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Anderson Silva training with Steven Seagal (VIDEO)

UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva has enlisted help from one of the biggest action stars in show business in preparation for his UFC 117 showdown with decorated wrestler Chael Sonnen.

It has recently come to light that “The Spider” has been sharpening his skills with none other than Steven Seagal. Along with starring in big screen blockbusters such as Above the Law, Hard to Kill, Out for Justice and Under Siege, Seagal is also one of the most respected practitioners of Aikido. The 58-year-old martial artist/actor/musician/deputy sheriff is a 7th-dan black belt in Aikido while being widely credited as the first American to teach the fighting art of Aikido on Japanese soil.

Check out Silva training under the tutelage of Seagal in the video below:

  • redwire says:

    Regardless of what we probably all think of Mr. Seagal, the 58 year-old moves really well.

    Can’t wait to see Anderson use the double-palm takedown defense against Sonnen.

  • Johnnybigone says:

    3:55-4:05 is pretty funny

    and yeah seagal moves real fast for having what looks like a big ol gut

  • Dufresne says:

    Some of those moves looked dangerous and flat out painful. Not sure how legal it is to hit an opponent in the side of the neck is, I know it’s illegal to hit the trachea or the spine, but I don’t think the rules have anything about the side of the neck like that.

    I’d also love to see Silva use that submission hold of pressing his wrist into his opponents nose on Chael Sonnen.

    Segal does move pretty well for a big guy. He appears to be a little taller than Silva and Silva is listed as 6’2, so I’m guessing he’s weighing about 240-250ish in this shot.

  • Rece Rock says:

    If you want a good laugh look up Steven Seagal “runs like a girl” on you tube… never noticed it in the movies but it’s funny as hell… The guy can def. kick ass but he also def. runs like a drag queen on fire.

    With that said- Seagal has lived a crazy life and is def. legit… he probably could have taken out alot of his peers back in the day with great ease… they should of put his crazy ass in that expandables movie.

  • Yourdaddydevilandlord says:

    Great, now in the Sonnen fight Silva is going to be looking for a plate glass window to throw Sonnen through. The best Segal movie ever was the one where he was sucked out of the plane 5 minutes in and was gone.

  • Guthookd says:

    “The guy can def. kick ass but he also def. runs like a drag queen on fire.

    Oah man that is funny as hell!!!!

  • sides666 says:

    man that was so cool to watch thats one thing that mma is missing at times it is becoming more of a sport and less of the important technical aspects of aikido and white tiger kung fu are being applied not to say that they have ever been utilized.

  • stone says:

    What if Silva breaks Sonnen’s arm in a 1/2 second? (all seagal like) That’d be SWEET! Or perfects the “knee cap stomp” seagal does so well? He did try that on Leites and Maia! Remember? Silva has looked bored lately! I still think Rousimar, Nate the Great or Vitor Belfort pose a bigger threat…


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