Monday, 11 April 2016

The Rik ` the hammer` Ellis  -  Memorial Site

10th - 3rd - 1973 - - - 16th - December - 2014

Thinking of Rik on what would have been his birthday - Tuesday March 10th.

Scroll Down for Rik's Fight Video's

" I will train and fight to fulfill my fathers dream that I will one day make it to the UFC. "
I know my father will always be in my corner
Jay `the prodigy ` Dods 
Scroll down for `Jay Dods information blog.

" Learning is the gift, when pain is your teacher "  -  Rik Ellis

Left: 2011 Henry Ellis and son Rik at the Hut Dojo before lunch with TK Chiba Shihan.

Right: Rik Ellis - UK1 MMA Light Heavyweight Champion 2012

Memorable comment from Chiba Shihan during lunch " Most Dojo's ( martial arts clubs ) are now no more than social clubs, Aikido is now so watered down it is vaporized ".

To read Rik Ellis's views on modern Aikido - Visit  Aikido in MMA

Academy of Hard Knocks
Rik Ellis was very proud of his association and voluntary work supporting underprivileged youngsters with the AHK
 ` The Academy of Hard Knocks `  
Visit the AHK website - contact CEO Sam Rowe to support this great cause or to seek help.
Rik would be smiling down on you if you could make a small donation to AHK - Thank you.
Endorsed by Sir Gerald Howarth MP.

Rest in Peace My Beloved Son

      A Tribute by Henry Ellis  

Richard ` Rik` Ellis - R.I.P.  - 10th 3rd 1973 - - 16th December 2014.

I am totally devastated and heartbroken to report the passing of my beloved son Richard on the 16th of December 2014.

From childhood until his death Rik always said his father was his hero, I always replied that the roles were now reversed - he had become ` my hero `  he was a totally fearless ` gladiator `

`Rik's` many friends and  supporters from around the world are constantly kept updated on Rik's good friend's  facebook site - Nick ` headhunter` Chapmans MMA Fight Science Facebook page.

The pain I feel cannot be expressed in simple words alone - Rik was so deeply loved by his father Henry Ellis Shihan  - sister  Doctor Julie  Anne Elphick  and his son `Jay- The Prodigy ` Dods - Ellis

We apologies for any delay in answering the large volume of calls - messages - it is so difficult to deal with the grief and the endless pain at this time. 


Read by David Wilson Jnr on behalf of his Uncle Henry.

A Tribute to Richard my beloved friend and son  

To all those that knew Richard, he was known simply as  `Rik` 

Richard was an intelligent and articulate young man, a man who would be most unhappy if we were to make sweet flowery statements about him and his life. He would often say about everything  “ Just tell it as it is “
Rik read extensively on the origins of life, he sincerely believed there  was a better after life, many of Rik’s friends had their cauliflower ears bent for hours listening to his sincere beliefs in the next world.

To his father Henry,  Rik was many things, `` The Good – The Bad – and The Handsome.
Rik would tell his father each and every day that he loved him, in fact, his final words to his father were  ““Dad - I really do love you ! ””

To Henry, Rik was a `Gladiator ` - Henry recalled watching Rik win his first professional fight,
Henry entered the cage to congratulate his son – Henry hugged Rik and said  “ Son, this fight was like watching a ` Gladiatorial Contest ` Henry doesn’t  even know to this day if Gladiatorial is a real word or not ? but it was a word he has used so many times from that day on.
As children, Richard and his sister Julie who were aged respectively 4 and 5 - began their education at a prestigious private school.
On the first day of school  Henry instructed Richard to take good care of his little sister Julie.
It wasn’t long before  Henry was called to a meeting  before  the school principal.
Richard had been playing on a small hill overlooking the school playing field -  he looked down to see his sister Julie being pushed back and forth by four young boys who were in the year above Richard.
At four years of age Richard did then what he has always done to this day, he went down that hill like a steam train, knocking all the bully boys over – the Principal spoke sternly of Richard’s possible expulsion.
 Henry asked Richard  “ Son - Why did you attack all those boys ? “  Richard simply replied  “ Dad – you told me to look after my little sister – so  I did “. 

