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International Chinese Wrestling (Shuai Jiao) Seminar

The International Chinese Wrestling (Shuai Jiao) Seminar was held from 14 to 17 June, 2018, in Montesilvano City, Italy. The beautiful city of Montesilvano was pleased to welcome Coaches and athletes from all over Europe to participate in the annual event to cotinue to develop and promote Chinese Wrestling (Shuai Jiao), in Europe.

The event was a tremendous success with the participation from Chinese Wrestling (Shuai Jiao) exponents al over Europe.



Meetings of the ESJU Council


The next meeting of the ESJU Council will place on Sunday 9 December, 2018, in Rome, Italy. ESJU members are requested to confirm their attendance by Friday 23 November, 2018, by email, to the President copied to the Secretary General. The Agenda and Papers will be issued shortly, by emial.


Rules and Regulations

China and Europe have now fully unified in the use of the 2017 revised rules for international Chinese wrestling tournaments and events. For the first time in the histrory of Chinese wrestling there are now a common set of rules and regulations to enable tournament organisers to maintain a consistent standard in officiating and judging contests.


This is a significant step closer towards the aim of an World organisation for Chinese wrestling. worldwide.

2018 Shuaijiao International Invitational Tournament Baoding - 2018 中国保定中国式摔跤国际邀请赛

The International Invitational Tornament for Chinese Wrestling (Shuai Jiao) was held from 10 to 14 October, 2018, in Baoding, China.


The event was hosted by the People’s Government of Baoding City, Hebei Province Sports Bureau and was an exceptionally well organised and hosted event.


Shuai Jiao International Referee and Coach Recognition

Referees and Coaches in Europe will be certified and recognised by the Wrestling Association of the People's Republic of China. The Red Book to be awarded to each successful candidate will be a symbol of international recognition.


In Europe, Robert Simpson, Secretary General of the ESJU (pictured centre) is working with officials accross Europe, to strandardise the practice and procedures in refereeing in line with the new rules.

International Development Forum

The International Development Forum (IDF) announced the intention to form the World Shuai Jiao Federation (WSJF) at their meeting on 12 October 2018. The WSJF when formed will become the international governing body for Chinese Wrestling (Shuai Jiao).


This is an historic moment in the histroty of Chinese Wrestling with delegates at the inaugural meeting agreeing principles.

Developing and Promoting Chinese Wrestling


Under the governance of the IFD. China and Europe have jointly agreed the rules and regulations for Chinese Wrestling tournaments and events, to be published and used at the 2016 Europe - International Chinese Wrestling Shuai Jiao Tournament.


Video Report


Tournaments and Events

Governance and Policy

Growth of Chinese Wrestling

The ESJU organise International events and seminars in association with International Chinese Kuoshu Federation (ICKF) and the Wrestling Association of the People's Republic of China.

The events are organised in accordance with the

Chinese Wrestling (Shuai Jiao) Rules and Regulations sanctioned by the ESJU. These rules have been updated following the International Referee and Coaches Seminar, in June 2017; and in accordance with the rules, regulations and format for Chinese wrestling mandated by the Wrestling Assocation of the People's Republic of China.

The ESJU maintain a record of the official results of tournaments and events taking place in the European theatre


Recognition of the Best Shuai Jiao Athletes in Europe

To align with the recognition of the highest achievements of the best Shuai Jiao athletes, afforded to our Chinese counterparts, the ESJU are also publishing

Wrestling Ranking List - Europe

The European Shuai Jiao Union (ESJU) is the offical govering body for Chinese-style wrestling (Shuai Jiao) in Europe.

The Council is responsible for the achievement and delivery of the ESJU objectives.

The ESJU Governance is based on ESJU Constitution and supported by policy Statements.

Technical Assessment

The ESJU Technical Assessment has been developed to ensure that the highest coaching standards are maintained.
This year, the ESJU has received a number of expressions of interets in joining the ESJU from countries outside Europe. While we appreciate the significant interest in Shuai Jiao, the ESJU Executive Board are unable to approve membership applications from groups that are resident in countries outside Europe (as defined by the ESJU Constitution).

The ESJU organises seminars and events with a view to increase the polularity of Shuai Jiao in Europe.

The ESJU actively works with other Shuai Jiao organisations in Europe and beyond. We welcome you to join our expanding Shuai Jiao Union network.
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