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  • #33588
    seraphs-coal
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    In this months “Blitz” mag they do an article with Steven Segal, this is in the Australian one that I have so I am not sure if its published in the international Blitz mags sold in other countries or not, I suspect it would be though. Anyway here is one of the questions he was asked and the answer provided, the whole article is good and well worth a look if you can find it!

    Blitz – “After Anderson knocked out Victor Belfort, he said the front kick he used to win the fight was taught to him by you. This really reintroduced you to MMA fans. However, there were also a lot of people questioning the validity of that. They wondered how an Aikido Instructor could teach a Muay Thai guy a front”?

    Segal – Anyone who says that does not know anything about my life. First of all, I started out in karate many years before I started doing aikido. I’ve been around the world studying from kung fu masters, Muay Thai masters, tai chi masters… I’ve been doing Mixed Martial Arts for 40 years! So whoever says that really doesn’t know anything about me.

    #86267
    seraphs-coal
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    Re: Steven Segal interview

    Here is the link to the actual front kick incident mentioned – http://vimeo.com/22345665

    #86269
    resqr1
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    Re: Steven Segal interview

    Segal is an ass!!!!

    #86299
    lions2011
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    Re: Steven Segal interview

    I highly doubt that Segal knows anything outside Akido!!

    Certaintly not Muay thai and nothing about MMA

    #86347
    wds2
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    Re: Steven Segal interview

    I don’t see how it’s so odd he did teach Silva that kick. I’m sure Silva knew it beforehand, but there’s no reason to think he couldn’t teach Silva nuances of it.

    Especially since Silva verified that.

    #86348
    cjs-dad
    Keymaster

    Re: Steven Segal interview

    quote wds2:

    I don’t see how it’s so odd he did teach Silva that kick. I’m sure Silva knew it beforehand, but there’s no reason to think he couldn’t teach Silva nuances of it.

    Especially since Silva verified that.

    I don’t think it’s BS either, its a VERY basic thing. So when they were training he said “make sure and use the front kick” well – duh anyone who’s been around any MA long enough has a lil common knowladge of the basics.

    #86350

    Re: Steven Segal interview

    Well Steven Segal has been studying various martial arts for 40+ years now from the very best instructors. I would love to have that kind of training as I am a ” training junkie “.

    Stop complaining & hit the gym and start learning. :woohoo:

    #86351
    catapult
    Member

    Re: Steven Segal interview

    Looks like legit training to me…. Silva wouldn’t waste his time with someone he didn’t think could help him.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEEd8jVfycg

    #86356
    don
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    quote lions2011:

    I highly doubt that Segal knows anything outside Akido!!

    Certaintly not Muay thai and nothing about MMA

    What makes you so sure?

    #86376
    kmky
    Member

    Re: Steven Segal interview

    He is a 7th Dan Black Belt in Aikido. He and others have said that he has black belts in ****o-ryu karate, judo, and kendo. He has trained with Dan Inosanto and the Machado brothers also from what I have read.

    #86760
    michaelmall
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    Re: Steven Segal interview

    I was taught the front kick from a Tae Kwon do instructor, doubt he learned it from Segal…I remember in the 80’s that they used a front kick in PKA along with other kicks that are not used now..

    #87275
    roxan
    Member

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    quote lions2011:

    I highly doubt that Segal knows anything outside Akido!!

    Certaintly not Muay thai and nothing about MMA

    Well i dont think so that he knows.

    #87292
    unstpabl1
    Member

    Re: Steven Segal interview

    On set stories about him are usually negative. Judo Gene told us the choke out story at Valley Martial Arts a couple years back. Funny stuff. He had an Aikido school near me years ago and I knew a couple of his guys. they swore be his reality based training and they were tough guys. There is a vid of him testing students for BB on YT and it looks pretty hardcore. Even more so compared to what you see in most Aikido schools.

    #87370
    libra66
    Member

    Re: Steven Segal interview

    So would his missus, he’d only object if it was north of the border. If it was daan sarf then it’d be a traditional thing like setting fire to your gran’s whiskers at christmas or norbetting the book maker oop north.

    #87373
    unstpabl1
    Member

    Re: Steven Segal interview

    quote CJs Dad:

    I don’t think it’s BS either, its a VERY basic thing. So when they were training he said “make sure and use the front kick” well – duh anyone who’s been around any MA long enough has a lil common knowladge of the basics.

    Sean, thinking that Anderson was Muay Thai and push kicking and Seagal looked at it and said why not front kick. Silva did and all of a sudden you started seeing or notice more front kicks and guys getting caught because they were thinking push kick.

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