PROFESSOR WALLY JAY
Small Circle JuJitsu
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Prof Wally, founder and grandmaster of Jujitsu America and Small
Circle Jujitsu International, held a 10th Dan in Jujitsu and 6th
Dan in Judo. He traveled all over the world promoting Kodenkan
Jujitsu and Small Circle Jujitsu. Prof. Jay was one of the first
of Prof. Henry Okazaki's pupils to advocate cross training. He
served as Technical Director for Jujitsu America.
Prof. Wally Jay has an Honorary Doctor of Science Degree from
the College of Martial Arts, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is a graduate
of the Nikko Restoration Masseur Institute in Honolulu Hawaii and
was listed in Who's Who in Martial Arts in 1977 and 1985. He was
named by the Northern California Judo Black Belt Association as "Judo
Coach of the Year" in 1960, was Black Belt Hall of Fame's "Man
of the Year" in 1960 and their Jujitsu Instructor of the Year
in 1969, and was named by Inside Kung Fu magazine as "One
of the Most Influential Martial Artists of All Times."
He served as Team Captain of the U.S. Martial Arts Team that traveled
to China in 1985, demonstrated at the First International Wu Shu
Championships in Man, China, and had the honor of demonstrating
at the Dal Nippon Butokukai Festival on Emperor's Day in Kyoto,
Japan. He appeared on CNN when he along with Prof. Tony Maynard
and Erme Boggs, demonstrated in South Africa for the Boputatswana
Government in 1992. Prof. Jay's judo players were one of the "winningest
teams" in the late 1950's and early 1960's, which led to him
being voted as Hokka Judo Yudanshakai Judo Coach of 1960. In 1960
his team captured the Mexican Judo Championships in Mexico City,
and in 1963-64 the American Jujitsu Institute awarded him Outstanding
Coach of the Year. Since then he's produced many medallists in
national judo championships, such as Bradford Bunge and David Quinonez,
who won national high school titles in 1968 and 1970 respectively.
Prof. Jay has authored two books, Small Circle Jujitsu and Dynamic
Jujitsu, as well as five instructional videos. His dojo, Island
Judo/Jujitsu Club, is located in Alameda, California.
Check out the Small
Circle Jujitsu International website
to learn more about Small Circle Jujitsu!
Island Judo-Jujitsu Club
2055 Eagle Avenue
Alameda, CA 94501