A 'New' British Shuai Jiao Union (BSJU)
On 5 July 2021, the British Shuai Jiao Union (BSJU) was reconstituted to represent the interests of Shuai Jiao in the United Kingdom. The BSJU is a member of the European Shuai Jiao Union (ESJU) and the World Shuai Jiao Federation (WSJF). The BSJU Executive Board was formed from current members and established on Monday 19 July 2021. The President was nominated from the Executive Board to represent the international (and World-level) Shuai Jiao interest of the United Kingdom. Master Robert Simpson, was nominated and subsequently appointed as the President of the BSJU. The first Executive Order of the BSJU was to register as a company.
The BSJU Executive Order to form a company took effect from 12:00 midday, on Monday 19 July, 2021. 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 mandate to represent the interests of Shuai Jiao will transfer to the newly appointed President, Master Robert Simpson (Yuan Xiang). Master Simpson has now formally resigned from his posts with the British Council for Chinese Martial Arts (BCCMA), as the lead for Safeguarding and Chinese Wrestling.
Robert Simpson (pictured centre) said "I am pleased to be appointed President of the BSJU. I look forward to leading Shuai Jiao into a bright new future, in the UK, as we safely return to training, and learn to live with Covid-19."