Category Archives: Mechanics

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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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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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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Grunting, Squealing and Shouting – what the hell’s going on?


A little while ago I was interested to read an article in the London Evening Standard about female tennis players, regarding research into the reasons for, and effectiveness of, loud exhalations while striking the ball on court.  Most top tennis … Continue reading

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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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