Does Steven Seagal’s Aikido Work? • Martial Arts Journey

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  1. 2:57
    Chi sau is an exercise that helps you to develop an ability to gain a position of hands which gives you an advantage upon your attacker.
    Chi sau in real life is 2 seconds applied, for example, someone comes to attack you punching in the face, you avoid that and gain a better position to take him down and run, that's chi sau…

    Compare sparring with chi sau is having no idea about what is for each.

    In a real life situation we have an argument, then you have a prefight situation (where you can finish with aikido, wing chun, tai chi chuan etc techniques) but if the argument goes on, the starts a fight.

    You must understand that aikido, wing chun and all those styles are styles that finish a prefight avoiding a fight (which is better coz in a fight everyone gets wound even being an expert on fighting)

    Tai chi chuan, wing chun, aikido… Those are styles to prevent a fight finishing a prefighting situation (such as a punch, push, slap…)

    Muay thai, kickboxing, boxing… Those are styles for fighting..

  2. Aikido is a good for professions like law enforcement. It might not be a good style for competitive fighting but if you want to learn to subdue a suspect (average dude) without striking or causing serious injury, it is a good method.Judo would also fall in this category. Neither style focuses on strikes but throws and joint locks. I studied both judo and aikido when i was a bouncer a few decades ago. They were very effective for me against most people. I didn't want to strike people in that job because i might get myself arrested or sued. I would like to go back and take some more classes but i just dont have the time right now.

  3. What people don't realize is the form of martial art that Steven seagal claims to use in his movies is more representative of HAPikido instead of Aikido. Regular Aikido will not work in a fight. It's more of a deterrent then an offensive technique.

  4. my coach loves Aikido and has like 2 black belts in it, but he knows its shit in a real fight, only 2 or 3 moves in all of Aikido are useful.

  5. A lot of aikido moves are usefull in selfdeffence but i would never chose it as my main matial art.

  6. Does Seagal's aikido work? Why don't you ask the guys who wouldn't tell him where Richie was or why he did Bobby Lupo? Just ask those guys.

  7. I think everything is better than nothing. If a person and an art is trained correctly and tested while training (sparring) or even while a tournament it can be effective under certain circumstances in the street. After all, a fighting method is just another weapon. If you have the balls and if you know how to use a weapon properly it can make things easier for you. At least, his Aikido helped him knocking out John Leguizamo in real life. 😉

  8. My question is do you think you will win a fight with Steven Seagal everyone has an opinion on his martial arts skills if his style is so fake and ineffective how did he get to where he is now

  9. This is the first time i will comment on youtube….
    Can you understand that there is a lot of people who wants to learn a martial arts, not to learn to fight with someone … je je,aikido ,karate,judo everything is almost useless, only mma is good…maybe for you…but if we are speaking about real life, what about guns , what about knife, a lot of attackers….would you go on ground if you have 2 or attackers?
    You have your "WAY" or "DO"…. and if you want to be good , then concentrate on your fighting skills… I like aikido and judo….i also like tai-chi….i dont want to fight with someone…

  10. The stand up block choke he showed sliva wasn't even right lol.after the block the attackers arm should be on the shoulder as your applying the choke in tbe as matter as you would a rear naked.what was doing wouldn't even choke someone.must have seen it done somewhere n thought he knew how to do it

  11. It works against an opponent giving little resistance, i.e. a person who doesn't see it coming or is not paying attention..
    Aikido has application outside of uke's anticipation of falling or wrists grabbing.
    It does help a lot if you are tall and large.

  12. When I was doing non-strike sparring, I was almost always much SMALLER than my opponents, and all of the non-functional martial art moves were useless. Occasionally you could trick someone with a pro-wrestling move, but what usually worked was a combination of joint locks and high school wresting moves where you come in low and grab a leg, plus a strong defense. My main sparring partner was a pretty tall and strong guy, and we were almost equally matched because we weren't actually trying to hurt each other. Not a practical martial art display. In a real fight, our different strengths would have ended in one of us dead, and probably me losing mostly because he was taller and heavier than me.

