10 Principles of Small Circle Jujitsu

Small circle jujitsu techniques are smooth and functional because of the integration of the flow, in which interchangeable techniques are used to counterattack. The flow emphasizes the smooth transition between various locks and throws in order to remove any “hard stops”. It allows a practitioner to seamlessly transition between techniques and makes counter-measures against opponents quicker and smoother.

Small Circle Jujitsu continues to evolve from a combination of various martial arts theories, styles, and movements. It contains Ten Principles, which were guidelines by which a practitioner of Small Circle JuJitsu could improve upon the fundamental basics involved in the functionality of their technique.

The following are the ten principles that form the basis of Small Circle Jujitsu. They follow the law of sports science, and through many years of research, have enhanced the science of jujitsu: 

  1. Balance
  2. Mobility and Stability
  3. Avoid the Head-On Collision of Forces
  4. Mental Resistance and Distraction
  5. Focus to the Smallest Point Possible
  6. Energy Transfer
  7. Create a Base
  8. Sticking Control and Sensitivity
  9. Rotational Momentum
  10. Transitional Flow (which includes):
    • Exert Continual Pain During Transitions
    • Create Maximum Pain Without Dislocating Joint
    • Mobility During Transition Rather than Stability