Before They Were Stars: Steven Seagal Demonstrates Aikido on “The Merv Griffin Show”

Ready for the surreal sight of Steven Seagal with sideburns and sans ponytail? Well, before he became an actor, Seagal was a semi-famous martial arts instructor known for practicing the Japanese martial art of Aikido. In fact, he became notable enough that he actually got the opportunity to demonstrate Aikido on The Merv Griffin Show in 1982, six years before he made his film debut.

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