  13. I've heard a few accounts that say Aikido DOES work, but only if you actually know how to fight before training it. Which makes sense. Since Aikido isn't competitive and training involves both the guy doing the technique and the guy getting thrown to work together, there's no way anyone could use it effectively without having solid experience in actual fights. Also, even with experience, I doubt a lot of the complex wristlock techniques and flowery takedowns where you first knock the guy off balance would work even then. The founder of Aikido had already mastered a bunch of different martial arts styles prior to starting it, and it was more of a way to explore the principles behind those styles, not an effective style for beating people up on the streets. Or something like that, I don't pretend to have more than a layman's understanding of the founding of Aikido or anything.

    That said, if a guy who knew how to fight studied Aikido and actually practiced the techniques under live fight conditions to understand how to actually pull them off in a fight, some of it probably does work pretty effectively. Problem is, nobody who trains Aikido does that, so its techniques will always be ineffective. And even then, just punching a guy in the head til he falls unconscious is way simpler and more effective than grabbing his arm, doing the lambada with him, and throwing him to the ground with his arm snapped in seven places. I sure as hell wouldn't try to use it even if I knew martial arts.

  14. If you train any martial art in aggressive mode it will Work in any situation and you failed because your teacher is bad

  15. George foreman challenged him to a fight saying that i will only box you fight whatever way you want he cowardly did not answer

  16. Plus all the great Marshall artists all challenged him and he is in hiding he claimed he could beat bruce lee

  17. First of all, anyone who thinks Steven Seagal can't put a serious hurting on them is nuts. 1) The technigues he uses in his films do serious damage, but they are not legal in MMA. If he breaks a guys windpipe, I guarantee he wins the fight. MMA is a SPORT – with rules. The techniques Seagal uses in his movies can be lethal. You don't want to be the jiu jitsu guy that wants to find out how tough Seagal really is.

  18. Why don't you join a martial art class an tell me wot it feels like after a couple of lesson.. instead of listening to wot other people say, thats if you can handle pain …..

  19. AIKIDO BECAME POPULAR BECAUSE OF STEVEN SEAGAL.
    JAPAN, USA, PHILIPPINES, VIETNAM, GUAM, SINGAPORE, MALAYSIA, INDONESIA, CHINA, TAIWAN, ENGLAND, AUSTRALIA, EUROPE AND NOW IN RUSSIA. ALL OVER THE WORLD NOW. WOW.
    I LOVE AIKIDO. ???

  20. I don't know much about aikido, but I get the impression that it is very effective when used by the sensei against his own students in the dojo.

  21. I agree with a lot of what you say in regards to your critique of Aikido and your reference to combat sports such as BJJ, boxing, Muay Thai, Boxing, and wrestling is valid in that these require training against resistance. With that said we still need to keep in mind that these are sports. I have little doubt that high caliber MMA folks and serious boxers/wrestlers can handle themselves in one on one 'duals' against unarmed individuals. However. how do they hold up against a blade or blunt force object wielding individual who is intent with bad intentions and knows somewhat what they are doing? Thai clinches and ground grappling I think are very risky in these circumstances. Don't get me wrong, I say this as someone who trains 3 to 4 times a week at a boxing gym. Also, do you have something personal against Segal? The internet is replete with critiques of him already. Maybe his politics and relationship with Putin bothers you? At any rate what is your opinion of the following video? Would the sport fighters you recommend benefit from this type of training. I think they would.

    https://youtu.be/d4KgHj9JPYU

  22. ANOTHER…'Hate Seagal" video…Notice that Hollywood is NOW on a Hate Seagal binge…? LOL.. Segal ..is the ONLY ACTOR.who can really fight…Norris is too old..The rest?…Play acting.

  23. The narrator..has used '…demonstration'..video of Seagal..instead of fighting video.. He did that to FOOL…YOU!.. not to be truthful…

  24. Being such a big person, he can afford to be messy and just rely on his mass and muscular strength as opposed to sensitivity of balance, opponent commitment and change of direction. So if a small person tried his stuff…he would die.

  25. None of them work! They are arts. Not to be used for street violence. Scenarios never work in real life so violence and intent are the only tools needed.

  26. I WILL SHOOT YOU WITH GLOCK 45 AUTO (SPEER GOLD DOT JACKETED HOLLOW POINT) THEN FUCKING AIKIDO YOU.
    ???

  27. SHOOT HIM FIRST (GLOCK 45 AUTO, SPPER GOLD DOT JACKETED HOLLOW POINT) THEN FUCKING AIKIDO HIM.
    NO NEED TO SWEAT. ???

