- Nov 11, 2005
- Reaction score
- Lexington, KY
Interesting. His dad has a YouTube channel that has a number of Rik's fights on them. (Also some fights from another Ellis student). If any Aikidoka care to go through those fights and see if they can spot moments where some Aikido is used, I'd love to see them. I haven't spotted any so far, but I've only watched a couple of the fights and I'm not an Aikidoka.Now I'm not going to vouch for the Aikido of this chap because I don't do Aiki. I didn't know him personally but I know the person who trained with him in MMA. Rik certainly believed that there's room for Aikido in MMA. Sadly he died al little while back so we can't ask any questions of him. He is survived by his father and his son.
Aikido vs MMA - Blitz Martial Arts Magazine