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About the European Shuai Jiao Union

The European Shuai Jiao Union (ESJU) was established in 2005 to promote and develop Chinese wrestling (Shuai Jiao) in Europe. The ESJU has grown to become the governing body for Chinese wrestling in Europe. The ESJU is governed by the ESJU Council and constitution.

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Amendment to the Constitution of the European Shuai Jiao Union (ESJU)

On Sunday 16 February, 2020, the Executive Committee of the ESJU met under Artice 5 (g), to discuss an amendment to the Constitution of the ESJU.

All members of the ESJU are hereby notified of the approved amendment Article 3 (d):

Membership of the ESJU is limited to one representative for each nation within Europe. Each member will form a National Shuai Jiao Union for their country to represent the interests of Traditional Chinese Wrestling (Shuai Jiao) in their nation and be responsible for the formation of the national team to represent their nation at international events. Members of the ESJU are constrained to operate (to provide coaching, to host seminars or to deliver Shuai Jiao related activities) within the boundaries of their own countries. Members of the ESJU may NOT operate in another country without EITHER the written permission of the President of the National Shuai Jiao Union of that country, OR (where no National Shuai Jiao Union exists) the written authorisation of the President of the ESJU.

Please note that this amendment has been formally adopted and is in effect from the date of this notification: Monday 17 February 2020.

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European Events

2021 International Shuai Jiao Seminar
The 2021 International Shuai Jiao Seminar took place from Friday 17 to Sunday 19 September, 2021, in Montesilvano, Italy. The event hosted by the ESJU in association with ACSI, was the first time since the start if the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic for a gathering of Shuai Jiao practitioners from across Europe.

Master Antonio Langiano, assisted by Alessio Pascuilli and Master Robert Simpson coordinated the seminar. The event was a tremendous success. It was understood that a number of organisations raised concerns about a safe return to training given the requirement for close proximity during throwing practice. All of the concerns were addressed. More Information ...

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World Events

The World Shuai Jiao Federation (WSJF) was formally establised in Langfang, China, on 27 August 2019.

All ESJU members present were invited to join the WSJF.

World Shuai Jiao Federation (WSJF) Executive:

Mr Wang Peng

Vice Presidents:
Mr Chang Dawei
Dr Daniel Weng
Mr Li Wing Kai

General Secretary:
Mr Zhou Chenxu

Deputy General Secretaries:
Mr Jan-yu Weng
Mr Antonio Langiano
Mr Robert Simpson

Chairman Supervisors:
Mr Alessio Pasciulli

Mr Jon Ervin
Mr Roberto Seijo Lombao

International Interpreter:
Mr Salvatore Cafiero

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Tournaments and Events

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 Europe.

European Shuai Jiao Hall of Fame

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Governance and Policy

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. Members of the ESJU are bound by the terms and conditions of the contractual agreement on becoming a member.

Technical Assessment

The ESJU Technical Assessment has been developed to ensure that the highest coaching standards are maintained.

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Growth of Shuai Jiao
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.

European Shuai Jiao Union
151 Strathmore Avenue
United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 1582 876700
Secretary General
Mr Robert Simpson