The transcript below is from the video “Above the Law Is A Legit Historical Martial Arts Movie | Joe Rogan” by JRE Clips.

Joey Diaz (Jose Antonio “Coco” Diaz, Cuban-American comedian, actor, and podcast host):

 “Ever see Steven Seagal run?  There’s a couple but have you ever see him run?  It’s funny.”

Joe Rogan:

“He runs very strange.  He’s very tall.”

Joey Diaz (Jose Antonio “Coco” Diaz, Cuban-American comedian, actor, and podcast host):

 “What’s the first one he did that’s really good?”

Joe Rogan:

“Above the Law.”

Joey Diaz (Jose Antonio “Coco” Diaz, Cuban-American comedian, actor, and podcast host):

 “Look at him.  Look at how he runs!  He runs like a fucking retard.  Look at him!  Look at him.  Can you imagine?”

Joe Rogan:

“He’s just built odd.  He’s just really tall.  He does run a little loose with the hands which is kind of confusing.”

Joey Diaz (Jose Antonio “Coco” Diaz, Cuban-American comedian, actor, and podcast host):

 “Which one was this one?  This is the second one.”

Joe Rogan:

“That’s Above the Law.”

Brendan Schaub (Mixed martial artist, former pro football player, and comedian; hosts with Joe Rogan):

“It’s cutting out.  It’s cutting out.”

Joe Rogan:

“Oh, it’s a bunch of different movies now.”

Brendan Schaub (Mixed martial artist, former pro football player, and comedian; hosts with Joe Rogan):

“Yeah.”

Joe Rogan:

“Because now he’s got more hair.”

Joey Diaz (Jose Antonio “Coco” Diaz, Cuban-American comedian, actor, and podcast host):

 “Right, because people goof on him…”

Joe Rogan:

“Yeah.”

Joey Diaz (Jose Antonio “Coco” Diaz, Cuban-American comedian, actor, and podcast host):

 “…because of the way he runs.”

Joe Rogan:

“Yeah.”

Joey Diaz (Jose Antonio “Coco” Diaz, Cuban-American comedian, actor, and podcast host):

 “He was married to Kelly LeBrock dog, at one time.”

Joe Rogan:

“Dude, at one time he was the man.”

Joey Diaz (Jose Antonio “Coco” Diaz, Cuban-American comedian, actor, and podcast host):

 “How many times that I jerked off to Kelly LeBrock in Woman in Red, when Gene Wilder calls for her?”

Joe Rogan:

“This is what it is.  His steps are too short and his wrists flip around because he’s used to doing Aikido, right.  He’s used to like everything…” 

Joey Diaz (Jose Antonio “Coco” Diaz, Cuban-American comedian, actor, and podcast host):

 “Joe, Joe, don’t protect him.”

Joe Rogan:

“…is like flowing.”

 Joey Diaz (Jose Antonio “Coco” Diaz, Cuban-American comedian, actor, and podcast host):

 “Please, don’t protect him…”

Joe Rogan:

“I’m just saying.”

Joey Diaz (Jose Antonio “Coco” Diaz, Cuban-American comedian, actor, and podcast host):

 “…with that Aikido stuff.”

Joe Rogan:

“That’s what it is.”

Joey Diaz (Jose Antonio “Coco” Diaz, Cuban-American comedian, actor, and podcast host):

 “He was like half a fruitcake.  Don’t throw Aikido in there.  Those Japanese people worked 3,000 years to put Aikido on the map and now you’re going to set them back.  That poor Aikido school in Burbank has moved eight times.  They keep losing students.  It’s down to two students wearing a smock and a fucking sword.  Who’s going to go for Aikido less than that?”

Joe Rogan:

“Someone who doesn’t really want to fight and you want to be able to passively get someone away from you, which is not realistic.”

Joey Diaz (Jose Antonio “Coco” Diaz, Cuban-American comedian, actor, and podcast host):

 “But the sword part!”

Joe Rogan:

“The sword part could come up if shit hits the fan.  If we go back and you know, if we get knocked into the Stone Age…”

Joey Diaz (Jose Antonio “Coco” Diaz, Cuban-American comedian, actor, and podcast host):

 “Joe, tell me why you’re doing this to me?”

Joe Rogan:

“…for a nuclear war with Russia.”

Joey Diaz (Jose Antonio “Coco” Diaz, Cuban-American comedian, actor, and podcast host):

 “Why are you getting me to see a beating?  Now, I need to join again.” 

Joe Rogan:

“You need to learn…”

Joey Diaz (Jose Antonio “Coco” Diaz, Cuban-American comedian, actor, and podcast host):

 “No!”

Joe Rogan:

“You need to learn how to dodge sticks.”

Joey Diaz (Jose Antonio “Coco” Diaz, Cuban-American comedian, actor, and podcast host):

“Yeah, they moved there to Burbank and I’ve thought about it.  When I was a kid, I went to Aikido for about two weeks.”

Joe Rogan:

“It’s probably fun.”

Joey Diaz (Jose Antonio “Coco” Diaz, Cuban-American comedian, actor, and podcast host):

“The guy’s name was Richard Bow.  He was like supposed to be a big time in Guttenberg, New Jersey and he taught that deflection stuff.  But Steven Seagal and Above the Law took it to a different level that I’ll bet a arm that throat slam…”

Joe Rogan:

“Oh yeah!”

