Governance Arrangements for Chinese Wrestling (Shuai Jiao)
in the United Kingdom


On Wednesday 15 August, 2018, the British Shuai Jiao Union (BSJU) re-established membership of the European Shuai Jiao Union (ESJU) to represent the interests of the United Kingdom and responsible for the formation of Team GB (Great Britain) under the aegis of the British Council for Chinese Martial Arts - Chinese Wrestling (Shuai Jiao) Directorate.


The BSJU was originally established and formally constituted in England, on 27 May 2005. Membership of the BSJU is managed by the Institute for Chinese Kuoshu Institute (ICMA), registered with the British Council for Chinese Martial Arts, in the United Kingdom.



The British Council for Chinese Martials Arts (BCCMA) was set up in accordance with the UK Sports Council’s guidelines in 1973 and was granted Sports Council Recognised Governing Body status in 1980.

The BCCMA is the Sport England recognised National Governing Body for Chinese Martial Arts in the United Kingdom.


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