Rik `hammer` Ellis Aikido/MMA -`Prize Fighters & Fight Science Team - UK.
Rik Ellis the son of Henry Ellis Shihan, a student of Aikido from the age of five years . Rik continues to enjoy his Aikido as taught to him by his father who was a direct student of the legendary Budo master Kenshiro Abbe Sensei.
Rik believes in his fathers teaching, whilst Aikido can be practised in harmony in the dojo - its dojo application is totally unsuitable for the street in a time of need.
Teachers should teach students how to adapt their Aikido to meet any, and all hostile situations - The problem is - many teachers are unable to adapt as they lack the fighting spirit which they hide behind the almost biblical teachings of cowardice by turning the other cheek.
Rik believes in `Positive Aikido` - If threatened - take a positive approach - deflect your opponents attack - enter - finish - no time to talk of aiki love, or floating around the universe - no time to breath through your toes or slap your attacker with a coloured ribbon. - This would be a good time to test your `no touch` throws , or perhaps try a `Ki Blast` ( reality check ) - Good luck
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Sat July 21st - 2012
Rik Ellis Aikido - MMA wins in 46 seconds - first round.
After the opening shot from Buxey - Rik`s natural Aikido allowed his 18 pounds heavier opponent to push him back into the cage wall where Rik made a very quick and effective tight `Tenkan` turn off the cage wall taking his opponent down into some punishing `ground n pound` finishing Buxey with a rear naked choke in the 46th second of the first round.
Rik `hammer` Ellis fought Kriston`hulk`Buxey for the UK1 MMA light heavyweight title and championship belt. Rik won with a RNC in a hard fought 46 seconds. Don't let the 46 seconds undermine the battle that these two men fought.
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18 yr old Jay Dods Ellis wins ``Semi-Pro Lightweight Title` following 5 straight wins.
18 yr old Jay Dods Ellis made it 5 straight wins as a semi-pro MMA fighter by beating 30yr old Polish fighter Pavel Famel in 56 seconds of the first round to take the UK1 MMA Light weight semi-pro title. It was a great night for Henry Ellis as he watched his son and grandson demonstrate the Ellis family fighting spirit.