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About the author
Photo showcase
The relationship of Bruce Lee and Wally Jay
History of small circle theory
Theory of the small circle
Principles of rotational momentum
Jujitsu exercises
Deflection exercises
Wrist extension
Energy transfer
Arm bar exercises
Wristlock throw exercises
2 Vulnerable spots & katsu
Vulnerable spots
Katsu 1-Groin revival A
Katsu 2 Groin revival B
Katsu 3 Groin revival C
Katsu 4 Strangulation revival
Katsu 5 Wind knockout
3 Jujitsu breakfalls & rolls
Back fall
Side fall
Front fall
Front roll
Back roll
4 Jujitsu throws
Foot sweep hook
foot throw lock
Hip throw
Back throw
Arm bar throw
Flying scissors
Double sleeve throw
Winding throw
5 Jujitsu holds
Reverse wrist lock
Goose neck
Wrist lock
Vertical wrist lock
Bent elbow wrist lock
Underhand wrist lock
Hammer lock
Palm pressure finger lock
Two finger hold
Reverse arm bar
Pistol grip
Chicken wing
6 Juijitsu strangles
Dragon strangle
Sleeve choke
Rear two lapel strangle
Vice choke
Mat strangle
Arm strangle
Hawaiian strangle
Leg strangle
Rear naked strangle
Index knuckle choke
Front naked strangle
One wing arm strangle
Crossed arm lapel choke
7 Self defense
Reverse arm bar
Eviction technique
Overhead club attack
Flying tackle defense
Kick defense
Overhead knife defense
Shove defense
Pick pocket techniques
Leg take down
Reverse arm bar
AikiBib | Aug 14, 2022 |
The origins of Small Circle Jujitsu are based on the 2000 year old classical jujitsu, but the revelation of the small circle emphasis dates back to approximately 1944. The founder, Professor Wally Jay studied a style known as Kodenkan Jujitsu from Professor Henry S. Okazaki in Hawaii. Professor Okazaki had studied classical jujutsu styles of yoshin, kosagabe and iwaga, as well as studying Okinawan karate, Filipino knife fighting, Hawaiian lua, the art of throwing a Spanish dirk, boxing, wrestling and kung fu. Professor Okazaki was somewhat of a rebel, as he broke away from tradition on several occasions. He developed his own style of jujitsu called Kodenkan Jujitsu, as well as teaching non-Japanese, which was unheard of.
Professor Jay had studied boxing, weightlifting, judo and jujitsu from various instructors before 1944, when he received his black belt in Kodenkan Danzan Ryu Jujitsu from Okazaki. Professor Jay became aware of the fact that there was something missing with Jujitsu, the way he learned it. The knowledge he gained from the other disciplines and Okazaki's own multi-disciplinary background gave him the perspective to see how classical jujitsu could be improved. It was his two years of judo study under Ken Kawachi that gave him the key to small circle. Sensei Kawachi stressed the use of the wrist action to gain superior leverage. Wrist action is the key to Small Circle Jujitsu. Over the years he made radical changes in the jujitsu techniques he acquired, believing that this was what his teacher, Professor Okazaki would have wanted. A point in fact is that Professor Okazaki himself was somewhat of a rebel, as he broke away from tradition on several occasions. He taught non-Japanese as well as developing his own style of jujitsu, called Kodenkan Jujitsu.
Professor Jay's years of experience in classical jujitsu, judo, boxing, weightlifting, wrestling, aikido, kung fu, other martial arts training, and many periods of trial and error, led him to develop his theory known as Small Circle Theory. His goal was to refine and improve upon the techniques by combining the best of everything he learned in different disciplines. The small circle theory is a proven scientific method that rapidly became accepted by the martial arts world as an acclaimed and accredited system. The small circle theory is not only applicable to jujitsu, but it blends in beautifully with other styles of martial arts. In fact, Professor applied the small circle theory to his judo teaching and led his team to become a winning team. In 1960 he was voted Northern California Judo Coach of the Year by Hokka Judo Yudanshakai. Throughout the 60's and 70's he produced national champions and team winners in Hawaii, Canada, USA, and Mexico.
In 1978 Professor Jay, Willy Cahill, John Chow-Hoon and Carl Beaver created Jujitsu America. They seceded from the Hawaiian based American Jujitsu Institute (which was the Kodenkan organization) because they had conflicting ideologies and methodologies. This group represented the mainland jujjitsuka who decided to break away from the old organization. The Hawaiian leaders wished to perpetuate the traditions of the kodenkan system while the state-siders, being modernists, wanted to update and improve their fighting skills to reflect certain modern realities.
This Small Circle Theory improved and cumulated until 1987, when it officially became recognized as a complete jujitsu style on it's own, now known as Small Circle Jujitsu. Many had recognized the small circle system as being a separate style for many years, but after an article in Black Belt magazine, it was official.
Professor Jay's small circle jujitsu techniques are smooth and functional because of his creation of the flow, which interchangeable techniques are used to counterattack the moves of the attacker.


Chapter 1. The Story of Small-Circle Jujitsu
Chapter 2. Preliminaries-Learning How to Fall; Key Movement Exercises; The Art of Resuscitation
Chapter 3. Physical Weaknesses of the Human Body
Chapter 4. Small-Circle Jujitsu Techniques-Wrist Locks; Finger Locks; Arm Bars and Arm Locks; Leg Bars and Leg Locks; Throwing Techniques; Chokes
Chapter 5. Self-Defense-Against Strikes; Against Chokes; Against Body Grabs; Against Wrist Grabs
AikiBib | May 29, 2022 |
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