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Small-Circle Jujitsu presents the complete art developed by the legendary Wally Jay. Bringing together elements from various styles, Jay's focused and effective system incorporates theories, principles and techniques essential to the development of every martial artist, from the novice to the seasoned veteran.
In this definitive text, Jay delves into the history of small-circle jujitsu and covers self-defense, warm-ups, falling and resuscitation, throwing and choking techniques, and locks for wrists, fingers, arms and legs. According to Jay, his philosophy is based on a simple premise: "It's not how much you can hurt a person in an altercation, but how little you can hurt a person and still control him."
Wally Jay was born in Honolulu on June 15, 1917. He holds a 10th dan in jujitsu and a sixth dan in judo, and he was inducted in to the Black Belt Hall of Fame in 1969 and 1990 for his contributions to jujitsu and the martial arts.
Jay adopted techniques from boxing, wrestling, judo, kung fu, weightlifting and jujitsu, and brought them together in what he calls small-circle-theory jujitsu. Since 1979, he has devoted all of his time to small-circle jujitsu instruction, and he continues to travel the globe to promote his system.