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Here is some information about the instructors at Portland Small Circle Jujitsu.

Sensei Stan Miller
Sensei Miller has been involved in Martial Arts since 1976, and has been teaching since 1983. He is the founder of both Portland Small Circle Jujitsu, and Sightless Self-Defense.

He holds a 4th degree in Small Circle Jujitsu under Professor Wally Jay, a 3rd degree with Ju-jitsu America(JA), and a 2nd degree in SJJK. He was awarded the Professor Wally Jay Ambassador of Goodwill award in 2000 and was recognized in 2002 by the Oregon Commission for the Blind for his creation of Sightless Self-defense Sensei Miller has taught numerous seminars and classes around the United States in such areas as Sightless Self-Defense, women's self-defense, travel safety, law enforcement training, and Small Circle Jujitsu. He has instructed at several Jujitsu America and Small Circle Jujitsu camps teaching with such top instructors as Professor Wally Jay, George Dillman, Remy Presas, Leon Jay, Ed Melaugh, Ron Ogi, Dave Castoldi, and many others. He recently instructed in June 2003 at Ed Melaugh's Summer Training Camp in New Hampshire.
Sensei Miller

Instructor Jeremiah Reinmiller
Mr. Reinmiller has been studying martial arts since 1988 and has been instructing since 1991. He holds a Ni Dan under Sensei Miller and is the head instructor at PSCJ.

He has received training from the top instructors in varying styles including O.G.I., and Small Circle Jujitsu. He has trained with such instructors as Professor Wally Jay, Ron Ogi, and Ed Melaugh. Mr. Reinmiller has extensive experience teaching Small Circle Jujitsu and Sightless Self-defense to both children and adults, as well as instructing in women's self-defense classes. He has taught alongside Sensei Miller at many camps and seminars around the United States. He was quoted in the Willamette Weekly newspaper, in July 2003 in an article about Sightless Self-Defense. He currently instructs at the PSCJ dojo and is the web master of the PSCJ web site.
Jeremiah Reinmiller

Instructor Tom Ashford
Mr. Ashford was first exposed to martial arts in Korea, 1971. He earned a blue belt within 6 months, training from Sensei Lee Chen, 2nd deg. Took Tai Chi Chaun, yang style, in 1977 for 1 yr. from Dr.Yet Sun Chan. Joined International Martial Arts in 1990 and stayed until the school closed one year later. Studied Philippine arts of Kali and Arnis, Mui Tai Kick Boxing, and Jeet Kune Do. Taught by Guro John Daniels and Guro Ty Cannon. Joined Sherry Speed's Portland Tae Kwon Do in 1991 and stayed for several months. Resumed training with Guro Ty Cannon late in 1991 and cross trained in a mixture of S.E Asian arts and JKD for more than a year. Joined Portland Ju Jitsu in late 1993, where he currently holds a Sho Dan, and instructs two nights a week. Instructor Ashford

Instructor Mike Wakamatsu
Mr. Wakamatsu has been involved in martial arts for forty years, practicing Judo, Tae Kwon Doe, and Jujitsu. For the past ten years he has taught police defensive tactics for the Department of Treasury at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. Mr. Wakamatsu received his shodan from Sensei Miller but has also had opportunity to train with many of the finest martial artists in the world including Professor Wally Jay, Master George Dillman, Professor Willy Cahill, Professor Dave Bellman, Ed Meluagh, Ron Ogi and many others. He also received his shodan ranking from Northwest Ryu Kyu Kempo.

Mr. Wakamatsu has been an active member of the American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers for the past ten years where he was able to share information and train with police agencies from across the United States. He has trained with the Los Angeles Police Department in their Defensive Tactics program. He brings a unique perspective to both martial arts and police defensive tactics.
Instructor Wakamatsu

Instructor Matt Bellet
Mr. Bellet holds a rank of Shodan awarded by Sensei Stan Miller. He began training at Portland Jujitsu in 2003. Prior to this he trained in Fencing for four and a half years, Judo for three years, and a sampling of other martial arts. His professional background includes several years of Private Security and criminal reform work. Mr. Bellet assists with the Women’s Self Defense and Sightless Self Defense programs. He began teaching adult and kids classes at Portland Jujitsu in 2008, and he taught the children's Summer Camps in 2011. Instructor Bellet

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