Yet, there is one story Henry will never forget - Richard would then have been in his late twenty’s

A lady came up to Henry at a car boot sale at the Bracknell Judo Club.

The lady asked Henry directly  “ are you Richard Ellis’s father ? “
 Henry immediately thought  “” OH – OH - WHAT NOW “” 

The lady then told Henry that her son Simon had died at the age of 23 years after a short life time of illness – she told how she had cried each and every day that she dropped her son off at the senior school gates, because her son Simon was physically weak he was  bullied every single day  – until one day, for the first time ever, Simon came home with a beaming smile on his face, he told his mother he had made a new friend at school named Richard Ellis, and his new friend was the “ Cock of the School “  Simon told his mother that Richard Ellis had spread the word that no one should ever upset his new friend Simon “” OR ELSE ! “”
The lady then said “ from that day, to the end of Simon’s school days, she never had to worry ever again, stating
 “ I will always be grateful to Richard for his protection of Simon and my peace of mind.

Read by David Wilson Jnr on behalf of his Uncle Henry.

Richard began Aikido at the age of 5 years with his father Henry Ellis Shihan - then Henry was Richards Hero never realizing that one day he would become his fathers hero.

RIK `the hammer `Ellis - Videos

This was Rik's last video before his sad loss.

Rik often trained at his good friend Vik Hothi's `IMAS`  gym in Slough.
413 Montrose Ave Slough Berks - SL1 4TJ

Rik `hammer` Ellis Photo Slide Show - a selection of photos.

Rik `hammer` Ellis training / rolling with Niall - a young MMA prospect at the Fight Science Gym Aldershot.

the future of `Academy of Hard Knocks ` and its success with local youths. The system is based on strict discipline with a total no nonsense approach.


Click - Fight Science Gym -> - Fight Science Gym - Here Rik `hammer` Ellis with Nick `headhunter`Chapman. Rik demonstrates his method of aikido transference techniques on Nick Chapman the UK1 MMA L/H champion.
Nick has never done any Aikido before.
Rik Ellis is the son of Henry Ellis 6th dan AikiKai; a direct student of Kenshiro Abbe Sensei from 1957.

Rule:ix.Small joint manipulation = fingers - toes - is illegal.

Nykko - Sankyo - Kotegaesh are not small joint manipulations,they are wrist control techniques and therefore legal and applicable.
Video - Rik Ellis - Nick Chapman demonstrate Aikido / MMA techniques.

After a tough work-out Rik Ellis always finds the time to help the up n coming youngsters like 16 yr old Niall.

________________________________________________________________________________Click photos to Enlarge.

These are some of the Aikido techniques that I consider transferable to MMA.I want to show how Aikido can be adapted for MMA in the cage and the street, if, and when needed.
Visit the "Aikido Articles Blog"->Aikido Articles

Rik Ellis with his good friend Nick headhunter Chapman the UK1 light heavy-weight champion and CEO of `Fight Science Gym Aldershot`

Left: Applied Sankyo - Right: Taking Ikkyo from clinch to the ground.

From clinch; irimi with elbow in to face,keeping body tight turn and take into kotegaesh.

The Aikido that my father taught me was Traditional Aikido as taught by Kenshiro Abbe Sensei. Aikido was a `martial art. To many the word `martial` is irrelevant and the word `art` appeals more to the tree huggers.


Rik Ellis's views - Aikido/MMA - VISIT " Aikido in MMA " CLICK HERE Click for " Aikido in MMA _________________________________________________________________________________

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Welcome to the Jay Dods MMA site.

" My passion and heart of warrior instincts are inherent  of a family lineage of fighters "  

Jay ` the prodigy` Dods Ellis

RIK ELLIS - R.I.P. - 10th -March 1973 - - 16th December 2914.

It is with great sadness and heartbreak that I report the passing of my father Rik Ellis on the 16th - December - 2014.
Please visit the Rik Ellis Blog for more details of the funeral on the 8th of January 2015.
Rik `Hammer` Ellis Blog.

I will now train and fight to fulfill my fathers dream that I will one day make it to the UFC.