Joey Diaz (Jose Antonio “Coco” Diaz, Cuban-American comedian, actor, and podcast host):

“…he’s got, the deflection throat slam.  That’s fucking beautiful!”

Joe Rogan:

“I had a meeting with a guy in a movie.  There’s this, like my agent sent me in to meet with guy.  They were looking for someone to do like a Steven Seagal-type movie.  They were looking to, they were going to try to create an action star.  We actually had like a argument about this movie.”

Joey Diaz (Jose Antonio “Coco” Diaz, Cuban-American comedian, actor, and podcast host):

“That move right there but the best…”

Joe Rogan:

“…pose was his throat.”

Joey Diaz (Jose Antonio “Coco” Diaz, Cuban-American comedian, actor, and podcast host):

“Alright, now that’s when he got carried away.  That’s when he just went over the top.  But in the first movie in Above the Law and the one when he fucked up the Jamaicans.”

Joe Rogan:

“Oh yeah, which one was that with swords, the sword fights.”

Joey Diaz (Jose Antonio “Coco” Diaz, Cuban-American comedian, actor, and podcast host):

“And Hard to Kill was when he, that’s the one that pissed me off because whoa, whoa, whoa…  You’re in a coma for four years and two days later, you’re throwing sidekicks.”

Joe Rogan:

“Yeah and he’s putting like…”

Joey Diaz (Jose Antonio “Coco” Diaz, Cuban-American comedian, actor, and podcast host):

“Yeah and he goes on himself.”

Joe Rogan:

“…acupuncture needles all over himself.”

Joey Diaz (Jose Antonio “Coco” Diaz, Cuban-American comedian, actor, and podcast host):

“Yeah.”

Joe Rogan:

“He fixes himself.”

Joey Diaz (Jose Antonio “Coco” Diaz, Cuban-American comedian, actor, and podcast host):

“Jesus Christ.  Jesus Christ, you know.”

Joe Rogan:

“I loved it!”

Joey Diaz (Jose Antonio “Coco” Diaz, Cuban-American comedian, actor, and podcast host):

“I loved it, too.  I loved him, too.  I loved him, too.”

Joe Rogan:

“The thing about him, man is I think in that first movie, it was one of the more unique martial arts movies like Above the Law.  Like it’s almost a shame that he made a bunch of movies that weren’t as good because if you go back to Above the Law, in terms of like martial arts history, and Above the Law is a legitimate historical movie in terms of martial arts movies.  Because it was the first movie where you got to see a real Aikido practitioner with a hybridized system of martial arts.

Like he was doing Aikido but he was also throwing a lot of punches and knife-hand strikes and a lot of strikes.  It wasn’t just…”

Joey Diaz (Jose Antonio “Coco” Diaz, Cuban-American comedian, actor, and podcast host):

“They showed the Bodega theme in Above the Law.”

Joe Rogan:

“Just play this out.”

Joey Diaz (Jose Antonio “Coco” Diaz, Cuban-American comedian, actor, and podcast host):

“That’s the bet, iron all this out.”

Joe Rogan:

“This guy, look at all the bullshit.  I mean I’ve made fun of him as much as anybody but listen, his Aikido skills were very legit.  He was very legit whether or not that stuff’s real or not.  That’s a subject for debate whether or not it’s really effective when you look at other things like wrestling and Jiu-Jitsu.  Is it the most effective way to go out or Judo is the most effective way?  No, it’s not.  But no one knew that back then and he at the time in the 1980s and 90s was a world-class martial artist.  He just had a style that ultimately didn’t really prove to be the best style, but so did I.”

Joey Diaz (Jose Antonio “Coco” Diaz, Cuban-American comedian, actor, and podcast host):

“Oh yeah.”

Joe Rogan:

“I was doing Taekwondo.”

Joey Diaz (Jose Antonio “Coco” Diaz, Cuban-American comedian, actor, and podcast host):

“No, no, this is Hard to Kill.”

Joe Rogan:

“A lot of people were doing Kung Fu.  A lot of people were doing things that they thought were legit but they really, once the UFC came around, we found out, “Oh, this is not the best way to do it.”

Joey Diaz (Jose Antonio “Coco” Diaz, Cuban-American comedian, actor, and podcast host):

“Now, this is 87′.  There’s a kid in this scene that was just in a movie with Clint Eastwood, The Mule.  He’s been doing movies for fucking 30 years.  I can’t, right now that dude with the tattoos.  How many fucking movies has he been a bad guy in?  Right there, the second guy.”

Joe Rogan:

“That guy right there?”

Joey Diaz (Jose Antonio “Coco” Diaz, Cuban-American comedian, actor, and podcast host):

“Right there, that guy.”

Joe Rogan:

” Oh my god, that man’s in every fucking bad guy movie!”

Joey Diaz (Jose Antonio “Coco” Diaz, Cuban-American comedian, actor, and podcast host):

“Every movie!”

Joe Rogan:

“He’s great.  Who is he?  What’s his name?”

Joey Diaz (Jose Antonio “Coco” Diaz, Cuban-American comedian, actor, and podcast host):

“He used to live in Vegas I heard.  He had some restaurant in Vegas.  I’m not even sure.”




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