" I will train and fight to fulfill my fathers dream that I will one day make it to the UFC. "
I know my father will always be in my corner
Jay `the prodigy ` Dods - Ellis
Rest in Peace My Beloved Son
Richard ` Rik` Ellis - R.I.P. - 10th 3rd 1973 - - 16th December 2014.
I am totally devastated and heartbroken to report the passing of my beloved son Richard on the 16th of December 2014.
From childhood until his death Rik always said his father was his hero, I always replied that the roles were now reversed - he had become ` my hero ` he was a totally fearless ` gladiator `
`Rik's` many friends and supporters from around the world are constantly kept updated on Rik's good friend's facebook site - Nick ` headhunter` Chapmans MMA Fight Science Facebook page.
The pain I feel cannot be expressed in simple words alone - Rik was so deeply loved by his father Henry Ellis Shihan - sister Doctor Julie Anne Elphick and his son `Jay- The Prodigy ` Dods - Ellis
We apologies for any delay in answering the large volume of calls - messages - it is so difficult to deal with the grief and the endless pain at this time.
Read by David Wilson Jnr on behalf of his Uncle Henry.
FIGHT SCIENCE TEAM GYM ALDERSHOT
Nick has never done any Aikido before.
Rik Ellis is the son of Henry Ellis 6th dan AikiKai; a direct student of Kenshiro Abbe Sensei from 1957.
Rule:ix.Small joint manipulation = fingers - toes - is illegal.
Nykko - Sankyo - Kotegaesh are not small joint manipulations,they are wrist control techniques and therefore legal and applicable.Video - Rik Ellis - Nick Chapman demonstrate Aikido / MMA techniques.
Rik Ellis - Aikido in MMA transference Techniques
Rik `hammer` Ellis Photo Slide Show - a selection of photos.
Rik `hammer` Ellis training / rolling with Niall - a young MMA prospect at the Fight Science Gym Aldershot.
After a tough work-out Rik Ellis always finds the time to help the up n coming youngsters like 16 yr old Niall.
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These are some of the Aikido techniques that I consider transferable to MMA.I want to show how Aikido can be adapted for MMA in the cage and the street, if, and when needed.
Visit the "Aikido Articles Blog"->Aikido Articles
Rik Ellis with his good friend Nick headhunter Chapman the UK1 light heavy-weight champion and CEO of `Fight Science Gym Aldershot`
Left: Applied Sankyo - Right: Taking Ikkyo from clinch to the ground.
From clinch; irimi with elbow in to face,keeping body tight turn and take into kotegaesh.
The Aikido that my father taught me was Traditional Aikido as taught by Kenshiro Abbe Sensei. Aikido was a `martial art. To many the word `martial` is irrelevant and the word `art` appeals more to the tree huggers.
ARTICLE -- "AIKIDO in MMA"
Rik Ellis's views - Aikido/MMA - VISIT " Aikido in MMA " CLICK HERE Click for " Aikido in MMA _________________________________________________________________________________
My father Henry Ellis with uke Geoff Goodwin 1968
British Aikido Board Exposed.
Kenshiro Abbe Sensei and the early pioneers of Aikido in the UK could never have imagined that 50 years on, there would be a governing body for the art of Aikido, a governing body that would collude with a self-graded Mr Jack Poole to corrupt the true history of Aikido in the UK.
The BAB would attempt to create a history of crass lies and deceit to suit their own devious agenda.
Henry Ellis and Derek Eastman took their case first to the Minister for Sport at the `Houses of Parliament` - then to - `Sport England`.
The BAB were reprimanded for their crass conduct and instructed to give a written apology to Henry Ellis.
It is our aim to protect our proud history and lineage from those that create their own grades, titles and history.
Future generations will one day look for the truth.
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Read the shocking truth about this crass organisation. British Aikido Board Exposed