RUSSIA: Steven Seagal shows his aikido skills at Saratov Sambo tournament
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Steven Seagal demonstrates Aikido at Sambo tournament in Saratov, Russia.
Uke are from Russian National Aikido Team, Ivan Egorov and Dmitriy Sapozhnikov. Стивен Сигал демонстри.
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Legendary Hollywood actor Steven Seagal showed his aikido fighting skills at the International Youth Sambo Tournament, in Saratov, Saturday.
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Who Is Steven Seagal?
Steven Seagal traveled to Japan at age 17 to teach English. He earned several black belts in martial arts and choreographed movie fight scenes for actors such as Sean Connery. Seagal brought his skills to the screen after returning to the United States, with flicks like Above the Law (1988), Hard to Kill (1989) and Under Siege (1992) making him one of the biggest action stars of the era. He later starred in the reality series Steven Seagal: Lawman and continued churning out action fare well into his 60s.
Early Life and Career
Actor and martial artist Steven Seagal was born on April 10, 1952, in Lansing, Michigan. The son of a nurse and a teacher, he started studying martial arts under Fumio Demura when he was a child. Seagal later traveled to Japan at age 17 where he taught English, studied Zen and perfected his martial arts, eventually earning black belts in aikido, karate, judo and kendo
Seagal spent 15 years in Asia, studying Eastern philosophy and occasionally choreographing martial arts fight scenes in movies, working with stars such as Sean Connery and Toshiro Mifune. When he returned to the United States, he opened a martial arts academy and became a bodyguard for celebrities like Kelly LeBrock and Hollywood agent Michael Ovitz. The former became Seagal’s wife and the latter helped him make films for Warner Bros.
Films and TV Shows
‘Above the Law,’ ‘Hard to Kill,’ ‘Under Siege’
Seagal’s first film, 1988’s Above the Law was well received among action buffs, leading to 1989’s Hard to Kill and 1992’s Under Siege, his most popular film to date. In 1994, his directorial debut, On Deadly Ground, had disappointing results. He followed with the action vehicles Executive Decision (1996) and The Patriot (1998), and went on to star in Exit Wounds (2001) and Half Past Dead (2002).
‘Lawman,’ ‘True Justice’
Beginning in late 2009, the actor tried his hand at television with A&E’s Steven Seagal: Lawman, which showed him working as a reserve deputy sheriff in Louisiana. True Justice, which aired from July 2011 to September 2012, had Seagal starring as the head of an undercover task force in Seattle, Washington.