Yes, Steven Segal is a legitimate Aikidoist and numerous Aikido legitimate techniques can be seen throughout his movies. However, the movies portray a much harsher form than is practiced in a dojo. While we do show the potential for doing harm, we take great care to protect ourselves as well as our practice partners as we alternately play the roles of attacker and defender. The emphasis is not so much on how to hurt others, but rather how to prevent them from getting hurt while protecting yourself. Of course, if it’s a serious situation then Aikido techniques may be employed in their most devastaing form. But we prefer to choose the most ethical option and, therefore, the Aikido technique at its finest with effectiveness and benevolence combined.