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Welcome to the European Shuai Jiao Union (ESJU)

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.




The ESJU Council will convene on Thursday 07 November, 2019, in Rostov on Don, Russia, for the ESJU Annual General Meeting (AGM).


The Agenda for the meeting will include the Financial Statement and Accounts, Budget Planning, Programme of Event (for the next three years), the Election of Officials, the establishment of the World Shuai Jiao Federation (WSJF), and ESJU officers appointed to represent the interest of Europe (as a European Committee of the WSJF).


If you are a member of the Executive Board, a National Shuai Jiao Union President, or eligible to attend (under the ESJU Constitution) then please send an expression of interest (by emial) to the Secretary General (Robert Simpson) copied to the President (Antonio Langiano).


The Agenda, papers and further information about the meeting will then be sent to you directly.


European Tournaments and Events


2019 Shuai Jiao European Cup International Invitational Tournament

2019 年中国式摔跤欧洲杯邀请赛

The 2019 Shuai Jiao European Cup International Invitational Tournament took place from Friday 29 to Sunday 31 March, 2019, in Rome, Italy. The ESJU is welcomed Athletes, Coaches and Referees from all over Europe to participate in the prestigious event. The tournament report will be available in due course.


The event was covered by Italian and Chinese television.


World and International Tournaments and Events


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.


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. Under the governance of the IFD. In 2017, China and Europe have jointly agreed the rules and regulations for Chinese Wrestling tournaments and events. These rules have been implemented in all international Chinese Wrestling tournaments since then.


World Shuai Jiao Federation (WSJF) Update


At the International Shuai Jiao event in Bao Ding in December 2018, the members of the International Development Forum met to agree and sign the memorandum of understanding as an agreement in priniciple to become members of the World Shuai Jiao Federations and to support its stated objectives to promote and develop Chinese Wrestling worldwide.


In Rome, in March 2019, the Secretary General of the World Shuai Jiao Federation, Wang Peng, invited members of the ESJU to attend the inaugural meeting of the World Shuai Jiao Federation, in China, the date and details of the meeting are to be confirmed.


Standardised 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 history 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.


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.

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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