Welcome to our Aikido Seagal style page. Here's a short bio of his life and important work.
Steven Seagal was born in Lansing, Michigan on April 10, 1952. He is a man of diverse character, his spiritual beliefs and humanity are integrated into every aspect of his life.
He is the son of a Math teacher and a Medical Technician, and his humble childhood included a fascination with the Martial Arts and the blues.
At the age of 17, Steven Seagal headed for Japan to immerse himself in Japanese culture and to learn Aikido and Martial Arts from the masters.
Beyond his incredible skill as a 7th Dan Aikido Master, is the spiritual enrichment Steven gained learning Buddhism, meditation and Zen.
He speaks fluent Japanese and is proud of the respect he has earned in Japan and throughout many parts of Asia. His Japanese name is...
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He lived and studied Japanese culture for over 15 years and his spiritual beliefs play a large role in his life. It is what has guided him to become an Aikido expert, a beloved actor, and a distinguished musician.
More importantly, it is his genuine care for others that drives him to give unselfishly, his time and financial support to many charities across the world, including needy children around the world, the environment, animal rights, and AIDS projects.
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Many of us know him for his roles as an action hero with an acting
career that began from his Los Angeles Dojo in the late 80's where he
taught Martial Arts to famous people like Sean Connery, James Coburn.
It was Mr. Ovitz who paved the way for Steven to co-write and star in his first and hugely successful action film 'Above the Law' in 1988 and from there it launched a career of over 20 movies and $2 billion at box office.
Steven immersed himself in his work on the screen, writing, producing, directing and acting. His films include box office successes such as Hard to Kill, Under Siege, Executive Decision, Glimmer Man, and Exit Wounds, all are well regarded for their fast paced action.
Today, Steven continues to make movies...
But, one of the most treasured aspects
of this diversely talented man is his music. He is a proficient blues
artist and has developed his guitar skills, playing his own music with
some of the greatest blues legends. BB King, Bo Diddley, John
Lee Hooker and his greatest influence, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, are
among those who Steven has jammed with and also shares a common bond -
Steven is a purist when it comes to the blues and he remains true to its roots which is evident in his release of 'Mojo Priest', recognized as one of the best blues albums to surface in many years.
Steven's first album, 'Songs from the Crystal Cave', was a top seller in European markets and features a combination of styles including blues, pop, jazz and reggae, with a classic harmonica solo by Stevie Wonder.
Steven Seagal Sensei is
committed to a variety of Asian philosophies and religion. As a Buddhist, Zen
teacher, and healer, he lives by the principles that the development
of the physical self is essential to protect the spiritual being.
He believes that what he does in his life is about leading people into contemplation and enlightenment.
He is a versatile talent and an intricate human being, whose passion, selflessness, integrity and character are embodied in his work. He has been recognized by Tibetan lama Penor Rinpoche as a reincarnated Tulku 'Chungdrag Dorje'.
Find out what he is currently doing... Steven Seagal Website