equality. Our strategy redefines participation in Shuai Jiao, with a focus on five key outcomes: physical wellbeing, mental wellbeing, individual development, social and community development, and economic development.

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British Shuai Jiao Union Ltd © 2021
Registered in England and Wales
Registration Number: 13526742
British Shuai Jiao Union
151 Strathmore Avenue
Luton
Bedfordshire
LU1 3QP

Telephone: 01582 876700
Secretary
secretary@shuaijiao.uk