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jdm4life
11-14-2015, 02:58 PM
Have many of you on here seen this yet?????

www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYpOIQUVT7U

Cromwell
11-15-2015, 04:17 AM
Yes. It's pretty good.

nikyu62
11-15-2015, 02:03 PM
Very good, if short, seminar. His aikido is impeccable, imho. I am concerned about his health; sending him positive thoughts.

jdm4life
11-15-2015, 03:36 PM
Very good, if short, seminar. His aikido is impeccable, imho. I am concerned about his health; sending him positive thoughts.

Yeah my thoughts exactly.......someone needs to tell him to look after himself

john2054
11-17-2015, 04:15 PM
Good video. You cannot learn how to throw a punch without first learning to take one. Equally you cannot learn how to take a punch without learning how to throw one. It works both ways. This applies to anger as well. Remember read with your eyes and prepare to fail. Read with you heart.

jdm4life
11-17-2015, 05:29 PM
Good video. You cannot learn how to throw a punch without first learning to take one. Equally you cannot learn how to take a punch without learning how to throw one. It works both ways. This applies to anger as well. Remember read with your eyes and prepare to fail. Read with you heart.

Wha?

sakumeikan
11-18-2015, 10:02 AM
Good video. You cannot learn how to throw a punch without first learning to take one. Equally you cannot learn how to take a punch without learning how to throw one. It works both ways. This applies to anger as well. Remember read with your eyes and prepare to fail. Read with you heart.

Dear All,
What sort of nonsense is this? Did the phrases Remember read with your eyes and prepare to fail/Read with your heart etc .Did these phrases come from a Fortune Cookie in side a Chinese Takeaway by chance? Somebody somewhere help me out on Mr Robinsons blog.Am I missing something or what?Joe.

jdm4life
11-18-2015, 02:39 PM
Dear All,
What sort of nonsense is this? Did the phrases Remember read with your eyes and prepare to fail/Read with your heart etc .Did these phrases come from a Fortune Cookie in side a Chinese Takeaway by chance? Somebody somewhere help me out on Mr Robinsons blog.Am I missing something or what?Joe.




.....made little sense to me. Very random......

phitruong
11-18-2015, 02:47 PM
.....made little sense to me. Very random......

it's Joe's way of saying that he has an urge for Chinese takeout.

Joe, what sort of brew goes with Chinese takeout, while watching the video, over that side of the pond? :)

jdm4life
11-18-2015, 05:27 PM
it's Joe's way of saying that he has an urge for Chinese takeout.

Joe, what sort of brew goes with Chinese takeout

Takeaway.

Hellis
11-22-2015, 05:06 PM
it's Joe's way of saying that he has an urge for Chinese takeout.

Joe, what sort of brew goes with Chinese takeout, while watching the video, over that side of the pond? :)

A Chinese takeaway and a pack of Guinness makes for a good night in, and it also helps to ease away the confusion of some of the deeper mind boggling comments.

Henry Ellis
Co-author `Positive Aikido`

http://kazuo-chiba-sensei.blogspot.co.uk
http://britishaikido.blogspot.com
Japanese Swords
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Michael Douglas
11-23-2015, 06:44 AM
I see Seagal's sporting one of those "here's where my chin used to be" - beards.
I think he looks better with the beard, no criticism.

dps
11-24-2015, 07:24 AM
He was out of breath after the bow in.
Just another old fat sensei.

dps

phitruong
11-24-2015, 11:14 AM
A Chinese takeaway and a pack of Guinness makes for a good night in, and it also helps to ease away the confusion of some of the deeper mind boggling comments.

