Wednesday, 9 January 2013

No 1 - Aikido in MMA - Rik Ellis.

Rik `hammer` Ellis - " Aikido in MMA " - Rik Ellis UK1 MMA Light Heavy weight champion 2012 - Rik - a student of Aikido from the age of 5 yrs with his father Henry Ellis Shihan.

Rik demonstrates with Nick `headhunter` Chapman the adaptation of his Aikido into MMA.

Nick Chapman has never seen or practiced Aikido prior to making this video - the video was not pre-planned .



Rik `hammer` Ellis is proud to have been involved in the creation and publication of the book ``Positive Aikido`` whilst visiting NM USA.


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No - 2 - 1963 - UK - USAF - AFB - Earliest UK Video.

1963 - Earliest known UK Aikido Demonstration - Henry Ellis & Derek Eastman at the USAF European Judo Championships - West Drayton London..The video is converted from 8mm film of poor vision but still a valuable piece of history.


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No - 3 - 1968 - Aikido Demonstration Bracknell UK.


1968 Aikido Demonstration at Bracknell Sports Centre - Henry Ellis with uke Geoff Goodwin - George Stavro - Also in this old film is the `Budo Leg end` Mr Jack Poole who is easily recognised, and so is his beginner status - Mr Poole would later claim to be a pioneer of UK Aikido from 1952 along with many other imaginary grades in several of the Budo arts. A man who has abused the names of many deceased Budo Masters with the assistance of the British Aikido Board.



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No 4 - British Aikido Origins from 1955 - Henry Ellis

British Aikido Origins from 1955 - Narration & Movie Slide-Show by Henry Ellis ~ The Arrival of Kenshiro Abbe Sensei - Development of Budo in the UK.



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No 5 - Kenshiro Abbe Sensei Memorial Event. - Henry Ellis.

The Kenshiro Abbe Memorial Celebrations 2005 Henry Ellis narrates this slide-show of this great Budo Event.



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No 6 - 1950s - A Rare Collection of Kenshiro Abbe Sensei Photos

1950s - A Rare Collection of Kenshiro Abbe Sensei Photos
I am most grateful to Mrs Teresa Reeve for allowing us to share this rare photo collection of her late husband Bill Reeves Sensei who was the first personal aid to Kenshiro Abbe in 1956.



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No 7 - Traditional Aikido Push - Ups.Aikido MMA push ups. These were taught by Abbe Sensei to all students in the early days - The Ellis Schools of Traditional Aikido from the 1950s..



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No 8 - Positive Aikido the Book - Henry Ellis
Positive Aikido the Book.

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No 9 - Rik Ellis MMA
Rik Ellis Aikido/MMA vs Russell Dennis 6th dan Taekwondo/MMA
Rik Ellis author of `Aikido in MMA`.

Rik `hammer` Ellis wins in the 46th second of the first round.



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No 10 - Mashailo Nakazono Memorial Event 2007.

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No 11 - TK Chiba Shihan 40th Celebration Seminar & Dinner 2006.

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No 12 -Masahilo Nakazono Sensei in Sweden 1968 - 1975.



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No 13 - Masamichi Noro Sensei late 1970s.



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No 14 - K Ueshiba - K Tohei - T Abe 1952.

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No 15 - Tadashi Abe Sensei 1952.



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No 16 - Henry Ellis Sensei teaching - 1



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No 17 - Henry Ellis - Derek Eastman teaching at the Bracknell dojo...2.



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No 18 - Henry Ellis Sensei at the Bracknell Dojo...3.



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No 19 -  Henry Ellis Speech at the TK Chiba Celebration Dinner 2006.





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No 20 - Jay Dods Ellis 17 yrs - Aikido MMA - Fighting Ben Alp 24 yrs - 1st round win




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No 21 - Ellis Aikido 1986 Demonstration - Nicky "Handbag Techniques" ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


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No 22 - Rik `hammer` Ellis - vs - Chris Head - Rik wins in the 1st round.


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No 23 - 17 yr - Jay Dods Ellis vs 30 yr Pavel Famel for UK1 Semipro Title - Jay wins 58 secs First Round.


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No 24 -  16 yrs Jay Dods Ellis  vs  18 yrs Tyrone Trivett - "Fight Night" Feb 16th 2011 - Jay wins 1st round in 35 secs.


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No 25 - Kenshiro Abbe Sensei " Memorial Event " Crystal Palace London - May 2005

The guest list was a who's who of Budo - The event was organised by genuine direct students of Abbe Sensei - The event was sold out with 425 students on the mat. Many of the guests were elderly and some were ill like the great Bill Woods Sensei the personal aid to Abbe Sensei - sadly Bill died shortly after the event - Since 2005 we have lost several of these pioneers of Budo.



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No 26 - Henry Ellis and Derek Eastman teaching at the "Masahilo Nakazono Memorial Event"  2007 
 Note fast punching at 50 secs.


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No 31 - Steven Seagal " Aikido Dancing - Aikido Practical "
Interesting discussion on the the people who do dancing Aikido and those that study a practical Aikido.



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No 32: Ellis Traditional Sword Kata.

The Sword Kata demonstrated by Derek Eastman Shihan and Andy Lyon Sensei is the Kata taught in the 1950s/60s by our teachers Kenshiro Abbe Sensei and Tomio Otani.



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No 33: Sensei Dang Thong Phong - Guest Instructer -" M Nakazono Memorial 2007"

Phong Sensei at over 70 yrs of age - wanted to pay his respects to his teacher and travelled from California to take part in the "Masahiol Nakazono Memorial 2007 "


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No 34:  The Kenshiro Abbe Jubilee Celebration 2005 - Full Video.

The teachers were all direct students of Kenshiro Abbe - Sadly many of the teachers have now passed on to join Abbe Sensei .

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No 36:  RikEllis - Aikido MMA Photo Slide Show.




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