Saturday, 18 February 2012


"Recollections of the Early Days of Aikido in GB"

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"Aikido Today Magazine" This excellent magazine was until its demise the worlds leading Aikido Magazine,it was, as with many other publications, overtaken by access to free information and articles on the internet.

I was pleased and privileged to have the opportunity to write the article "Recollections of the Early Days of Aikido in Great Britain" for this premier magazine.

Henry Ellis

Aikido Today Magazine - No 98 - April 2005

"Is Aikido a Martial Art?" - Aikido Today Magazine No 98

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Henry Ellis and Derek Eastman trained with many great Budo teachers - Kenshiro Abbe Sensei - Tadashi Abe Sensei - Masahilo Nakazono Sensei - Masamichi Noro Sensei - TK Chiba Sensei.Mutsuki Harada Sensei - Tomio Otani Sensei..In the 1950s and 60s Aikido was hard and truly martial. Aikido has changed so much as students no longer want to train hard to earn the right to wear a black belt.This was a time before teachers did Aikido to music or worse Aikido with multi-coloured ribbons.There was no Ki Aikido or no touch throws. The question is often asked "Is Aikido a Martial Art?"..
Henry Ellis

" FIGHTERS ONLY MAG " Steven Seagal ~ Rik Ellis.

Fighters Only Magazine - Steven Seagal  -  Rik Ellis


Article written by Steve Tallantyre.

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" Fighters Only Mag "

Steven Seagal Article plus Rik Ellis contribution...The worlds leading international fighters magazine discusses Seagals involvement in MMA...... Rik Ellis offers his view of the application and transference of Aikido techniques / movement to MMA...
I was pleased to be invited to be involved in the publication of this article.

Rik Ellis - Aikido/MMA

Martial Arts Illustrated April 2006

Click here - "The Long and Winding Road"

Click here for the article"The Long and Winding Road"
Interview with martial arts illustrated correspondent Keith Morgan and Henry Ellis. This is the true story of the early origins of British Aikido from its inception in 1955 with the arrival of Kenshiro Abbe Sensei to the UK.

This interview was one of the most rewarding ones I have done over the years.Keith Morgan asked many searching questions that would cause me to did deep into my many memories as Derek Eastman was also involved and there were many "hey,do you remember this accompanied by much laughter at the good old days, they were tough, but they were good.

Henry Ellis