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Haruo Matsuoka on Steven Seagal and Aikido’s History in America

Monday, November 24th, 2014

Black Belt contributing editor Dr. Mark Cheng explores the history of modern aikido relative to the martial paths of the respected Haruo Matsuoka and his former sensei, action star Steven Seagal.
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Posted in Aikido, General Martial Arts History, Japanese Martial Arts History, Martial Art Movies, Steven Seagal Movies, Traditional Martial Artists.

The Master Who Taught Calligraphy to Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba and Actor Steven Seagal (Part 1)

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Exemplifying the “balance between pen and sword,” Seiseki Abe was a master of calligraphy and aikido. In this interview, he discusses the often-overlooked facets of his martial art, as well as teaching calligraphy to Morihei Ueshiba and Steven Seagal.
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Posted in Aikido.

Dominique Vandenberg’s Martial Arts Adventure: From Burmese Jungles to Hollywood Film Studios

Monday, March 21st, 2011

The martial arts exist in a universe polluted by promises of the ability to punch through walls or defeat 10 thugs after a lesson or two. Equally off-kilter is the premise that the style makes the fighter and competitions can prove which style is best. “Reality” has been packaged and served up so many times
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Posted in Bando.