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Old 03-09-2013, 01:42 AM   #3
Hellis
Dojo: Ellis Schools of Traditional Aikido
Location: Bracknell
Join Date: Feb 2010
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Re: Atemi, Tae Kwon Do and Aikido

The Aikido taught in the 1950s/60s by Kenshiro Abbe and Tadashi Abe included Karate style kicking and punching in every warm up session, which we continue to do. I had taught my son the old way.
My son Rik Ellis MMA fought a 6th dan in Taekwondo, I advised Rik to enter and take his opponent down before he could use his kicks for which he had a reputation of being very effective - Rik entered and the fight lasted just 27 seconds.

Henry Ellis
Co-author `Positive Aikido`
Rik Ellis vs Taekwondo http://www.youtube.com/embed/2h-Whhq...eature=player_
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