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Joseph Madden
06-30-2007, 08:12 PM
Anybody notice the Shiho Nage performed by Bond during the opening credit sequence.:cool:

Roman Kremianski
06-30-2007, 09:06 PM
The intro silhouettes were doing some pretty sweet aiki moves from what I remember!

Paul Sanderson-Cimino
06-30-2007, 10:54 PM
I do remember that shihonage...a former aikidoist friend and I shared a grin.

miratim
07-01-2007, 07:22 PM
Here it is: Casino Royale Opening Credits (http://youtube.com/watch?v=EARzyTRZbao), about 1:02 into the video.

ross_l
07-02-2007, 08:47 AM
Look closely. That is Kotegaeshi.

MikeE
07-03-2007, 08:01 AM
Or shihogatame

robert weatherall
07-03-2007, 08:48 AM
I love seeing Aikido techniques in films. My initial response is to always say to the person I'm with "I can do that".
However the opportunity to do this is usually limited to Steven Seagal films and there are few people who will watch them with me.
Let's expand this.
Can you name other films where Aikido features in fight scenes?

Michael Hackett
07-03-2007, 10:05 AM
"Second Hand Lions" had a scene in which Robert Duvall used a kotogaeshi and demonstrated some fine body movement, maybe aikido and maybe tango.

ross_l
07-03-2007, 11:54 AM
"Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby"

Don't ask why I was watching this. In the middle of the movie Sacha Baron Cohen's character does a really nice Yokemen-uchi Ikkajo-osae complete with atemi! It's about 2:20 into this clip:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=2hiFfn0VzrE

If you can stomach it, watch the clip until near the end and notice how he holds the pool cue, very much like a jo.

KIT
07-03-2007, 02:09 PM
I just finished Ian Fleming's book. Cool paragraph regarding two of the villians Bond faces on p. 135:

"Bond again felt puny and impotent. Nobody but an expert in ju-jitsu could have handled him with the Corsican's economy and lack of fuss. The cold precision with which the thin man had paid him back in his own coin had been equally unhurried, even artistic."

Joseph Madden
07-03-2007, 02:27 PM
Actually, the number of films that utilize traditional aikido (barring the films of Seagal sensei) are few and far between. You can check out "The Mechanic" with Charles Bronson, there is an episode of "ST-The Next Generation" in which security chief Tasha Yar uses the holodeck for a session of aikido.Many films have used variations of jujutsu or daito ryu. Too many to name actually.

CitoMaramba
07-03-2007, 02:52 PM
How about "Rising Sun" with Sean Connery and Wesley Snipes?

There's also a nice line-up of karateka as "yakuza muscle" near the end (e.g. Tak Kubota, Fumio Demura, Tadashi Yamashita, et al)...

Erick Mead
07-03-2007, 05:05 PM
"Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby"

Don't ask why I was watching this. In the middle of the movie Sacha Baron Cohen's character does a really nice Yokemen-uchi Ikkajo-osae complete with atemi! It's about 2:20 into this clip:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=2hiFfn0VzrE

Mais non, mon brave!

Il ne fait aucun l'aikido, ni jiu-jitsu. Il evidement doit faire Le Savate, comme d'habitude pour un francais. :D

-- quoiqu'il soit Le Savate couvert en sauce fromage fetide et graisseuse.

Edward
07-03-2007, 11:48 PM
Just saw last night the previews for the latest Bourne sequel, can't remember the exact name. He did some wild aikido stuff as well.

wayneth
07-04-2007, 11:32 AM
There are aikido or jujutsu techniques in the early episodes of Doctor Who, especially with the third doctor (Jon Pertwee).

Wayne

jennifer paige smith
07-04-2007, 11:42 AM
There are also aikido techniques in the Batman cartoon series put out by Warner Bros. in the 1990's. One in which Bruce Wayne enters into an aikido dojo, complete with a kamiza shot of O'Sensei, and takes on 'the master' and then humbly expresses his lack of understanding and reveals his dark inner demons. All in a days dojo.

CitoMaramba
07-04-2007, 12:58 PM
There are aikido or jujutsu techniques in the early episodes of Doctor Who, especially with the third doctor (Jon Pertwee).

Wayne

I believe they even referred to it as "Venusian Aikido" on the show (cf. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Third_Doctor)

It was great training with you last Saturday, Wayne!

