Re: Do we need another Steven Seagal?
Well, this thread has mentioned Seagal, MMA and Anderson Silva.
Did any aikidoka reading this see even a modest uptick in interest when videos of Silva training with Seagal went viral a few years ago?
Given that MMA is the in thing, and Silva is one of the most successful and high-profile fighters, if he ever expressly credits aikido for a winning tactic or technique, or for being integral to his training regimen, that would most likely bring in the younger lookie-loo's. In the meantime, Silva does continue to associate and train with Seagal, but it's Seagal who's doing the talk and taking the credit for what he's doing for Silva, and the young bucks ain't buying into it just yet.