5 things you didn’t know about Sensei Steven Seagal

5 things you probably didn’t know about Steven Seagal

Steven Seagal is a complicated guy. There is a lot of negative press about him out there, especially as of late and particularly in the MMA realm.

He rubbed many people the wrong way when he took credit for Anderson’s epic front kick KO over Vitor Belfort which really is a pretty basic technique in martial arts and his art of expertise, Aikido, doesn’t really specialize in kicking techniques.

Like many of our on-screen heroes, off-screen, they are far from perfect and Steven Seagal is certainly a very flawed man with an ego just as big as his belly.

Nevertheless, his films definitely helped to popularize the martial arts and inspire many of us to take up martial arts training and begin our own martial arts journey.

Here are some things about him you may not know.

5) He beat up John Leguizamo

Seagal is well-known for being a tough guy on movie sets and this instance on the set of Executive Decision (1996) was no different. Seagal got physical when Leguizamo broke out laughing at him which Leguizamo explains in the below clip.

Leguizamo also shares some harsh words for Seagal in this clip which may very well be warranted.

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