half past dead was the movie your thinking off anyway can't wait for maximum conviction should be a good movie and i feel seagal is producing better quality movies while getting back to his aikido roots
tneshinaikidoka is correct just because it looks like something else doesn't mean it is and since he is affiliated with tenshin aikido and seagal he would no better than anyone if seagal had studied any other arts
i was just wondering what sort of deflecting and striking aikido has in it. i see seagal using a lot of open hand blocking and a lot of palm striking in his latest film born to raise helland was wondering if this is aikido style blocking and striking or one of his other martial arts?
i can honestly say this is seagals best film in a long time.the fight scenes were longer than usual and amazing with plenty of aikido. the storyline was good too. overall this was a great film and its nice to see steven doing his own fight scenes
it's strange how he said in a dangerous man there was a lot of karate because most of the stuff seagal did looked like aikido and wing chun although he is a black belt in ****o ryu karate so i could be wrong
you have to remember these MMA guys have tremendous conditioning and train several times a day. plus seagal wouldn't be allowed to use any joint locks there not allowed. In a ring with rules seagal i dont think could win however in the street fight to the death anything goes then seagal will win...
well you know a lot of people say steven gets his excellent blocking skills from wing chun but don't know if he studied it.if you look at the foreigner where he fights the boxer guy in the hat you see him blocking a number of strikes and he is using silk reeling moving in circles and deflecting...
steven has studied aikido obviously,karate do,judo,kendo,kenjutsu,kali (weapon and empty hand forms) hes also studied a few chinese systems which are evident in some of his later movies although no one knows what chinese systems but probably wing chun,tai chi and the soft internal arts