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.

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Click ~ Kenshiro Abbe Blog

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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.