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    You don't read too good do you.
    "To sin by silence when one should protest makes cowards out of men".

    ~Ella Wheeler

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    Nahh, I got you...
    I just like the idea that he would be the reason and after all this years you find it out, by chance, and feel insulted and dishonored with no other way out then to go and challenge him to a magic pants dance battle royal.
    One can always hope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock Ape View Post
    Yes and yes. Its in my collection.

    There's a cracking tantodori shomenuchi shihonage where Scott Glenn disarms one of the Japanese guards within a building and stabs him with his own knife.

    Fight scenes accredited to "Steve Seagal"

    The sword-play is pretty damn authentic with some Tenshin-shoden Katori Shinto Ryu.

    Pretty cool film in most respects
    I fucking love shiho nage.

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    Just for you:

    Full film :



    1:37:59 for the shihonage
    "To sin by silence when one should protest makes cowards out of men".

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    on the lamest guy ever:

    Mad TV - Steven Seagal - Kung Fu


    I liked it.

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    Meh, Van Damn made better films. Anyway he seems to be also adding diplomat to the Russians on his resume.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock Ape View Post
    I see what you did there.

    He was already a student of aikido (Shodan if my memory is correct) when he travelled to Japan. He met and married the daughter of an Aikido Dojo owner and, again if my memory is correct, was rapidly promoted to middle senior yudansha (reasons unknown to me)
    What I have read:
    He came to Japan as a shodan and was promoted to nidan there. He married the daughter of a dojo owner and eventually became head instructor of the dojo. He was then promoted to 5th dan in accordance with his position as the head of the dojo. This might sound fishy, but the truth is that strict standards for high dan ranks is a relatively new thing in aikido. Ueshiba himself threw dan ranks around like they were hot potatoes.

    My impression of Seagal, if anyone cares about my opinion, is that he is a legit master of aikido (albeit one who is out-of-shape and 25 years past his best work), but also an insufferable douche.

    Quote Originally Posted by DerAuslander View Post
    I fucking love shiho nage.
    I hate shihonage. It is probably my worst technique.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Galope View Post
    Meh, Van Damn made better films.

    Dance off?



    vs


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    I think Seagal might actually have this one. He gets bonus points for doing the lezginka, instead of just clapping his hands.

    Of course he kind of looks like someone taped a hamburger to his back and he's trying to get it, but he still gets bonus points for difficulty.

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    I'm an Aikido, though not a good one. What most people don't understand is that Aikido is NOT a dueling art, it's not for two guys facing off against each other. It's a melee art, like during a big soccer fight, when people are running around throwing crazy haymakers. If you try and duel in that context, you'll go to ground and get kicked. You need to know how to throw people away and keep a clear space. That's what Aikido does. It's a different art, for a different purpose. It's not MMA
    I just found this quote on Youtube and needed someplace to put it.

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