Small Circle Jujitsu

June 2nd, 2017

Jujitsu America Announcement

Jujitsu America is extending the early discount pricing ($20 off!) for the 2017 National Convention. Register NOW before you miss the discounted price and to help us with planning for how many will be there!!! Train with World Class martial artists, Olympic greats, meet with old/new friends, and much much more! For more information and […]

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June 15th, 2016

Prof. Wally Jay’s 99th Birthday

Today would have been Professor Wally Jay’s 99th birthday and we will be celebrating this at the Midwest camp in Indianapolis next week. This year proves to be a great one – the instructors teaching at the event have been working hard and have much to share. Register now to avoid disappointment Register See you […]

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May 12th, 2016

Prof. Leon Jay featured on the cover of Black Belt Magazine

One of the most prestigious moments in the career of a martial artist is to be featured on the cover of the world’s leading martial arts magazine – Black Belt. The Apr/May edition sees Prof. Leon Jay continue the legacy of his father in discussing the intricacies of Small Circle Jujitsu and in the spirit […]

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October 14th, 2015


Jet City Comics/Joao Vieira “The film Suffragette, which is due for release, portrays the struggle by British women to win the vote. They were exposed to violence and intimidation as their campaign became more militant. So they taught themselves the martial art of jiu-jitsu. Edith Garrud was a tiny woman. Measuring 4ft 11in (150cm) in […]

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October 5th, 2015

The Chemist

We’re please to share the great news that one of our top instructors Tom Renner (6th Dan) has produced “The Chemist” which has won no less than 7 awards last weekend in LA! “There is always two sides to every everything.yin and yang,darkness and light,good films and bad. The Chemist is bad. Badass that is. […]

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October 5th, 2015

First Small Circle Jujitsu East Coast Camp

First Small Circle Jujitsu East Coast camp succeeded in propagating our founder Professor Wally Jay’s efficient and effective art. Dr. Charles Terry directed the event and coordinated with master Barry Black at his outstanding Mercerville New Jersey facility and extremely well organised staff…

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May 20th, 2015

Small Circle Jujitsu Fall camp becomes Summer camp

The Small Circle Jujitsu Midwest Camp in Indianapolis through popular demand is now in the Summer! Friday – Sunday June 26, 27, 28. Friday afternoon, all day Saturday and Sunday morning Professor Jay and our finest black belt instructors will be teaching the principles and techniques of SC Jujitsu and Judo. Many more talented instructors […]

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May 19th, 2014

Carmel Martial Arts Classes Return

After a long long winter season Will Higginbotham our US SCJ co-ordinator had to cancel the monthly class in January and February due to the extremely bad weather. The Carmel Martial Arts Dojo is on track to have classes again starting May 18th located at located at 10598 N. College Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46280. Tel: […]

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December 8th, 2013

Ross Koppel defends his territory

I received a phone call Thursday morning from Ross Koppel, one of my black belts from Small Circle Judo Jujitsu Club. You might find this interesting reading. Master David Quinonez 7th Dan SCJ and Director of Prof. Wally Jay’s Small Circle Judo   “This morning, around 4:30, someone broke into my house. I’ve been struggling […]

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December 6th, 2013

Small Circle Jujitsu Promotions – Fall Camp 2013

Congratulations to all those who graded at the Fall Camp 2013. David RhodesBlack Belt5th Dan Ian LovanBlack Belt4th Dan Scott SeipBlack Belt4th Dan Bob MichaelisBlack Belt4th Dan Robert S. JosephBlack Belt3rd Dan Josh MoreeBlack Belt3rd Dan Harold HartBlack Belt2nd Dan Mike ScarbroughBlack Belt2nd Dan Arnaud EsclangonBlack Belt2nd Dan Douglas SchroederBlack Belt1st Dan Mike LeakeBlack Belt1st […]

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November 10th, 2013

A Biography of Prof. Wally Jay by the Inosanto Academy of Martial Arts

The button below links to a fascinating article which we recently stumbled upon on the Inosanto Academy of Martial Arts’ website and thought we would share with you all. It’s testament to the character of Prof. Wally Jay and his art to be mentioned by such a highly regarded martial artist, Guro Dan Inosanto. Thank […]

