wow...your questions go back some years...
the LA dojo was the 3rd US dojo...and last with the original 'Tenshin Bugei Gakuen' name founded by Senei Seagal
1170 National Blvd. Suite H
Los Angeles CA. 90064
So, I understand there is no Dojo presently time of Steven Seagal in L.A.? I apologize, I still a bit bad understand fluent English speech. Am I right - Dojo of Steven Seagal in L.A. was closed since 1997 year? I.e. this Dojo (link below) is closed?
No....Seagal himself has not taught in his dojo since like 1987...he did do many seminars and even held a few at his home over the years.
His head pupil Matsouka took over running Ten Shin when Seagal started doing movies with the idea that Seagal was coming back to teach, which he never did, Matsouka even got fed up and went back to Japan for sometime by u then came back and ran it until it closed in 1997.
There are a few students of Seasal that started branch dojos that are still going.
Oh the link....
many times I/we post a link just to show where we got the information from.
Suzi Wong(she & I are from way back to the original stevenseagal.com forum before 'Exit Wounds' came out) has/had a Seagal site for awhile and I knew I could find the information you wanted faster there than me looking thru my files or magazines for the address.
the Google map link is just to show you where it was and what it looks like today.
Oh...I saw in another of your older posts about a book you thought Seagal wrote...
Seagal has never written a book on Aikido himself, but he did do many, many interviews for magazines(there are 2 martial arts legends issues that are all Seagal) and even helped out the book "Aikido A Beginner's Guide" with a interview for part of the introduction. There were a few Sensei that helped out there, perhaps that is the book you saw.
Your English communication is OK.
considering I can not communicate Russian at all...
Thanks for help, J.Lucas. Do personally you know Aikido? You had mentioned Hollywood in previous posts, you are actor, or was may be? Yes, I had confused about book. Actually I had looked for movie about S.Seagal "The Path beyond Thought", sorry for the lack of clarity. Very interesting about branch Dojo. What is the most popular in L.A branch Dojo of "Ten Shin". I like L.A. city but I had never been in USA I think I will write on E-Mail from that link above and ask a few questions. By the way, about Russian. I am from Ukraine. "Бедокур" is meaning same that some "mischief". I saw movie with S.Seagal "Marked For Death". In that movie friend of John Hatcher (S.Seagal) called him "mischief", when John Hatcher had returned in native city.
I do not know, how I can be grateful to you for information, J. Lucas. Yes, many Americans talk USA is not most the best country. I know Hollywood is area in L.A. So I think Hollywood is living area? Where in Holliwood located movie studios and filmmakers? For movie studios is need have big open space for the decorations, movie recording, etc. Where this all stuff is situated in Hollywood?
I am not totally understanding your text: "actually the Dundee Rd exit you see in the film is my exit going north out of Chicago". You starred in an episode of "Marked For Death"? It would great! I am communication with living person from S.Seagal movie! Or what you mean? Who is Dundee Rd? I watched this movie long time ago.
I am familiar with information technologies about 20 years. Thank for represented links. Ukraie is piracy country. I already looked "The Path beyond Thought" on YouTube in russians translation. But I interested about "Seagal - Master of Harmony.pdf 59.3 MB".If you have PDF and MP3 audiobook, please put out. I saw your topic on forum. But now link is no available. I looked for it in Google, but nothing found. Please update link. I saw profile on 4share. It is your profile? Very, very interesting. I will explore it.
Just say, J.Lucas. Is true S.Steven strangled the dog on the military tank? I just fell so laughed.
About world Aikido I hope I will training Aikio in Thailand, I want training and see Far East and monatery, USA. I had troubles in past, I started smoke, but now on stadium near college in my small town I do 124 pushups from ground, I run 4 circles (students of college do 3 circle on lessons ), stretching twine, shadow boxing etc. I prepare to start serious training Aikio in Kiev. I know two school of Aikido in Kiev, previously I did training there. When I will ready, I will go.
Excuse me, J.Lucas, I had deep and very long two days meditation. Very, very long and deep. I was meditating on one mantra: "Why Steven did not boil his Levis in Belly Of The Beast?"
By the way, I had one good anecdote about Hollywood.
One day husband pack his bag. His wife ask him: "Where you are going?". Husband answered: "To Santa Barbara, Dear!". And his wife ask again: "Do you have relatives in Santa Barbara?", and husband answered: "No! No! I just already know all there". In 90` years was TV series "Santa Barbara".
You J.Lucas talked me about Dundee Rd, nearly same. Very interesting "Rd" mean "Road".