Introduction to the European Shuai Jiao Union
The European Shuai Jiao Union (ESJU) was established and formally constituted in Oropesa, Castellon, Spain, on 12 June 2005. The ESJU founding member states are: France, Italy, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. The ESJU have developed a programme management approach to the promotion and development of Shuai Jiao (Chinese Wrestling) in Europe: to ensure the effective delivery of its objectives. The ESJU is the official governing body for Shuai Jiao (Chinese Wrestling) in Europe, and is recognised by the international governing bodies based in the People's Republic of China and Taiwan (ROC). The official logo of the ESJU (pictured top left) is based on the flag of the European Union.
The ESJU is an a-political and non-profit making organisation. The Executive of the ESJU is the Council of the ESJU which is composed of the Presidents of each of the national Shuai Jiao unions, authorised to act on behalf of their union. The President of each national Shuai Jiao union is a resident in the country or region whose interests that they represent.
The ESJU is composed of national and regional Shuai Jiao unions from within Europe. Membership is restricted to those countries belonging to the European continent. Under the constitution of the ESJU, the European continent is bounded to the north by the Arctic Ocean to the west by the Atlantic Ocean to the South by the Mediterranean Sea and to the east by the Black Sea and the Ural Mountains. The only current exceptions to this definition are Iceland, Ireland, the United Kingdom and islands situated in the Mediterranean Sea. Applications for membership of the ESJU from countries determined to be outside this definition of Europe must be considered by the Executive Board of the Council of the ESJU.
The misson of the ESJU is to promote Shuai Jiao in Europe. To co-operate with Shuai Jiao organisations worldwide in order to develop; and promote Shuai Jiao. To represent the interests of its members in relations with International Governing Bodies and principally the formation of the World Shuai Jiao Union. To regulate and improve the conditions of Shuai Jiao practice. To ensure that prospective participants of Shuai Jiao are not excluded on the grounds of race, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age or disability.