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The British Shuai Jiao Union (BSJU), in partnership with SCiMA Education Limited (SCiMA), the European Shuai Jiao Union (ESJU), and the World Shuai Jiao Federation (WSJF), have developed a programme for Shuai Jiao Coaches (Instructors). Delivered online and face-to-face, the Coaching Standards should be completed within the first six month of membership (and repeated annually as a condition of membership); and five (5) levels are designed to be completed in a minimum of three (3) years and a maxiumum of six (6) years.

Research has recognised the importance of sports coaching at all levels. The BSJU is at the forefront of martial arts coaching strategy, theory and practice, with a focus on fitness, skills development, mental heath and wellbeing at the participatory level, through to performance excellence and Team GB selection, at the elite level. UK Coaching has established and set a minimum standard for martial arts coaches in the UK with which the BSJU coaching standards align.

Coaches who are seeking recognition, as part of their professional development, can benefit from the governing body endorsed coaching qualifications.

Coaching Standards

Fundamentals of Effective Coaching.

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Coaching - Level 1

Coaching Strategy and Practice.

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Coaching - Level 2

Research, Evidence, Data and Analysis.

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Coaching - Level 3

Coaching and Reflective Practice.

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Coaching - Level 4

Coaching for Excellence.

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Coaching - Level 5

Sports Leadership and Management.

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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
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