Small Circle Jujitsu

In Memory of Peter Aldridge

It is with great sadness I must inform you that Peter Aldridge, a serving British soldier, died whilst on active duty on Friday 22nd January 2010. He was just 19 years of age. Peter, son of Andy and Caroline Aldridge, was killed by an improvised explosive device whilst serving his country and was the 250th British soldier to […]

“Practise makes Perfect”

Leon Jay and the continuing development of the Small Circle Concept At the beginning of the 21st century many martial artists are questioning their abilities to apply their chosen arts, to reconcile the classical with the practicalities of modern life.  It is unsurprisingly difficult therefore, to find instructors able to teach us to walk that […]

Professor Wally Jay and the Scientific Application of Small Circle Jujitsu

As with many of the articles John Mellon has written on Profs. Wally and Leon and the Small Circle Jujitsu system, this was prompted by one of Prof. Wally’s visits to the UK.  It first appeared in Traditional Karate (May 1995). Download the article : Traditional Karate (May 1995)

Leon Jay – just another scion of a famous house?

This article, published first in Traditional Karate (June 2000), was part of establishing Prof. Leon Jay’s extensive martial arts background for a wider UK audience, his inheritance of his father’s mantle, and why it was far from automatic that he would become the Second Generation leader. Download the article : Traditional Karate (June 2000)

A Knockout Seminar

Since 1987, when John Mellon first brought Prof. Wally Jay to the UK to teach, Prof. Leon Jay and John hosted seminars by Prof. Wally many times.  The featured article was published first in Traditional Karate magazine (Jan 1994) and reports one of Prof. Wally Jay’s seminar trips to the UK – on this occasion […]

Small Circle Adds Another Ring

This article was first published in Inside Kung Fu magazine (Nov 1999) featuring an interview with Prof. Leon Jay; it reprises some of the history of Small Circle and concentrates on introducing a wider audience to the Second Generation Head of the system. Download the article : Inside Kung Fu magazine (Nov 1999)

A Lethal Mix

Fighting Arts International magazine – sadly no longer with us – was the most professional and highly technical martial arts magazine we have had in the UK and probably the nearest equivalent to the best US imprints, such as IKF/IK and Black Belt.  John Mellon was enormously pleased to be asked to write on Small […]

Message from our Founder Professor Wally Jay

Aloha, First of all Happy New Year I hope this decade will be kinder to us all. I am fortunate to have made such good friends and students over the years. Many of you have been helping Bernice and I with things that need to be done and we appreciate your generosity in the spirit […]

Message from the GM Prof. Leon Jay

The purpose of Professor Jay’s Small Circle Jujitsu Association is not only to perpetuate the martial arts values of respect, discipline, honor and loyalty, but also to hold true to the family’s traditional values and the principles Prof. Wally Jay taught throughout his lifetime. His art of Small Circle Jujitsu, although eclectic and continually changing, is […]

New Membership Fee Structure

As of 2011 Small Circle Jujitsu will be implementing a new membership fee structure, all fees for the year will now be due in by the end of January. 2010 will be an exceptional year and fees will be due by the end of April. The new fee structure can be found here If you […]

Small Circle Jujitsu is a precise and practical system that I often taught to my soldiers. What I like most about Small Circle is speed; soldiers in combat situations need to resolve an encounter quickly and Small Circle Jujitsu training fits that need.

Robert A. Guihan,


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