  28. I AM 55 YEARS OLD. I'M NOT GONNA WRESTLE A PERSON THAT IS HALF OF MY AGE .
    I WILL JUST FUCKING SHOOT YOU WITH MY DESERT EAGLE 44 MAGNUM (JACKETED HOLLOW POINT) THEN FUCKING AIKIDO YOU.
    ???

  29. LOOK AT SEAGAL'S EYES.
    HE HAVEC KILLER EYES.
    SEAGAL WILL FUCKING KILL YOU MOTHER FUCKER YOU BASTARD!
    ???

  30. YOU GUYS ARE FUCKING IGNORANT ABOUT AIKIDO.
    AIKIDO CAN KILL, IF YOU WANT BUT AIKIDO IS LOVE AND HARMONY. ???

  31. 26 YEARS 2ND DEGREE BLACKBELT AIKIDO (HARDCORE)
    I KICK, PUNCH, SUCKER PUNCH, JAB, UPPER CUT, ROUND HOUSE KICK, AX KICK, SPINNING KICK, BACK KICK, FRON HIGH KICK, FRONT LOWER KICK. I LOVE TO KICK AND PUNCH BUT I LOVE AIKIDO.
    WHEN I FIGHT OUTSIDE, THERE IS NO FUCKING RULES. JUNGLE RULES, KILL YOUR FUCKING ENEMY BEFORE HE KILL YOU.
    INSIDE THE DOJO, THERE IS RULES. DON'T KILL YOUR PARTNER.
    ALL MARTIAL ARTS AND TOURNAMENTS ARE FAKE INSIDE THE DOJO BECAUSE YOU CANNOT KILL YOUR PARTNER OR SPARRING PARTNER. ???

  32. Nobody not in the federation of Steven Seagull (in the US) considers his Aikido effective. He actually does not even do Aikido. In my federation he hardly wold pass a first dan examination, and most likely not in Japan either. He is an ACTOR not an Aikidoka. He got his gradings for promoting Aikido not because he is good at it. Unfortunately many of his students think he is/was good at it and promote his bullshido.

    And you, Rokkas: unfortunately have no clue about Aikido either. Does not really help to mostly practice from a book and having no teacher 😛

  33. Well, just to give you a few hints. Catching a hand in air is not impossible. Because: you don't aim for the hand but for the elbow or the shoulder.
    Secondly a full committed strike, you don't pull back. You can't.
    Thirdly: you make a movie about striking and pulling back and don't see that the attacker is actually either pulling back or trying to do so: fail.
    Then we see you again doing Aikido and you do it all wrong … you step back and because your Uke know s you want to do Ikkyo he keeps his hand stretched out … wow. And now you claim that never happens in real life. Out of context argument.

  34. Seeing as how you have Aikido experience, I defer to your opinion but from my analysis of different martial arts over the years, it seems to me that, although Aikido as a self defense system may be lacking in a real world fight, there seems to be some techniques that would be a welcome addition to a more well rounded fighting style. Do you think? ?

  35. Steven segall used Hapido in his strikes. I found Steven demo lacking and boring and his teaching useless when I met him when I took Aikido. He really was just one dimensional.

  36. Bloody hell, Rokas!! You will be the judge of whether Seagal Sensei's Aikido is effective or not?? Have you ever watched your own videos?? Do you actually think that Aikido is ineffective? Do you actually believe that what you are doing in those videos is Aikido? You are one of the most incompetent Aikidoists I've ever seen… No technique, no principles whatsoever!! You say you have studied that for more than a decade? well, let me tell you something, I already have more than twice your experience in Aikido and still counting and I can tell you one thing… You don't have a clue what Aikido is and not only that but you also used to have your own dojo! Seriously now??? The only reason that you failed so miserably every time you tried to test your Aikido is simply because you have no skills whatsoever, you never learned Aikido and that's a stone cold fact, perfectly obvious in your videos!!