Cheers,

Cito

CitoMaramba
07-04-2007, 03:29 PM
Here's Bruce Wayne and his sensei (Yoru) from "Batman: The Animated Series". The sensei looks strangely familiar :)
http://anbat.toonzone.net/essays/_assets/sa-dots-2.jpg

Lonin
07-13-2008, 08:46 PM
Theres more aikido in the incredible hulk when he was David Banner. the yoshinkan stance was unmistakeable.

dps
07-13-2008, 10:30 PM
Sulu in "Star Trek The Search for Spock"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRe_1sJQLhM&eurl=http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=star+trek+the+search+for+spock&hl=en&sitesearch=

Tasha Yar in "Star Trek TNG"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29QP4X9_DYE

shadowedge
07-13-2008, 11:32 PM
In an episode of Charmed (One of the older seasons)

Cole and Phoebe were doing a combat workout in the basement. Cole executed a perfect Kote Gaeshi on Alyssa Milano.

Uhmmmm I don't watch Charmed.. I swear! My X made me do it... :)

ramenboy
07-15-2008, 11:21 AM
this goes back to the early 90s....

does anyone remember the movie 'the guyver?' mark hamill had a tiny part in it. its about a guy who finds this backpack thing that turns his body into a bio-armor super hero. all the fight scenes are aikido based. there's even a scene in the beginning where he goes to his aikido class and gets beaten up...

and then there's an episode of one of lorenzo lamas' tv series. can't remember the one where he goes to his old aikido teacher for advice in catching some killer, blah blah blah...

Keith Larman
07-15-2008, 12:16 PM
and then there's an episode of one of lorenzo lamas' tv series. can't remember the one where he goes to his old aikido teacher for advice in catching some killer, blah blah blah...

It must have been about a decade ago, but Lorenzo Lamas sat in on a classe at HQ dojo. I don't recall where or who he'd been training with to get where he was, but if memory serves he was ranked as a yudansha and moved very well. So it wasn't all just movie magic... Just fwiw.

Misogi-no-Gyo
07-15-2008, 12:49 PM
this goes back to the early 90s....

does anyone remember the movie 'the guyver?' mark hamill had a tiny part in it. its about a guy who finds this backpack thing that turns his body into a bio-armor super hero. all the fight scenes are aikido based. there's even a scene in the beginning where he goes to his aikido class and gets beaten up...

and then there's an episode of one of lorenzo lamas' tv series. can't remember the one where he goes to his old aikido teacher for advice in catching some killer, blah blah blah...

Interestingly, the director of The Guyver, Screaming Mad George, was a sometime student at Tenshin Dojo. Some of the fight scenes involved highly stylized aikido waza. Matsuoka Sensei, Chief Instructor of Tenshin Dojo at the time was the one in the Guyver costume, while some of the other characters attacking him and then taking ukemi were played by other students from the dojo.

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ramenboy
07-15-2008, 01:03 PM
keith, that's interesting. can't remember what the choreography was like, but i remember the scene where he visits his old teacher, who i think was played by ryo ishibashi.

shaun, i remember watching the movie and thinking the tai sabaki is really good, but looks funny in an alien suit :p

oh and jimmy JJ walker was in that too! oh man its all coming back to me. my head hurts... too much ukemi...

Dunken Francis
07-15-2008, 04:02 PM
There are also aikido techniques in the Batman cartoon series put out by Warner Bros. in the 1990's. One in which Bruce Wayne enters into an aikido dojo, complete with a kamiza shot of O'Sensei, and takes on 'the master' and then humbly expresses his lack of understanding and reveals his dark inner demons. All in a days dojo.

HA!! just bought a copy on DVD from ebay!!

shadowedge
07-18-2008, 03:57 AM
Interestingly, the director of The Guyver, Screaming Mad George, was a sometime student at Tenshin Dojo. Some of the fight scenes involved highly stylized aikido waza. Matsuoka Sensei, Chief Instructor of Tenshin Dojo at the time was the one in the Guyver costume, while some of the other characters attacking him and then taking ukemi were played by other students from the dojo.

.

No kidding? I loved that movie!
But I was too young to remember anything about it clearly.

Anyway i just remembered... In Batman begins, there was this scene where Christian Bale and Liam Neeson were training on the Ice with katanas. I recall Liam dropping him down and holding him with a Kote Gaeshi.... i think... :freaky:

shadowedge
07-18-2008, 04:27 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWr2J8jNWuI&feature=related

Here it is... thank God for you tube! :)