43 Replies to “Aikido with Steven Seagal”

  1. LMFAO this guy is a joke! Even my sister could beat him.He knows absolutely NOTHING! Who believes in this bullshit? If he ever tried this in real fights he would be dead quickly

  2. This stuff just doesn't really work. I mean, everyone is just running at him, putting their hands out, and letting him throw them. There's no real intention to attack, even considering that this is practice. If it did work, I'm sure we would've seen at least one decent UFC competitor use it by now.

  3. Seagal can fight but this demonstration is ridiculous and doesn't simulate what would happen in a real street fight. Even an experienced fighter will usually be overwhelmed by more than one opponent by virtue of being outnumbered. A couple of hard nosed street guys that gang up on someone will bumrush the individual, grab him, and pull the individual to the ground to pound him out. This is simply what happens in most street fights. 

  4. Ueshiba sparred against other styles to attain his level didn't he? So why shouldn't we Aikidoists spar full contact against other effective styles like wrestling? I think that if we don't, we are only diluting our training to some shadow of what the original art was, something that is not only effective against Aikido, but also boxing, bjj and wrestling.

  5. and thats exactly the point… not saying that self development isn´t possible with other arts… Maybe the essence of aikido isn´t even possible to attain. Maybe it´s an Ism just like different politacle ideals, but maybe, just maybe it´s an ideal to strive for?

  6. No its not bullshit but its not practical not saying its useless but there are far far better or I should say more practical martial arts out there. But whatever floats your boat I guess. Bruce Lee blew the lid off that stuff years ago. You would learn a lot more practical stuff and become a much tougher, better fighter from something like boxing. We are not samurai`s we dont need that stuff. However its likely that learning aikido would make you a better person then boxing would-

  7. as have I – and so far i´m not hurt – i did get the chanse to go home after being attacked, and i thank aikido for it…
    Not saying there aren´t problems with the art, or difficulties, but to think it´s bullshit just from watching Youtube is weird to me…

    furthermore. haven´t had ONE incident in 15 years where I, or my teachers couldn´t handle – mostly guys – coming to the dojo to test us… but im guessing that doenst count???

  8. hahaha this is a great comedy skit…always love bullshit martial arts videos…If you want to learn actual self defense start with basic striking like kickboxing or Muay Thai and grappling in wrestling, BJJ, or Judo. Dont waste time on this bullshit

  9. LOL, um no. Aikido is nonsense, as demonstrated by this video. The 'attackers' were throwing themselves. Not being thrown by con man seagal. All MA are NOT effective. Wing Chun and Aikido have NEVER been shown to be effective in a real fight. I dare you to find video to prove me wrong.

  10. What does that mean sorry? How did your Sensei reassure you? As in, does aikido work on the street against a trained boxing. And does someone have to rush towards you for Aikido to work? Can't it work in a square off on the steet?

  11. I have been in dozens of fights and not once have somebody rushed me like a zombie with their arms out like that i wish they would, aikido is a poor martial art and not practical in modern times. look at how many people in the ufc use it, none why do you think that is? No joint manipulation? Wrong its just not practical. And seagal is a joke gene lebell an old man, choked him out and made him piss his pants for real. Seagal claims he taught anderson silva how to kick what a bullshitter.

  12. Aikido would be ideal in a zombie apocalypse, thats about the only time people would come at you with both there arms and hands raised and out like that. Take boxing or mt instead kids.

  13. @Novarg07 – your argument is based on pure conjecture. It was already proved which is the most effective self defence system. Gracie Jiu Jitsu proved itself over and over and over again.

  14. @acquiesce100 I don't think that even a very good BJJ fighter would stand a change against Masutatsu Oyama. And Aikido can be very effective. The only thing is that it requires a lot more training than some other martial arts.
    P.S. best for self defense is ofc. Russian Combat Sambo 🙂

  15. @acquiesce100 bjj is the best for sports fighting, there were rules even in the dojo fights. But other martial arts teach bjj but also eye gaulging,small join minipulation and bone density strengthing,your not even allowed to chop to the throat.
    And didnt sakuraba own all the gracies. but theres plenty times in ufc matches where he could have been eye gualged.

  16. Aikido has it's own appeal but stop pretending it is something more than it is. I love Aikido but I am also a realist and when you deal with a good BJJ fighter it has no use against it. It's a fact. I know its sad but that is life.

  17. @allosavros21 – Look dude – I have done Aikido since 1996 and I have done BJJ for 3 years. Stop coming out with all this crap about cages and rules. MMA is based on Gracie Jiu Jitsu and from a self defence system Gracie Jiu Jitsu is unbeatable and it was proven over and over again. Go and look at the first UFC when it was style vs style and look at Rickson Gracies fights with brawlers. It is there for everyone to see You have no idea what it is like to go up against a good BJJ fighter.

  18. @TheBigDead0ne In boxing they continue only if the fighter can stand and the doctor allows it. In boxing you stop when someone falls – in mma you keep going and they HAVE to stop it because otherwise they would die. In Aikido and boxing they don't need to stop because there is a risk of someone dying…

  19. @allosavros21 Aikido is an excellent martial art for one to use to defend against infants and the elderly. Especially if they attack you in slow motion and exactly how you want as they do in training…

  20. A lot of people are really naive. You really believe that an MMA fighter can't apply his skills on the street? That he'll refrain from headbutting and hairpulling e.t.c?

  21. Look, stop all this bull shit crap of which arts is the most effective. It was proven over and over again. Gracie Jiu Jitsu proved it's superiority. Go and watch the first UFC'S on Youtube. It's all there for you to see.

    The other arts have their uses and you can meet nice people and form a friendly sociable group.

  22. @sasat1986 I completely agree. MMA is great at what it's meant for, ring fighting. You want to handle yourself on the street? Study Krav Maga. It's hard to hold someone in an arm bar when his buddy's stomping your face…

  23. @sasat1986 I agree it should not be compared to mma, and it would be very stupid to do so. But I disagree on your opinion about mma and you as well don't know what your talking about when you mention mma. Your stuck back in the past when it was a no rule so called sport. Don't forget, wrestlers and BJJ guys were the top guys back then.

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