Henry Ellis
Co-author `Positive Aikido`

http://kazuo-chiba-sensei.blogspot.co.uk
http://britishaikido.blogspot.com
Japanese Swords
http://donbayneyantiques.blogspot.com

i kept looking at the phrase and realize that over this side of the pond we called it "takeout" and you folks over there called "takeaway". The phrase "takeaway" brought tachi dori, tanto dori, and jo dori to mind, which are weapon take away practices. so if someone comes at you with a dish of kung pao chicken, what sort of techniques would be appropriate? or even a General Tso's chicken (why would a general spending his time doing chicken instead of fighting a war or two?). or a peking duck, or god forbid, a pu pu platter. or even the most cruel attacks of dim sum. i fear that all of my martial trainings over the years are not adequate to meet such chinese street attacks. :)

Dave Gallagher
11-27-2015, 08:54 PM
It looks like Seagal is not able to sit in seiza or bow in a proper way anymore. Very sad.

john2054
11-29-2015, 03:19 PM
clearly a true martial warrior ;-)

Anjisan
11-30-2015, 02:36 PM
clearly a true martial warrior ;-)

In my opinion- such a flippant remark is very disrespectful to someone whom has done as much for spreading aikido as has as much skill as probably anyone posting here. There are a couple of senior people at my dojo whom due to knee issues (or actual replacements) cannot sit in seiza or perform a formal bow. Indeed, Ikeda sensei since his knee replacement does not usually do a formal bow either.

I do remember hearing that he had a knee injury as a your man. Perhaps, that in conjunction with his age and obvious weight gain have aggravated that issue. Who here can say? If one doesn't like the man, his films or something about his character that is fine. We certainly all have our opinions. He has put himself out there for public consumption to a certain degree especially when one is making movies.

However, to make a snide comment like that is beneath him as a 7th dan, aikido or this forum. Moreover, there often seems to be a double standard concerning Seagal sensei as opposed to others of similar rank who are also human beings and as a result have issues too. They are just not as much in the spot light so may not as low hanging fruit as Seagal sensei often seems to be.

Train Hard.
Jason

Dave Gallagher
11-30-2015, 09:37 PM
Jason, my comment which was "It looks like Seagal is not able to sit in seiza or bow in a proper way anymore. Very sad." was not meant to be disrespectful. It was an observation of this sad situation.
Nothing more.

Anjisan
11-30-2015, 10:31 PM
Jason, my comment which was "It looks like Seagal is not able to sit in seiza or bow in a proper way anymore. Very sad." was not meant to be disrespectful. It was an observation of this sad situation.
Nothing more.

Dave,

Oh I know. That is why I quoted John. He took your comments and made the disrespectful comment. All good!

Jason😎

jdm4life
12-01-2015, 04:28 PM
Having a pop at seagal is almost an institution. I doubt Id be doing aikido if it wasnt for him. So hes done a bunch of crap films.....and? Some of them were great too!

Speculating why he wasnt kneeling etc...who cares....maybe he has an injury? Maybe he twisted it getting out the car who knows.

Christian Tissier wouldn't be kneeling either because his knee is screwed.

Michael Douglas
12-03-2015, 06:36 AM
I like the bit where the girl pops out of the cake.

ken king
12-03-2015, 04:32 PM
The man hasn't taken care of himself, his skill has regressed(same finger locks and irimi nage's from the early 90's but worse) and he has shown little moral character over the years. He is leaving himself wide open to ridicule at this point and no amount of fictious rank will protect him from that.

john2054
12-03-2015, 06:28 PM
In my opinion- such a flippant remark is very disrespectful to someone whom has done as much for spreading aikido as has as much skill as probably anyone posting here.
Jason

I was being ironic. I love Seagal. Now leave me alone before i call the aikido police!

john2054
12-03-2015, 06:30 PM
That is why i did the wink. It means tongue in cheek. Why do people always like to pick on me???

MRoh
12-04-2015, 03:52 AM
same finger locks and irimi nage's from the early 90's but worse

Yes, there is no progess, and he shows nothing that is worth to join a seminar. Its a pity.

Dave Gallagher
12-05-2015, 09:05 PM
I remember how great he was in Above the Law. I hope he will get back in shape. I did it and so can he.

Dave Gallagher
12-06-2015, 11:03 AM
Late last night I watched a couple of short videos on youtube of Seagal. I think his Aikido may still be awesome but he is not as young as he was. I think he may be close to my age of 66. The age thing could explain a lot. I don't think it is good to write him off yet.

MRoh
12-08-2015, 07:55 AM
his Aikido may still be awesome

In his young years it was "good", later it was boring, and now he comes across like a one trick pony.