Posted by CANbike on Mon, 11 Feb 2013

Steven Seagal: The Past Will Sasso MadTV Parodies & The Present MMA Teacher of Anderson Silva, Lyoto Machida

A look at the past MadTV parodies of Steven Seagal the movie actor, and the present Master Seagal the MMA trainer of UFC champions.

Seagal is more than just an actor but a martial arts legend!

Chapters:

  1. The Past MadTV Era: Will Sasso as Steven Seagal
  2. The Present: Steven Seagal MMA Teacher of Anderson Silva and Lyoto Machida
  3. Is Steven Seagal’s Martial Arts for Real?

The Past MadTV Era: Will Sasso as Steven Seagal

Back in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s Will Sasso performed several parody sketches on MadTV as Steven Seagal. The sketches were hilarious due to Will Sasso’s facial expression and delivery of the lines. They were spot on impersonations. Ironically though, Steven Seagal has put on a lot of weight, since the 90’s, and presently looks like the Will Sasso of those sketches. That makes the old MadTV parodies even funnier than before.

[MadTV] Will Sasso in “Entertainment Tonight’s Look at Steven Seagal’s Crouching Cops, Hidden Badges”

[MadTV] Will Sasso as Steven Seagal in “Kung-Fu”

[MadTV] Will Sasso in “Steven Segal’s America”

[MadTV] Will Sasso as Steven Seagal in “Dalai Lama”

[MadTV] Will Sasso as Steven Seagal in “Letterbox 2000”

[MadTV] Will Sasso as Steven Seagal in “Voting”

[MadTV] Will Sasso in “Steven Seagal on the Tonight Show”

[MadTV] Will Sasso in “Steven Seagal & Van Damme in One True Impact”

[MadTV] Will Sasso in “Steven Seagal Tells A Joke”

[MadTV] Will Sasso as Steven Seagal in “The Odd Couple III: The Final Conflict”

[MadTV] Will Sasso as Steven Seagal in “Del Casher, Banjo! New Year’s Party! “

MadTV: Will Sasso as Steven Seagal in “Celebrity Pajama Party “

The Present: Steven Seagal MMA Teacher of Anderson Silva and Lyoto Machida

With all due respect, I’m a fan of Steven Seagal’s movies of the past and the present. Moreover, I am also a fan of Steven Seagal the martial artists. He holds a legitimate 7th degree black belt in Akido.

In 2010, Master Seagal helped to train present UFC Middleweight ChampionAnderson Silva and former UFC Light Heavyeight ChampionLyoto Machida. Both Anderson and Lyoto have went on record to credit Steven Seagal for helping them perfect some of their MMA moves.

On an aside note, if small joint manipulations were allowed in the sport, Master Seagal could teach them many more moves. Don’t let Seagal’s movies or appearance deceive you, as he was a legitimate martial artists of his time.

Steven Seagal Training Anderson Silva

Steven Seagal Training Lyoto Machida

Is Steven Seagal’s Martial Arts for Real?

According to Antony Cummins, author of In Search of the Ninja: The Historical Truth of Ninjutsu, the answer is yes!