Steven Seagal teaches vicious clothesline technique to group of … small children?

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Steven Seagal is a well-known actor and martial artist best known for his roles in action films such as Under Siege, Hard to Kill, and Out for Justice.

Though Seagal holds black belts in several different martial arts, he is best known for his use of Aikido, for which Seagal possesses a very distinct style, which you can see in many of his films.

You can see a glimpse of his more aggressive style of Aikido in this YouTube video from a demonstration of his and it is pretty impressive, especially considering his age. Though it is hard to say if this move – which is a defense against a basic punching combination, would work against a skilled opponent. It sure does look cool however and looks like a move you’d see in one of his action movies.

According to Seagal “The most important thing is to enter” or in this case, close the distance to get close to your opponent. His attacker throws a basic one, two (jab then right hand) punch combination which is a pretty common attack. Seagal responds with a couple of quick movements and is able to parry both punches and before you know it he has a hold of the guy.

Sensei Seagal then demonstrates an impressive clothesline technique that can be used to finish and send his attacker to the ground quite forcefully.

ABOUT STEVEN SEAGAL:

‘A master of several Japanese martial arts, Steven Seagal is a popular action movie hero whose films combine spiritual concepts and social/environmental consciousness with high-voltage violence. Born in Lansing, MI, on April 10, 1951, Seagal traveled to Japan at the age of 17. There, he taught English, studied Zen, and perfected his martial arts, earning black belts in Aikido, karate, judo, and kendo. Afterward, he became the first Westerner to open a martial arts school in Japan.’ [Source: Rottentomatoes.com]