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Old 05-29-2014, 10:42 AM   #7
Dojo: Ellis Schools of Traditional Aikido
Location: Bracknell
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 634
Re: Kicking in Aikido and MMA

Krystal Locke wrote: View Post
Your grandson has an excellent sense of ma-ai that really shows when he avoids the takedown attempt. He cleanly turned Peters' charge to his own advantage, but Peters had some effective ground defense.

I've certainly seen kicks go really badly for a fighter, and I hope your guys dont rely upon them too much. Jay was smart to come out swinging even if it was with his feet after the warning since Peters was probably expecting another humping. But the margin of error for kicks is much wider than the margin for success.....

I was a roamer for this event. It was at a horse arena in Corvallis. At the start of the fight, the guy's trainers were hollering for him to stop kicking so much, and he didn't listen. We all heard that awful sound. Then we had to spend a good half hour trying to maintain a path for the docs and the EMTs. Folks had to get closer so their phones could get a better picture. Fuckers.
That leg break was bad - maybe he did not have a sound background as bone on bone is never good.
This was young Jay's first professional fight, so a good start - he has a very impressive amateur and semi-pro record - He won one with an identical head kick, but all the others he won in the first round with a knockout and he has very heavy hands for such a young guy.
Jiro Nakazono Sensei ( son of Masahilo Nakazono Sensei ) emailed me and said `Jays posture and balance was perfection`, that pleased Jay Rik has been teaching Jay the head control, I was impressed with that.
Peters knew of Jay's punching ability and we knew he would want to take it straight to the ground.
Thanks for your comment and insight.

Henry Ellis
Co-author ` Positive Aikido `
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