A humble bow to Steven! Martial Arts combine so many aspects of learning - not just the physical movements. A very respected instructor once told me that one only begins to learn after achieving 1st Dan. I am reminded of the words (paraphrased) "I learn to fight so I don't have to fight" ... "it's easy to hurt someone ... it is more important to learn how to heal [someone]" ...
Congrats Sir! and thanks Craig! we should be proud!
Congratulation Steven Seagal, you deserved it. You're a master in Aikido but you're also someone very important ont his planet as all the persons who intend to protect the natuer, the environnement and the weacker.
You edserved it because of your strenght but also and especially because of your philosophy of life. Practicing martial art is not just to fight it's also to learn to have the balance and to live in harmony with the world which surround us. A lot of people should take your exemple. Maybe with this award, some of them will open their eyes and follow your example.
Thanx for what you have done in your life and for the exemple you give me.
No, it does not appear as if Steven made it this year. I checked their web site and looked over the events of the ceremony and there was no mention of him at all. "Of the many designated to be honored include Hidy Ochiai, Stephen Hayes, Doc Fai Wong, Gerald Okamura, Arnold Urquidez, Byong Yu, Billy Blanks, Sho Kosugi and more (guests may vary due to commitments)."
I did notice that on every page somewhere they're asking for donations.
Over two dozen Martial Arts Hall of Famers simultaneously cut the ribbon on the opening of the first Martial Arts History Museum in America. This black-tie affair took place at the Woodland Hills Hilton with over 300 people in attendance.
From everything I read, from a variety of different web sites, it does not appear as if he was inducted this year--perhaps because he did not contact them? His name was not mentioned anywhere at any of those sites that reported on the event.