Monthly Archives: January 2011

A Unique Opportunity – The Re-launch of Small Circle Concepts


I have had the privilege of working with both Prof. Wally and Prof. Leon Jay of Small Circle for many years now.  I have learned an immense amount from each of them, and I’ve tried to contribute something to the … Continue reading

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The Calculating Fighter


Mathematics and the Martial Arts You might ask yourself, ‘What relevance does mathematics have to the martial arts?’  Oddly enough, the answer is a great deal!  To begin with, Maths is an integral part of Physics and so is enormously … Continue reading

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Children and Martial Arts


I thought I had seen it all, but I was genuinely shocked the other day to see an item in a national daily U.K. newspaper celebrating the ‘youngest-ever child’ to obtain a black belt in karate – if I remember … Continue reading

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Best Martial Arts – for Law Enforcement?


Best Martial Arts? Can I just say, right at the outset, I don’t believe there is such a thing as a best martial art – however, I’ve noticed that this is a common search question on the web, and it’s … Continue reading

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Martial Art or Craft?


Introduction Despite the general term for the fighting sciences being martial arts, I’ve never been entirely comfortable with this, particularly in relation to myself.  I was a working visual artist when young, producing cartoons, portraits, murals and even calligraphy, but … Continue reading

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Kalis Ilustrisimo seminar in Madrid!


Guro Shamim Haque, Director of Kalis Ilustrisimo Repeticion Orihinal (KIRO) U.K. and Ireland will teach a seminar in Madrid, Spain on 6th February, 2011. Don’t miss this opportunity to train in the most feared blade system from the Philippines with Guro … Continue reading

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The Art of Teaching the Martial


Martial Arts and the Art of Teaching So Much Bad Teaching, So Little Time I have worked in many industries at many levels and in many roles, but the most difficult role I have been trying to fill adequately for the … Continue reading

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What’s in a name?


Greetings to all my fellow martial arts students, and all the general public who don’t know quite what to make of all that shouting, stamping and throwing your arms and legs around! My name is John Mellon; I founded a training … Continue reading

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