Thursday, 8 October 2009

Visit these great information sites.

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Visit these informative sites for Articles ~ Photos ~ Videos ~ History.
Click ~ Tadashi Abe Sensei
Click ~ British Aikido History Site
Click ~ KyuShinDo ( MayoShinDo )
Click ~ Kenshiro Abbe Sensei
Click ~ Women in the Martial Arts
Click ~ Aikido Controversy Site
Click ~ Aikido Bracknell Site




Click ~ Aikido Articles
Aikido Articles
There are many articles of interest on this new Aikido article site. Many articles relating to the true documented history and lineage of British Aikido from its inception in 1955 by Kenshiro Abbe Sensei. There is the very popular and widely read " Is Aikido a Martial Art ? " with several articles on Kenshiro Abbe Sensei.

5 Photo Galleries
There are 5 photo galleries with many old British Aikido photos, there is also a gallery with many rare photos of Kenshiro Abbe Sensei.

Aikido Ellis Video Channel

Aikido Ellis Video Channel

Visit the Ellis video channel for many old Aikido films and several rare films of Kenshiro Abbe Sensei.

" No matter your prentence, you are what you are and nothing more !! " Kenshiro Abbe Sensei 1915 ~ 1985.

Monday, 17 August 2009

Next Rik Ellis MMA Fights ~ LATEST

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I have had to cancel two fights recently because of a broken hand/ knuckle. The hand is healing well and I hope to fit in three fights this year. All my fight details and venues will be added to this site when confirmed. The hand is healing well, my fitness is also going very well so I hope to have a good year despite the injury setback.

Next Fight - Rik Ellis 77 k.

July 2nd ~ At the Mountbatten Arena - Portsmouth - UK.


The hand stood up well to this first serious test. I knocked my opponent out in 26seconds of the first round.

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Item 21:: Rik Ellis Fight Night 27 sec win


Rik Ellis 8th Feb 2009
Full Contact Fight Night

Monday, 1 June 2009

Kenshiro Abbe Sensei - Traditional Aikido

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Kenshiro Abbe ~ 8th dan Judo ~ 6th dan Aikido ~ 6th dan Karate ~ 6th dan Kendo.


" No matter your pretence, you are what you are and nothing more !! " Kenshiro Abbe Sensei 1915 ~ 1985.


My father Henry Ellis was a direct student of the legendary Budo Master Kenshiro Abbe Sensei from 1957. " The Ellis Schools of Traditional Aikido " have always followed the true traditional teachings of K Abbe Sensei, to this day, my father has always taught a strong and Positive Aikido style, believing that Aikido is a Martial Art. Modern Aikido is now many different things to many different people. Aikido seems to attract some latent hippy characaters and wannabe martial artists. To some it is some kind of quasi religeon. My father has said how saddenend he is to see much of what is offered as `` Aikido `` today is little more that a form of dancing. Or perhaps they should have just gone to a Yoga class.

Click ~ KyuShinDo

Click ~ Kenshiro Abbe Blog

Saturday, 30 May 2009

Rik Ellis Aikido / MMA

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Rik Ellis has trained in Aikido from the age of 5 yrs with his father Henry Ellis Sensei a British Aikido pioneer from 1957, and a direct student of the legendary Budo Master Kenshiro Abbe Sensei who introduced Aikido to Britain in 1955. Rik was involved in the preparation of the book ` Positive Aikido ` in New Mexico USA with his father and the co-authors Dave Rogers USA and Derek Eastman UK.
Rik took part in the great Kenshiro Abbe Memorial Event at Crystal Palace London in May 2005 when demonstrating with his father. He was proud to also take part in the M Nakazono Memorial Event at Neath in 2007. Rik has travelled to the USA teaching with his father in Dallas Texas and Alamogordo New Mexico on several occasions.

Rik trains with Nick `` headhunter `` Chapman - of - Fight Science of Guildford..He also trains with Suleman Raja of Prizefighters at Farnborough.
Rik Ellis fight Blogspot.
Debut fight promoted by Grant Waterman promotions at the Liquid Envy Night Club Portsmouth UK...Feb 8th 2009. Rik Ellis Aikido / MMA vs Russel Dennis 6th dan Taekwondo.
Rik Ellis won the fight in the 46th second of the first round.
Rik Fight Night 8th Feb.jpg

Full Contact Fight Night

Full Contact Fight Night
Click photo for YouTube Fight Video ~ ~ ~ L to R = Alex Reid of Frimley Budokan ~ Rik Ellis - Suleman Raja of PrizeFighters......Article below......... " Aikido in MMA " just my personal thoughts on this often discussed subject...Rik Ellis.... Visit the Ellis Aikido articles blog at Click here Articles site ..Scroll down for the article " Aikido in MMA "......... Rik Ellis Fight Video

2 - Rik ( Hammer ) Ellis Aikido / MMA

2 - Rik ( Hammer ) Ellis Aikido / MMA
Rik Ellis getting his point across !!..... ...Listen !! no-touch throws do not work !!.......Click Photo for YouTube Video.

3- Rik ( Hammer ) Ellis Aikido-MMA high traditional aikido kick

3- Rik ( Hammer ) Ellis Aikido-MMA high traditional aikido kick
Yes there is kicking and punching in Aikido.....In the 1950s/60s all Kenshiro Abbe Sensei's Aikido classes began with 30mins hard kicking and punching exercises. and 200 pushups on the back of the wrists. - Click ~ Push-ups on back of wrists

4 - Rik ( Hammer ) Ellis Aikido -MMA ground & pound .

4 - Rik ( Hammer )  Ellis Aikido -MMA ground & pound .
Rik Ellis takes his opponent to the ground after turning his opponent off the cage wall with a tight body controlled irmi tenkan.