Jay Dods Ellis MMA  professional record  2 - 0 - 0

Jay Dods  interest in the martial arts began as a child student of Aikido with his father Rik Ellis and  grandfather Henry Ellis Shihan - this was followed by a successful period as an amateur, and later as a semi-pro MMA  / Cage fighter.
Jay has now turned professional at  20 yrs of age.  Jay's first professional fight at UCMMA 39 was against the very experienced Ian Peters - Jay won this fight in the first round by a KO with a devastating head kick.

Jay recently won his second professional fight at the ` Fusion 14 ` event 22nd November 2014 - against the unbeaten Ramunas Dagys  - Jay won by KO in the second round.

Jay Dods at Fusion 14 - Sat - 22nd November
Photo -  Jay Dods back row second from left.

Click to see Fusion 14 Fight YouTube Video

UCMMA  39 - May 3rd - 2014
Jay Dods  vs  Ian Peters
`The Troxy ` London & SKY TV

Below - Ian Peters waiting for Jay Dods to enter the cage,

UCMMA  39 - May 3rd - 2014
Jay Dods  vs  Ian Peters
`The Troxy ` London & SKY TV

With 10 wins as an amateur - semi-pro - 19 yr old Jay won his first professional debut fight in the first round in 3 mins 45 secs with a kick to the liver followed by a devastating head kick that left his opponent Ian Peters unconscious for approx 25 mins, Ian Peters was taken to hospital by ambulance - It was good to see such a tough opponent as Ian Peter's make a full recovery.

Sunday, 16 June 2013

                                  UCMMA  34 -  The Troxy London - 1st - June - 2013

Jay Dods Ellis vs Gary Kewley - This lightweight K1
fight was the third bout on the card - Jay won the fight in the 17th second of the first round with a knock-out by head-kick. 

Comments below from  ``Your MMA-TV ``
Gary Kewley vs Jay DoddsFight Science gym product Jay ‘The Prodigy’ Dodds made short work of Gary Kewley and sent him packing with a precise left high kick 17 seconds into the bout. Dodds landed a pair of hard low kicks before pushing his foe back with a jab-cross and following with a picture perfect head kick. So far, Dodds has lived up to that burden of a nickname – it looks like he has the potential to continue.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

                                  Jay - Prodigy - Dods - Aikido / MMA



NEW  - Jay `Prodigy` Dods - Interview `Addicted to MMA` Click here - Addicted to MMA

                                     Welcome to The " Jay - Prodigy - Dods " MMA Blog

Jay Dods MMA record 9 - 1 . Began training in Aikido as a child with his father Rik Ellis UK1 MMA light heavweight champion - and his grandfather Henry Ellis 6th dan Aikikai Shihan - At the age of fifteen Jay started kickboxing - at sixteen he moved into MMA with Rik Ellis joining Sol Rajah's " Prize Fighters Team " - Jay now 18 yrs old, also trains with Nick `headhunter`Chapman where he is now a junior coach at the celebrated "Fight Science Gym" in Aldershot Hants UK.

NEW !!  Jay `prodigy` Dods Photo Slide Show

Mike Maroudas vs Jay Dods.

IFC MMA  October 6th - Jay Dods - UK - defeated - Mike Maroudas - of South Africa in the second round. - Jay Dods 6-0 un-defeated.

Jay Dods 18 yrs of age with a 7 - 0 unbeaten MMA record - invites you to train with him. Fight Science - Classes every Wednesday 6 to 7 pm .

British Light weight Semi-Pro MMA Title 

Jay `Prodigy` Dods - UK - vs - Pavel Famel - Poland

Jay won the fight and the title in 56 seconds of the first round with a devastating  knock out that had the large crowd on their feet as this young man who only turned 18 two weeks ago beat the 30 yr old Polish fighter. This was Jays 5th straight first round win as a semi-pro fighter. Jay is a student of both Aikido and MMA.

YouTube featured video site. Visit the new website for all the latest information on Jay "Prodigy" Dods. Click Here - Jay "Prodigy" Dods YouTube Site 
This new site is now constantly being updated - so please look in from time to time.
Jay is a full time assistant to Nick `headhunter`Chapman and coach at the awesome new "Fight Science Gym" Aldershot

 Visit the Rik Ellis Aikido MMA Blog >  Rik Ellis Aikido MMA Blog

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Jay - Prodigy - Dods - MMA - Fight Science Gym - Aldershot.

