Category Archives: Filipino Martial Arts

Prof. Wally Jay’s Centennial


2017 would have been the late, great Prof. Wally Jay’s 100th Birthday, and to celebrate, Prof. Leon Jay, Prof. Wally’s son and successor and the Small Circle Jujitsu organisation are holding a number of special Centennial Seminars and Celebrations.  This … Continue reading

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Joint Seminar – Kalis Ilustrisimo Repeticion Orihinal (KIRO) & Small Circle Jujitsu Concepts Programme (SCC)


Saturday 12th October, 2013 KIRO UK & Ireland hosted a joint six hour seminar in London with Small Circle Jujitsu today.  Master Shamim Haque, the Director of KIRO UK & Ireland and the personal representative of GM Tony Diego, 2nd … Continue reading

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London Seminar Invitation


Hi, everyone – firstly an apology; I haven’t been posting for a while, due to various factors, but I am writing and will publishing more posts over the next few weeks. Right now, I just wanted to issue an open … Continue reading

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Distinguishing ‘Training Methodology’ from ‘Fighting Style’


(As with a number of my previous posts this piece is excerpted from a chapter of a book I hope to publish later this year – I hope you enjoy it, and whether or not you agree with it,  do … Continue reading

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Commonality And Uniqueness in Systems and Styles


The following is an extract from a chapter of my forthcoming book – “Form & Function” .  I’ll be publishing other extracts over the coming months; I hope you enjoy it, and find it informative. Most martial artists see their system … Continue reading

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Faith and Belief in the Martial Arts


Faith – whether in a particular religion, art or teacher – in the martial arts is a problematic concept. I remember some years ago, one of my students asking me, “How can you train in so many different arts from … Continue reading

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The Cutting Edge of Kalis Ilustrisimo – Part 2


Grandmaster Tony Diego often teases Shamim Haque with typically relaxed good humour, “Go home, you know it already, no need to train anymore!”  But Shamim insists he has only scratched the surface of what the art, and Master Tony, have … Continue reading

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