Steven Seagal gave the prize to the ombudsman of Yamal
9:37 3 февраля 2017
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The Ombudsman for Human Rights in Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug and the head of the regional branch of the Aikido Federation of Yamal Anatoly Sak received the prize of the Russian National Aikido Board “Tornado”.
The famous master of this martial art, who had recently become a citizen of Russia, Steven Seagal, gave him this award. The prize of the Russian National Aikido Board is the highest recognition of merits in development of martial arts in Russia. Steven Seagal is the owner of the seventh dan rank, Anatoly Sak – of the third.
“Aikido is a martial art of self-defense. The last word is important here, so on lessons I teach people to defend themselves, as Anatoly Sak said. As he notes, simultaneously, students develop the key human qualities: justice, decency, discipline. What is the main difference of Aikido from other martial arts? Perhaps, in so that it is not an Olympic and not a competitive kind of sport. Its supporters do not organize hard fights and come out to a tatami mat only for exhibition performances. This is the philosophy of these people. The basic principle of Aikido is to do no harm. Following that, a sportsperson must make every effort to extinguish a conflict, to calm even a well-armed opponent. Thus, sportspeople within their trainings master techniques to avoid a knife and a stick, as he underlines.
This year the regional Aikido Federation is celebrating the tenth anniversary, it is includes about 200 grownup people and children from seven to fourteen years old, as znak.com informs. In Salekhard followers of Seagal train four times a week. The group is divided into two parts. Grownups and experienced sportspeople are in the first under the leadership of Anatoly Sak, children are in the second. All of them pass examinations officially, get license passports. This data is stored in Japan. “In any country of the world, seeing this document, our colleagues understand that you are a true fighter”, as Anatoly Sak said.