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June 26th, 2013

Sensei Terry Martin promoted to Master rank

In 1993 when I opened classes in England Master Terry Martin was one of the first to train with me and has been a part of the Small Circle Family since. Having a dedicated spirit he has achieved his Master rank 5th degree. Over the years his contribution has been well received in training, research […]

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April 22nd, 2013

Small Circle Seminar in Paris

Earlier this year Sensei Arnaud Esclangon conducted a Small Circle Jujitsu seminar in Paris to help spread the Small Circle Jujitsu style across Europe. Arnaud had this to say… Julien Guillouard from Paris invited me last week to introduce to his “Young Dragons” class some of the techniques we practice in Small Circle Jujitsu. They […]

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January 11th, 2013

Happy Birthday Bernice!

Update 11th Feb 2013 Bernice enjoyed a wonderful celebration for her birthday and you can download the programme here : Bernice’s 90th Flyer Happy New Year! This year gives us the good fortune to celebrate our mother Bernice Jay’s 90th Birthday. When I was growing up in Alameda in our kitchen was a little plaque […]

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December 9th, 2012


Congratulations to those that have been inducted into the black belt ranks within Small Circle Jujitsu. Many of these men and women already have years of experience and black belts in other styles but have chosen to go through the curriculum over the years to achieve their place.   In recent years all black belt […]

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August 15th, 2012

Congratulations to Small Circle’s new black belts!

We are proud to welcome 7 new black belts into the Small Circle Jujitsu family and promote another. The following students achieved the rank of Shodan – 1st Dan : Stuart Aldridge – Epsom, UK Kevin Balmer – Indianna, USA Arnaud Esclangon – Montpellier, France Harold Hart – Indianna, USA Ross Koppel – Alameda, USA […]

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March 3rd, 2012

Prof. Wally Jay Scholarship Fund

The Prof. Wally Jay Scholarship Fund The Jay Family wish to thank you for your generous contributions to the Prof. Wally Jay Scholarship Fund.  This year we are sponsoring 20 young enthusiastic martial artists to participate at the June 15-17th Prof. Wally Jay Remembrance Convention and Banquet at the Sacramento Rancho Cordova Marriott hosted by […]

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March 3rd, 2012

Prof. Leon Jay’s Black Belt Only Training at Ernie Reyes

Ernie Reyes ‘Flagship Cambell California dojo as always full of energy and Ohana Spirit.  The Black Belt only training in Small Circle was well received.  It was great to catch up to Ernie and Tony Thompson long time family friends.  My thanks and appreciation for hosting me again. Mahalo Prof. Jay  

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March 3rd, 2012

Like Father Like Son’s

When I started at Small Circle Jujitsu 4 years ago, I had no idea it was going to become such a family affair. I was fascinated by the system’s precision, it’s effectiveness and it’s unique use of pressure points integrated into the the strikes and locks. But I it wasn’t long before my sons 6 […]

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March 2nd, 2012

SCJ welcomes new clubs into our organization.

Welcome to Jean Paul Bindel in Perpignan, France. Arnaud Esclangon in Montpellier, France. Nathan Bratcher in Yuma Arizona. Del Richard Carson City Nevada.

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March 2nd, 2012

Prof. Hans Ingebretsen of Kilohana hosts Prof. Jays Small Circle Seminar

Exclusive training in Small Circle Jujitsu in Campbell California at Prof. Hans Ingebretsen’s home dojo proved a success.  Prof. Ingebretsen has a private training area in his tropical back garden unlike any I have seen before, unique and quit cool. Special guests included Leslee Kufferath and Jason Inay.  The best part for Master Norm Johnson Master Rob […]

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February 10th, 2012

Official Small Circle Jujitsu Clubs

The Small Circle Jujitsu™ organisation would like to point out that unless a club promoting “Small Circle Jujitsu” can be found on the official dojo listing that the club is not an authorised member or affiliate of Prof. Wally Jay’s Small Circle Jujitsu. For Example, Ed Melaugh’s New England Small Circle Jujitsu Academy is NOT a […]

