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#417212 - 03/17/09 04:51 PM Aikido / MMA vs Taekwodo / MMA
hellis Offline

Registered: 03/16/03
Posts: 38
Loc: Bracknell, Royal County of Ber...
Before the Ki people get their ribbons in a twist or the Aikido puriststs soil their gis!! this is not about Aikido vs Taekwondo. It is about Rik Ellis a student of the ``Ellis Schools of Traditional Aikido`` who also studies MMA. Rik was prepared to take his technique and positive spirit into the ring, as was Russell Dennis 6th dan Taekwondo.
There is a video on `Aikido Ellis Video Channel` In a recent FCFN ( Full Contact Fight Night ) where Rik Ellis with a background in Aikido and trained in MMA meets Russell Dennis 6th dan Extreme TaeKwonDo.
Rik Ellis of the " Ellis Schools of Traditional Aikido " destroyed Russell Dennis in 46 seconds of the first round.
Rik does not perform the classical Aikido that one would see on the mat, he demonstartes the positive action necessary to overwhealm an opponent. see: It is the first fight on the video...
Rik Ellis says that in a real situation such as the street or in the MMA ring/cage Aikido cannot be performed in its classical sense as one sees it on the mat. He finds that ~Tenkan ~ Iriminage ~ Tenchinage ~ are some of the techniques that can be used successfully in close quater contact. Such as turning his opponent into the cage wall, or any wall for that matter.

Henry Ellis

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

#417213 - 03/17/09 10:45 PM Re: Aikido / MMA vs Taekwodo / MMA [Re: hellis]
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Posts: 326
Loc: The Matrix, Serif is Teacher

same post, same reply, as on TKD forum....

-Karl. Peace. I cant type
do not try to spork the post, for that is impossible, only realize there is no post to spork

#417214 - 03/18/09 10:37 AM Re: Aikido / MMA vs Taekwodo / MMA [Re: hellis]
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Please don't double post the same thread in two different sections. Pick one and put the post there. Because a member has chosen to post on the thread in the TKD forum, I'm going to lock this one.

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