Category Archives: 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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Arresting Thoughts


I’ve noticed that many of the people who come to view my blog do so as a result of a web-search on arrest technique, or what martial arts police officers use, or the ‘best martial art for law enforcement’? Now … 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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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

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Factors in Mis-transmission in Martial Arts


(The following is another extract from my forth-coming book: ‘Form & Function – the Making of Martial Art’ I hope you enjoy it and it gives some flavour of what to expect from the book itself) Many Factors, Many Reasons … Continue reading

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