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07-13-2014, 03:21 PM
What are the best aikido movies out there? Anything near as good as Steven Seagal's? If his are the only ones, what is the best, as far as showing aikido, of his? Thanks.

Walter Martindale
07-13-2014, 07:54 PM
Well... there's SOME aikido in "The Challenge" with Scott Glenn, 1982 (IIRC)...
Seagal was the MA coordinator.

07-13-2014, 11:00 PM
Aiki: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0332563/

Technically about Daito Ryu, rather than aikido, but it's excellent.


Adam Huss
07-14-2014, 01:59 PM
There's a quick scene at an aikido dojo in the old Sci Fi Movie Guyver (starring Mark Hamil, though he's not in the scene).

07-14-2014, 08:39 PM
Okay, thanks all. That Challenge looks good.

07-14-2014, 11:39 PM
If you want the best ones, IMHO with Seagal, I'd say Above The Law, Marked for Death amd Out For Justice. To me those have the best aikido scenes, and I'm partial to Above The Law. The Challenge also has some scenes like has been mentioned.

Adam Huss
07-16-2014, 09:58 AM
You should be able to find The Challenge on youtube...there are many movies with that tittle, so you'll have to do a little looking.

07-16-2014, 07:27 PM
I'll have to put in a vote for "The Challenge"

07-17-2014, 08:10 AM
You guys are showmen-ate'ing me. I ordered The Challenge - quite pricy. :D

07-18-2014, 10:37 PM
I'd vote for the Challenge also - good call! And the famous Japanese actor Toshiro Mifune co-starred in the Challenge. ( eg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mgD8q3I7nc )

(While not concerned with aikido, you may also want to look up Toshiro Mifune as a samurai in the western Red Sun with Charles Bronson, famous French actor Alain Delon): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I193V0XC0n4 ).

07-19-2014, 08:06 PM
Yep, had seen Red Sun many years ago...a classic Japanese with the honorable Charles Bronson.