Category Archives: Martial Arts Training

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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

Posted in Events, Filipino Martial Arts, Ju-jutsu, Jujitsu, Kalis Ilustrisimo, Martial arts, Martial Arts Training, Mechanics, Prof. Wally Jay, Small Circle, Uncategorized

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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Mind, Body and Spirit


Some of my more regular readers may have been a little surprised to find that I reblogged a post from a young lady who was not a martial artist, and who was writing about her internal life.  So I just … Continue reading

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Confidence…Who we present, and how we really feel


Here's me, faking like I'm a middle-aged British woman. When I worked as a magazine editor, I had a great friendship with our publisher.  Her name was (and still is, actually) Brenda. She was in her mid-40s and one of…

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Wally Jay – the Celebration of a Life


Dateline: Marriott Rancho Cordova Hotel, Sacramento Cordova June 15th – 17th Having only just arrived back in the UK, still buzzing from attending the most amazing event in Sacramento, California to celebrate the life and work of the late great, … Continue reading

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“Because You’re Worth It!” Or are you? Rank inflation in the martial arts.


Rank inflation in the arts is something any long-time practitioner will have witnessed more than once in their time, and there can be many different drivers that cause it to occur. I had to deal with this issue – hopefully … Continue reading

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The Cult of the Guru – Type A Personalities and the Martial Arts


I’ve been thinking about this topic a great deal lately; my friend, and one of my most valued mentors, Wally Jay passed away at this time last year, and in a month or so I shall be flying off to … Continue reading

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Fit to Fight – Exercise, Health and training to survive


Introduction There is a long-running debate concerning whether training in the art makes you fit for the art – as well as just generally fitter – or whether it is necessary to undergo fitness training to enable you to survive … Continue reading

Posted in Aerobic Fitness, Fitness, Genetics, Health, Learning, Martial arts, Martial Arts Training, Principles of training, Psychology, Science, Supplemental Training, Teaching, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments