May
03

On the occasion of his promotion to 7th dan: Video: Steven Seagal at 1995 All-Japan Aikido Demonstration

This video clip is from the 1995 All-Japan Aikido Demonstration and Steven performs in the center mat in deference to his celebrity status to an appreciative audience. On this visit to Japan, he was also awarded 7th dan ranking by Second Doshu Kisshomaru Ueshiba.Steven Seagal is a well-known action movie star who has showcased aikido in many of his films. Early in Steven’s movie career, there was somewhat of an “aikido boom” due to the popularity of his movies. He was instrumental in familiarizing millions of people with his dynamic aikido technique, which was often portrayed in a brutal manner in his films…

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Comments

  1. BigSeagalFan says:

    I’ve watched nearly every one of Seagal’s films! He’s the reason I started doing Aikido. Couldn’t be more right about that.

  2. Are there any other movie stars that have done Aikido?