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February 7th, 2012

Setting the record straight – a word from Bernice Jay

Wally began developing Small Circle in Hawaii back in the mid 40’s. He was influenced by Ken Kawachi’s utilization of wrist action. Wally was the creator, motivator and innovator of Small Circle continuously working and reworking by day and at night in his dreams. He was one of a kind. I knew that when Wally […]

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September 20th, 2011

Commonality & Uniqueness in Systems and Styles

Check out the latest article “Commonality & Uniqueness in Systems and Styles” by our Technical Advisor Master John Mellon. It is an extract from his soon to be released book entitled ‘Form and Function’, which we are all looking forward to reading. Commonality & Uniqueness in Systems and Styles by John Mellon

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June 7th, 2011

Prof. Wally Jay a Celebration of Life

Services will be held at 1:00 pm Sunday, June 26, 2011. Kofman Auditorium, Alameda High School 2200 Central Ave. Alameda, California 94501 Friends, students and family are invited. Aloha attire. Mahalo

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May 29th, 2011

Professor Wally Jay dies aged 93

Our Great Grandmaster and Founder Professor Wally Jay, one of the last great martial artists, has passed on peacefully at 2:20 am California time in Redwood City Kaiser Hospital.  Prof Jay experienced a stroke on Tuesday May 24th  and on Saturday as per his previous wishes was removed from life support.  He survived another 12 […]

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May 26th, 2011

Professor Wally Jay taken into hospital

It is with sadness that we must report that Professor Wally Jay has been taken into hospital having suffered a stroke on Tuesday 24th May 2011.

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December 19th, 2010

Bruce Lee’s 70th Birthday Celebration!

Bruce Lee’s 70th Birthday Celebration was an extraordinary event held on November 27th 2010 in the city of his birth, San Francisco, at the Empress of China, Grant Street in Chinatown. I was invited to attend by Bruce’s wife, Linda Lee Cadwell, and daughter, Shannon Lee, along with other friends, family, martial artists and fans […]

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November 21st, 2010

Northeast Academy of Martial Arts Seminar

Wednesday 3rd November saw Northeast Academy of Martial Arts in New Jersey host a fantastic Small Circle Jujitsu seminar. The event was a great demonstration of our fundamental techniques and was enjoyed by all. Check out some of the photos below and view them all on the NEAMA website by clicking here.

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April 7th, 2010

North of Scotland SCJ Seminar with Professor Leon Jay

Sat 20th February saw the town of  Nairn, in the Scottish Highlands host a Small Circle Jujitsu seminar taken by Professor Leon Jay, Grandmaster of Small circle Jujitsu and son of the world renowned Great Grandmaster and Small Circle Jujitsu founder Wally Jay. The seminar was organised by Mr. Myles MacRae (4th degree black belt […]

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January 24th, 2010

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 […]

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January 3rd, 2010

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 […]

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January 2nd, 2010

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 […]

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January 1st, 2010

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 […]

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December 23rd, 2009

Small Circle Concepts Programme Re-launch – Prof. Leon Jay has re-designed the SCC Programme for 2010.

Prof. Leon Jay, 2nd Generation Headmaster of Small Circle Ju-jitsu, following in the tradition of innovation begun by his father, Prof. Wally Jay, has announced a further development in the art.

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November 20th, 2009

German Small Circle Seminar was a great success

Small Circle Jujitsu has been taught in 36 countries and Germany has played host for Prof. Wally Jay several times many years ago.

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October 11th, 2009

Owen County’s Guardian Martial Arts Dojo Serves As Host Site For SCJ Summer Camp

Professor Leon Jay, Grandmaster of Small Circle Jujitsu doesn’t exactly look to be in his 50’s, and he certainly doesn’t move like he’s 50. This was evident Saturday afternoon on the dojo floor of Guardian Martial Arts on Little Flock Road in rural South Eastern Owen County.

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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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