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06-29-2011, 11:14 AM
I was wondering if anyone has trained in both, and if they think that these arts may compliment eachother?

06-29-2011, 05:29 PM
I love Wally J.

IMHO, small-circle works well with Aikido.

06-29-2011, 06:38 PM
I went to a seminar Wally held back when I was living in the Bay Area in the early 90's. Had a lot of fun and I remember then thinking then it was an interesting take on getting someone's balance through putting them in a bad position.

06-29-2011, 07:22 PM
My first Aikido sensei went off and did some seminars with Wally and when he came back, put us through a world of pain :-)

Great stuff, fits very well with Aikido, but it's all jujitsu. What's interesting is to try to put the "do" back into it.

06-29-2011, 09:08 PM
I am very intrigued by what I've seen on the Small Circle stuff as well.

06-30-2011, 06:22 AM
I enjoyed the small circle JJ view point very much after attending a seminar a few years back with Wally Jay Sensei. His ten? principles resonated very well with some aiki principles.
I heard that he passed away recently :( i think his son Leon carries on the school with an intrest in Kyusho added as well

06-30-2011, 06:56 PM
Thank you for your thoughts, please keep them coming.