Through his varied martial art experience, he developed his own system called Small Circle Jujitsu™. He has been twice inducted in the Black Belt magazine Hall of Fame. He studied under Paul Kaelemakule, Juan Gomes, and Professor Henry S. Okazaki (Founder of the Kodenkan Jujitsu system). His Judo teacher was the Hawaiian Champion, Ken Kawachi who gave him the key to the Small Circle Jujitsu™ techniques.
Grand Master and Inheritor
Sensei Leon Jay is the second son of Professor Wally Jay and is one of the heirs to Small Circle Jujitsu . Leon studied most of his life with his father in Small Circle Jujitsu, Kodenkan Jujitsu and Kodokan Judo. Leon also has been studying many years in the forms of pressure point fighting from Master George Dillman. Sensei Jay teaches in Surrey, England at his club called Komaru Ryu (Small Circle Style) and is the European representative for Small Circle Jujitsu International.
Professor Lee Eichelberger is a 10th degree black belt in Kodenkan Jujitsu, a 9th degree in Small Circle Jujitsu and one of three professors in Small Circle Jujitsu, the others being Professor Wally Jay and Professor Leon Jay. Professor Eichelberger was the senior student of Professor Wally Jay for many years.
John Mellon was born in Glasgow and comes of Irish and Scots ancestry on his father’s side and Italian stock on his mother’s. He began training at the age of 4 with his Sicilian grandfather in the family fencing system, La Famiglia Porrelli Scherma di Siciliano dating back to the 11th century when his forebears were sword-masters to the Dukes of Sicily. In recent years many groups have formed throughout the Western world attempting to revive the traditional European combative fencing systems, largely through the study of a handful of ancient texts. John however is, as far as he knows, the only exponent living of an extant combat fencing system.