I recently learned that one of our restraint and control techniques, which officially goes by the (not very descriptive) name of "wristlock technique" has gained an unofficial moniker: the Steven Seagal technique, referring to a scene from the critically panned Under Siege 2. If someone can send me a link to the requisite bit on YouTube I would be grateful, and will share.
Then last night at training I demonstrated a knife disarm and threw the knife "out of play", apparently with a Seagal-like flourish. So now we have two Steven Seagal techniques.
Here's a nice demo that Seagal did in 1982 on The Merv Griffin Show:
It includes some weapons self-defence, and kenjitsu at the end. Note how, after taking the weapon from his assailant, he always indicates "the finish".
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4 days ago