Click to visit the Fight Science Gym -> - Fight Science Gym - Here

Jay Prodigy Dods - Fight Science Junior Coach.

Come n join -`Junior MMA Class` the new `Awesome Fight Science Gym Aldershot`.
Classes from 6-7pm £5 a class for 8-16 year olds.
Discipline with fitness and health - contact Jay Dods on 078547181

Jay Dods Ellis - Aged 17 yrs.- MMA Record 4 - 0.. weight 143 pounds = 65 kg. Fighting out of the superb new "Fight Science Combat Gym" & "Prize Fighters" of Aldershot Hampshire UK...Jay is a student of Sports Science at Farnborough College, Hampshire. Between his College studies Jay works and trains at Nick `head-hunter` Chapmans Awesome Fight Science Gym where his father Rik Ellis is assistant coach...Jay will be fighting in July at the "UK1 MMA" Cage Event in Portsmouth on the same night that Rik Ellis fights for the UK1 MMA welter weight title.....If you are interested in joining me at the "Fight Science Gym" ? See below for information - photos and details

Sunday, 25 December 2011

Video - "MMA Prospects - Young Guns - Jay - Prodigy - Dods"

American video of up and coming MMA Prospects -  Featuring Jay Dods 4th video in at 7min - 45secs.

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Great News !! Fight Science Gym Opening.- Aldershot. Hampshire. 17th December

Fight Science Gym - Nick`headhunter`Chapman makes his dream a reality.
"Fitness Training"~"Fitness Conditioning"~"MMA/Cage"~ "All Martial Arts"..Open Day 17th December - Come along on our open day.We want to see you there.

The new " Fight Science Gym " will be open to the public on Saturday 17th of December. This gym will be the largest and the best equipped gym in the UK. Training the complete combat athlete with all that one can imagine. Large Judo mat area for all training and martial arts. Large cage for training and getting the feel of the real atmosphere of MMA - Cage Fighting.
Details on applying for membership to be added soon.
Large car park for members with a massive gym to match.

For membership information contact Nick Chapman.
Tel: 07833 512960

Maida Gym - Hospital Road -GU11 2BT

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Jay Dods - 72 seconds frirst round - MMA / Cage Fight Night October 15th

UK1 Fight Night MMA / Cage
15th October 2011 - Jay Dods Ellis vs Pavel Famel

Jay won his fourth fight last night at the ` Mountbatten Centre Portsmouth `-

Jay fought Pavel Famel a 30 year old Polish fighter - Jay quicly took his opponent to the ground and choked him out to gain another first round win.
Jay wishes to thank all those supporters that travelled to Portsmouth and to all those that sent their best wishes for what was a great night. To top this off Rik Ellis was in devastating form to win in 62 seconds of the first round against another top tough East European.
Jay proved that he is not just a excellent striker but also proved his ground game is improving...Jay fighting out of ` Prize Fighters Gym ` Farnborough - ` Fight Science Gym ` Guildford with Rik Ellis and Nick Chapman.

Click Poster to Enlarge UK1 MMA Fight Night - Mountbatten Centre Portsmouth UK October 15th 2011...
UK1 - A Grant Waterman Event Fight Night Spectacular

This is a big night for Rik Ellis and his son Jay who are on the same fight night.

Rik hammer Ellis MMA / Aikido ~ ~ ~ Jay Dods Ellis MMA / Aikido

Rik Ellis is fighting an East European fighter and Jay will be facing his biggest challenge todate
For more information: email
For instant ticket bookings phone Rik Ellis on Mobile: 07707520292

Mountbatten Centre - Alexandra Park - Portsmouth - PO2 9QA
Doors open 7pm ~ ~ First Fight 7-30pm


Jay Dods 17 yrs Aikido MMA vs Ben Alp 24 yrs MMA K1

Jay Dods ``just` 17 yrs - third straight win in 71 seconds of the first round.Professional Video - A Grant Waterman Event - July 2nd 2011 - Mountbatten Arena Portsmouth UK. Jay fighting out of " Fight Science Gym" and " Prize Fighters Gym ".

