Category Archives: Prof. Wally Jay

“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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Giants walk among us…


‘We are standing on the shoulders of giants… The metaphor above has been attributed to a number of intellectual ‘giants’ over the centuries; most commonly to the great scientist, Isaac Newton, but it’s earliest recorded attribution was to Bernard of … Continue reading

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