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Jon Shickel
08-12-2008, 02:13 PM
Has anybody been watching "Burn Notice" on TV? I've noticed some episodes have some Aikido - Like action by the main character ( the "burnt" spy ).

No point really, just curious :)

templemed
08-12-2008, 02:26 PM
what channel is it on i would like to watch it.

Jeremy Hulley
08-12-2008, 02:36 PM
USA...
There really is a bunch of Aikido in the show including some really great/cheesy highfalls in the first season. There is also some judo in the first season..

bkedelen
08-12-2008, 04:57 PM
It is a fun show. The martial arts are not bad.

aikidoc
08-12-2008, 06:56 PM
Seen him do kotegaeshi a few times.

SeiserL
08-12-2008, 08:09 PM
Love it.

Hebrew Hammer
08-12-2008, 08:10 PM
A fun, well written show, plus it stars the Legend, Bruce Campbell. Its a good compliment to USA networks Monk series...

Neal Earhart
08-13-2008, 09:34 AM
Jeffery Donovan practiced at the NY Aikikai back in 1993-94, for a role in a movie called "Inside Out" by director Stephane Zerbib. I don't know if the movie was ever released.

http://www.hollywood.com/movie/Inside_Out/181090

A bunch of the NY Aikikai students were used as the "Aikido extras"... myself included...

Donovan Waite Shihan was the Aikido instructor in the movie.

Adam Huss
07-16-2009, 10:24 PM
According to interviews with Jeffery Donovan he has studied aikido for six/seven years, has a blackbelt in Shotokan karate, and began studying BJJ after Burn Notice's first season. I think he was doing SAMBO on an episode as well, but he didn't mention it in the interview. Burn Notice is a really fun show to watch...

Ari Gower
07-16-2009, 10:37 PM
I like this show too, and I liked it even more when I started seeing the aikido. :) I had no idea that he studied Aikikai specifically, though. Cool.

ninjaqutie
07-16-2009, 11:27 PM
My husband likes to watch the show. It isn't that bad. :O)

Mark Peckett
07-17-2009, 03:45 AM
I like it too, and my wife doesn't. Looks like a guy thing!

Robert Calton
07-17-2009, 07:12 AM
...it stars the Legend, Bruce Campbell. Its a good compliment to USA networks Monk series...

Bruce Campbell - enough said. :D It also stars another fellow who looks -dead on- like DJ Tiesto. I'm half expecting him to walk into an old abandoned warehouse one episode and bring the beats. As far as USA shows go, I like Psych, but Burn Notice is enjoyably watchable.

Bob Blackburn
07-17-2009, 07:46 AM
I like the show. Good action, funny lines, and the fight scenes don't hurt either.

Budd
07-17-2009, 09:13 AM
This is a really fun show on all counts . . it has a retro vibe in terms of the writing (hearkening back to some of the 80s adventure series), with enough modern sensibilities and humor, plus BRUCE CAMPBELL, wooo!!!

For my money, it's like they mixed elements from Magnum PI with the Equalizer and set it in Miami . . love it. And my wife likes it, too!!

Kevin Leavitt
07-17-2009, 09:15 AM
It is my wife's and My favorite show!

Mark Peckett
07-17-2009, 12:22 PM
Ah, but what if they had aikido in "The Ghost Whisperer"?

PhilMyKi
07-18-2009, 05:58 AM
Ah, but what if they had aikido in "The Ghost Whisperer"?

Jennifer Love Hewitt :drool:

As my house does not have line of sight for a dish (damn those old trees) have not seen Burn Notice. Can I torrent it?

Craig Allen Jr
07-20-2009, 10:18 AM
I agree...great show. Especially with Bruce Campbell.

I've noticed Jeffrey Donovan's character is doing more blood chokes this season than the previous two. Perhaps a reflection of his shift to BJJ? I wonder how much he gets to influence the fight choreography.

batemanb
07-21-2009, 03:56 AM
I agree...great show. Especially with Bruce Campbell.

I've noticed Jeffrey Donovan's character is doing more blood chokes this season than the previous two. Perhaps a reflection of his shift to BJJ? I wonder how much he gets to influence the fight choreography.

You're already into season 3? I just saw the first episode of season 1 premiered on UKTV last Friday. Not brilliant but has promise, have series linked it for now. On a side note, Yahoo Japan are reporting it as the next big import program in Japan, following 24 and Prison Break........

CarrieP
07-27-2009, 03:53 PM
Loving Burn Notice. A lot of fun. A good "Summer show" in that it's not too deep, but some fun and exciting plots in fun and exiciting locations with fun and exiting characters.

The characterization is quite good, too.

My favorite scenes are when the main character has to "fake" a fight, either with his brother, or has to lose to someone in order to sell his "cover."

Rob Watson
07-28-2009, 05:32 PM
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As my house does not have line of sight for a dish (damn those old trees) have not seen Burn Notice. Can I torrent it?[/QUOTE]

You can catch a few episodes direct from the web

http://www.usanetwork.com/series/burnnotice/video/fullep/

Also season 1 is out on DVD. Maybe even season 2 ...