ASTANA – Famous Hollywood actor, director and producer Steven Seagal has arrived in Astana to take part in the First International Festival of Martial Arts, which will be held to mark the Day of the Capital celebrations.
Seagal, who has achieved the level of 7th dan in the Aikikai school of Aikido came to the Kazakh capital as a master of martial arts.
The prominent guest was welcomed by Astana City Akim (Mayor) Adilbek Dzhaksybekov. Together they met with young graduates and experienced athletes of the Kazakh Aikido Federation in the sports hall of the Palace of Students.
“I am very pleased to see here so many children. They are our future,” said Seagal.
He demonstrated several Aikido manuevers on the carpet, talked about the particular elements of a proper fight and answered questions raised by local athletes.