  37. People can say what they like about aikido But the fact is no one can overcome any asalent when being attacked if you STOP in the middle of your moves. I don't care what you study if you stop your practice you will get hurt in a real fight . would you stop running if you were in a track race ? No
    You wouldn't so why stop in the middle of a fight. Why would someone believe that when you practice any form of martial arts
    That it has to be as real as real can get that's good to have but at the end of the day what are we talking about here. We are talking about
    Doing things correctly makeing sure that our students know how to do the moves and motions and footwork that is applied in the technique were teaching them and makeing sure there safe and last but not least that they fully understand that what I teach you here is for you to practice but its up to YOU to make the effort to do it right because if your practice is wrong and I try to correct you and when you get home and to practice with a friend and your still not doing the moves right and not following through your motion and practicing your stances or footwork then one day someone mugs you and you come in the dojo.
    Situ. What happened to you
    Studend: got mugged.
    Sifu. Did you not have the chace to defend yourself.
    Student. Yes but when I went to use the move. And I knew what to do I but I got countered in the move. Then I was on the ground and he beat me and took my money.
    Sifu. Why did you get defeated.
    Student. Because the art doesn't work.
    Sifu. Wrong you lost cause of you.
    You did not practice the right way like I told you to do giving the assalter time to counter your move
    Because you stopped in the middle of your motion it seems as I've told before not to do that because when you don't practice the whole move then when you use it it fails cause your no longer in motion . the whole point of the practice is to get you to be aware of what your doing to where it comes natural to you so that when you are attacked like just now you can be assured that you will be calm and ready with confidence to follow through with your defence.

  38. Can't it just be for fun? Moreover, fight sports need real fighting training no matter what – go Box, MMA BJJ, or MT. Its important to remember Taekwondo spinning kicks used to be laughed at in UFC and Judo techniques were also regarded as a sport, not a functional martial art – now things are different. So if Aikidoka trained with constant live resistance maybe – maybe, a functional combat "Aikido" could emerge but it wouldn't really be traditional-Aikido then either per its precepts.

  39. If you’re living in Japan studying martial arts obviously aikido there’s hop keto they use those moves and hop keto that clothesline move they use that in hop keto hop keto is a very dangerous martial art

  40. If he was so good why didn't he fight JCVD at Stalone's house? Word was that he sit his pants. And one time litteraly shit his pants after a choke on a movie set by a pro Judoka. Well anyway Aikido is mostly just watered down Jujutsu grappling.

  41. Yeah…I had a few street fights too. Funny enough the assailants all ran at me with flailing out stretched arms. Off course, as good as I am, I read their intention, grabbed their wrist and did the classic "windmill" circular motion. They all did beautifully executed summer salts and lay down motionless. Fuck I am good and weigh 600 pounds….

  42. Steven Segal is a bad example of aikido specifically yoshinkan aikido (hard style). there's a way to practice that's what you are judging. just because you earn a black belt only means you are ready to start actually learning how aikido works. 99% of this video contains fake aikido (aikikai soft style).

  43. Comment section full of Xanax addicted martial art experts, EXPLODING IN VERBAL ?, because of someone mentioning Seagal. Lol.

  44. Since you have a decade long experience in aikedo also practised MMA and jui jutsu, u r the legit person to comment on effectiveness of aikedo, real fights are much like MMA fight, therefore MMA is definitely effective in real fights rest all martial arts look fancy, I practice boxing, even though it is some what effective but most of the times u end up grappling then it sucks

  45. Heeey asshole.he is a fat fake.
    Always dressing like a fucking
    Old lady .i wiil kick his fat ass
    Realy easy..inclu ur ass .steve fat
    Lover!!!!.?????

  46. Well never know the answer because Steven has only ran his mouth but never proved anything and is now too old to do so.

  47. If you want to learn to fight take up boxing. Not this gay shit. It'll get you killed on the street. And they wear female dresses? LMFAO.

  48. It seems like you do not know anything aboutMartail Arts.Steven has several more moves than you or anybody will ever know.

  49. In a police setting where you have to use arrest control techniques, Aikido principles applies and works on passive resistence and people without fighting skills. Ground and pound is against department policy….

  50. Really ignorant about the man. Seagal trained in detroit and traveled to Japan. After gaining mastsr he opened his own school in a bad part of town. He constantly had gang members wanting to challenge the "round eye" his skills are legit. Those challengers were left unconscious on the front steps. Just to get the 5th degree master level requires the ability to stand multiple attacks..you are like a frog living in a well thinking you know by that small circle of sky that you know the whole universe. Sad really sad.

  51. Aikido has good throws and good foot work, movement, deflection etc. As with any martial art, it must be supplemented with other martial arts in areas where it's lacking. I think it's an excellent style actually.

  52. It looks like WWE. the guy just puts his arm out and then does a flip. Oh, yeah…Seagal really flipped his opponent with barely any movement

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