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post #41 of 112 (permalink) Old 07-24-2007, 12:30 PM
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in your opinion how would Steven Seagal do in MMA?
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post #42 of 112 (permalink) Old 07-25-2007, 11:34 PM
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Steven Seagal: He is a 7th Dan Aikido master. If this was a street fight Seagal would destroy pretty much every MMA fighter who comes anywhere near him.

The fact is with Aikido as soon as any force it placed in Seagals direction he'll just use it to throw you off balace, fling you to one side or break you. The fact is most fighters would not be fast enough to get within his face without ending up severely injured.
Seagal is one of the finest martial artists of our time and one shouldn't take him lightly. He is also a pretty big guy at well over 6 foot with great skill having taught hundreds if not thousands of people.

Do not lump him into MMA, which I love, because it is not the right scene to judge a fighter of his caliber if you're making rules against him. In a no rules street fight he would simply be lethal. He would not fight for any type of decision he would simply incapacitate his opponent.
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Steven Seagal: He is a 7th Dan Aikido master. If this was a street fight Seagal would destroy pretty much every MMA fighter who comes anywhere near him.

The fact is with Aikido as soon as any force it placed in Seagals direction he'll just use it to throw you off balace, fling you to one side or break you. The fact is most fighters would not be fast enough to get within his face without ending up severely injured.
Seagal is one of the finest martial artists of our time and one shouldn't take him lightly. He is also a pretty big guy at well over 6 foot with great skill having taught hundreds if not thousands of people.

Do not lump him into MMA, which I love, because it is not the right scene to judge a fighter of his caliber if you're making rules against him. In a no rules street fight he would simply be lethal. He would not fight for any type of decision he would simply incapacitate his opponent.
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Aikido is illegal to use in MMA. But it's fun as hell, I took it for a few years in high school.
Aikido is mostly about redirection of attacking force via throws and joint submissions. Perhaps certain joint locks might be illegal in MMA but there have to be a few locks that deal with large joints like shoulder, arm, knee, ankle, and all throws but spikes should be basically legal.

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So, we're all in agreeance then?? Steven Seagal vs. Tim Sylvia at UFC 77.

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Steven Seagal: He is a 7th Dan Aikido master. If this was a street fight Seagal would destroy pretty much every MMA fighter who comes anywhere near him.

The fact is with Aikido as soon as any force it placed in Seagals direction he'll just use it to throw you off balace, fling you to one side or break you. The fact is most fighters would not be fast enough to get within his face without ending up severely injured.
Seagal is one of the finest martial artists of our time and one shouldn't take him lightly. He is also a pretty big guy at well over 6 foot with great skill having taught hundreds if not thousands of people.

Do not lump him into MMA, which I love, because it is not the right scene to judge a fighter of his caliber if you're making rules against him. In a no rules street fight he would simply be lethal. He would not fight for any type of decision he would simply incapacitate his opponent.
I find it odd that all the techniques you state Segal would use are totally legal in MMA (and used regularly) but you also suggest that perhaps the rules of MMA would be "against him"? And that he would do great in a street fight?

When you say MMA's rules are against him, what do you mean by that?
And why would he do better in a street fight? Because he could use moves that are illegal in both Aikido and MMA, like eyegouging and groin kicks? I mean, if Segal can put an eye gouge to good use I'm sure Randy or Chuck could too.

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I'm not refering to eye gouging or groin kicks at all. Some people stated in earlier posts that according to UFC rules Aikido is illegal.
In which case, the rules are clearly set against him because he would not be able to practice his martial art. Do you see my logic? In a street fight anything goes and so he can enforce his knowledge of Aikido to the best of his ability which more often than not will leave his opponents severely incapacitated.
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I'm not refering to eye gouging or groin kicks at all. Some people stated in earlier posts that according to UFC rules Aikido is illegal.
In which case, the rules are clearly set against him because he would not be able to practice his martial art. Do you see my logic? In a street fight anything goes and so he can enforce his knowledge of Aikido to the best of his ability which more often than not will leave his opponents severely incapacitated.
Ya, but that person was wrong. MMA sanctioning bodies don't ban any martial arts style, they just have a foul list. Unfortunately Aikido does employ a lot of techniques that are illegal in MMA such as eye gouging, fish hooking, small join manipulation, but the throws and large joint locks are totally legal and are a big part of Aikido. Other martial arts also employ illegal techniques but have successfully adapted the art to MMA rules, and I think an Aikido expert would still have a lot to work with in the octagon.

I agree that someone who trains specifically to gouge people's eyes (apparently they have goggles for training to enable eye gouge practice?) and break their fingers would be nasty in a street fight, but like I said to the other guy, I bet Chuck or Randy could gouge an out too if they had too

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Ya, but that person was wrong. MMA sanctioning bodies don't ban any martial arts style, they just have a foul list. Unfortunately Aikido does employ a lot of techniques that are illegal in MMA such as eye gouging, fish hooking, small join manipulation, but the throws and large joint locks are totally legal and are a big part of Aikido. Other martial arts also employ illegal techniques but have successfully adapted the art to MMA rules, and I think an Aikido expert would still have a lot to work with in the octagon.

I agree that someone who trains specifically to gouge people's eyes (apparently they have goggles for training to enable eye gouge practice?) and break their fingers would be nasty in a street fight, but like I said to the other guy, I bet Chuck or Randy could gouge an out too if they had too
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Perhaps HexRei but I think being specific to Steven Seagal as a 7th Dan he is far ahead of many top fighters in terms of how devastating he could be...it's difficult to be specific and in terms of conditioning he would have issues if it were competition fighting but if he could employ all his techniques and not just random eye gouging or groin shots then I firmly believe he would "defeat" many more fighters than he is being given credit for...you don't become a master just by eye gouging which as you rightly state any fighter e.g. Chuck Liddell could do if he had to...
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