A while back, I wrote a post on Steven Seagal. Read it here. I've always been a fan of his skill and his impact on the martial arts.
Now, after some less than fantastic films, to many, he has become a bit of a joke. People criticize him for a variety of reasons. Most people who have spent time with him, however, believe in this skill and ability.
(UFC 129 spoiler alert)
Interestingly, two of the best UFC fighters have enlisted the help of Seagal in their fight preparation. Both Anderson Silva and Lyoto Machida are training with him. And each fighter has now successfully used a 'never seen before' technique in the UFC to score knock out wins. Granted, we've seen the Karate Kid use a variation, but that's another story. The point is, some of the most elite MMA athletes in the world are turning to Seagal to improve their game. What does that tell you?
Here's a video to Lyoto training with Seagal:
And here's the knockout kick:
And here's a post fight interview given by Seagal: