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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