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Jay Dods interview with MMA Prospects UK - Three Generations of Martial Arts

Interview with Jay Dods - Visit ` MMA Prospects UK ` for a new interview article with Rik Ellis on his adaptation of Aikido in to his MMA..There is also an interview with Rik's father Henry Ellis on his thoughts on MMA..Click for interview ->MMA Prospects UK

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Jay Dods MMA - Cage ~ Welcome to my site.

UK1 MMA Fight Night 2nd July 2011

Fight Gyms - PrizeFighters - Fight Science - Sponsors

Click Photos to enlarge.


Jay Dods (17yrs) - knocked out Ben Alp (24yrs) in the first round of what can only be described as a spectacular fight in which his class dominated from the bell.Jay put his opponent down three times in less that a minute..
There was further success for ` Nick headhunter Chapman ` who won the UK1 MMA Light Heavyweight title - Successes for the `Prize Fighters Gym` & ` Fight Science Gym ` Fight video to be added soon.. Special thanks to Jay's sponsor Nick Chapman

My fight was at the awesome venue " The Mountbatten Centre " Portsmouth UK..Saturday 2nd-July-2011..

The fight will be on Sky TV - this was my biggest challenge to date as a sixteen year old fighter - my opponent was Ben Alp a 24 yr old soldier who has recently been fighting in Afghanistan. Ben is known to donate his fight money to "Help for Heroes" charity.

I would like to thank `Prize Fighters Gym` - ` Fight Science Gym` - for their faith and trust in me.


Left: Rik Ellis ~ Alex Reid ~ Jay Dods........Right: Nigel Whittier ~ Jay Dods ~ Rik Ellis

Jay Dods - A brief bio.
Jay Dods is just 16 yrs of age. At the age of 7 yrs he began Aikido in the junior section of the Bracknell Dojo of the "Ellis Schools of Traditional Aikido" - After several years of study Jay now 14 yrs followed the path of Rik Ellis in to MMA - Jay began his MMA training at the Frimley Budokan with Alex Reid. Another move would take him to the famous "Prize Fighters Gym" in Farnborough UK under the instuction of Sol Rajah.
As Jay progressed as a boy training on an equal basis with men such as `Nigel - pitbull - Whittier and Rik - hammer - Ellis, Jay was progressing very well - His potential was noted by one of Britains top fighters ` Nick - headhunter - Chapman`.
Nick runs the "Fight Science Gym" Guildford UK. Jay has alreday achieved what many long term fighters would wish for - ". Jay has a successful unbeaten fight record to date. Jay has fought on the same fight card as the British champion ` Tom - kong - Watson.
Jay is the son of Rik Ellis who is a recognised UK MMA / Cage fighter and a black belt in Aikido - Jays grandfather is Henry Ellis Sensei 6th dan AikiKai Hombu - International teacher of Aikido with schools in the UK and the USA - He is also a pioneer of British Aikido from its inception to the UK in the 1950s.

Fight-Science Complete Conditioning for Combat Athletes - Click Here Fight-Science


Jay Dods with Selected Students at the " Nick headhunter Chapman " Seminar.


Jay Dods vs Tyrone Trivet
Left: Dave ODonnell - Jay Dods ----------------------Sol Rajah - Jay - Nick Chapman.
Jay Dods 16 yrs - vs - Tyrone Trivet 18yrs - Fight Night Portsmouth UK Feb 2011. Jay Dods wins with a knockout in 27 seconds of the first round..Jays original opponent had to pull out a couple of weeks before the fight, Jay was offered 18 yr old Tyrone Trivet as a replacement, Jay un-phazed accepted the challenge of an older fighter.

Jay Dods 16 yrs vs Louie Morgan 16 yrs. The fight goes the distance and Jay wins by unanimous decision.


Jay Dods first public competitive fight.

Jay Dods was the clear winner of this fight - his opponent had his father as refree and it was declared as a draw...


British Aikido Origins from 1955 - Narration & Movie Slide-Show by Henry Ellis


British Aikido Board - Jack Poole Controversy Slide Show

The Betrayal of British Budo