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Old 04-10-2004, 09:31 PM   #1
zachbiesanz
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Tongue Happy Birthday Steven Seagal!

I just read that today is his birthday on horoscope.com, so let's be nice to him! He gets his share of flack on this board, but it's his special day.

I for one wish him health and harmony.




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Old 04-10-2004, 10:41 PM   #2
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why do people give him flack anyway?

i've never trained under him, but I heard he's really good.
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Old 04-11-2004, 07:30 AM   #3
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One of my sensei trained with him once and said he was very good.

They're all screaming about the rock n roll, but I would say that it's getting old. - REFUSED.
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Old 04-11-2004, 07:58 AM   #4
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I was talking to someone last week who trained under him & he says everything we hear about him is true.

Yes, i do mean the contradictions....

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Old 04-11-2004, 09:28 AM   #5
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Yeah, I don't understand why people pick on Steven Segal. After all, he has had a career in the CIA AND he is the reincarnation of a tibetan lama. Can't beat that combination.

So....Happy birthday to both a HOLY and VERY DEADLY person!!!!
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Old 04-13-2004, 09:21 PM   #6
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Quote:
Jesse Pasley (JessePasley) wrote:
After all, he has had a career in the CIA AND he is the reincarnation of a tibetan lama. Can't beat that combination.
hes a reincarnation?!

OSU!!
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Old 04-13-2004, 09:22 PM   #7
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hey zach, nice hair!

OSU!!
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Old 04-13-2004, 09:55 PM   #8
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Happy harmonious birthday, Segal sensei. BTW, Zach, I would not want to 'shomenuchi' you. No offense, my friend. Cheers!

-Mike
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Old 04-13-2004, 10:14 PM   #9
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I think people give him hell for two reasons:

1) He's pretty much the only famous aikidoka, and the movies he does are pretty violent and not all that aiki.

While I agree, I have a hard time being mad at him for it, because having made more "aiki" movies would probably not have gotten him the recognition that he has, and wouldn't promote aikido any beter than he has as things are. I think a lot of people have started aikido because of him, and I think that's great.

2) There's lots of conflicting information about his past and some people accuse him of making things up to sound tougher.

Who knows on this one. Just about everyone fudges their resume a little...

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Old 04-13-2004, 10:16 PM   #10
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Happy harmonious birthday, Segal sensei. BTW, Zach, I would not want to 'shomenuchi' you. No offense, my friend. Cheers!

-Mike
Just cut out, not down. Put your hips into it and you'll be fine!

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Old 04-13-2004, 11:49 PM   #11
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I've seen a rather long clip of him taken from his video documentary (Path beyond thought) and all I can say is that his aikido is awesome. This was taken from his pre-Hollywood days when he was still married to Fujitani Sensei and he was running their dojo. His quickness, tai sabaki, timing and power are very good.

With regards to his personal life, that's his business and I don't even want to touch on that.

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