Rik believes in his fathers teaching that whilst Aikido can be practised in harmony in the dojo - it is totally unsuitable for application in the street at 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.
Rik believes in `Positive Aikido` - If threatened - take a positive approach - deflect your opponents attack - enter - finish. no time to talk of aiki love and 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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21st - July - 2012 - Rik `hammer` Ellis - Aikido / MMA wins in 46 seconds first round. Fight Science Arena Aldershot.
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Rik Ellis Aikido MMA with his father Henry Ellis Shihan. Rik is being presented with the UK1 MMA title and belt by Promoter Grant Waterman.
Fight Science Arena - Aldershot - Hampshire - UK - 21st July 2012
The Fight in Brief
Rik Ellis Aikido - MMA wins in 46 seconds of the first round. Rik `hammer` Ellis fought Kriston`hulk`Buxey for the UK1 MMA light heavyweight title and championship belt.
Don't let the 46 seconds undermine the battle that these two men fought.
Kriston Buxey really brought it on with a great opening shot that spurred Rik in to action in a fight Rik was just as determined to win as was Buxey.
After the opening shot from Buxey Rik allowed his 18 pounds heavier opponent to push him back into the cage wall where Rik made a very effective tight `Tenkan` turn off the cage wall taking his opponent down into a punishing `ground n pound` finishing 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 Aikido - MMA 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.