“With Lyoto, I came in probably five days before the fight, something like that. Started working on different kinds of elbows, different kinds of punching, different kinds of feetwork … but particularly the kick. I think against a lot of the guys who have spent a lot of their energy on wrestling, they’re not exactly what I would call great strikers. The kick can be very effective. This kick is different… This kick, the thing that’s deceptive about it is that, the normal [technique] where you lift up your knee and you kick, this one I’m kind of trying to teach the guys to lead with the foot. I don’t want to say too much about it because I don’t want to give it away completely to the world. It’s different and it’s hard to see. It’s very difficult to see coming, and that’s how my guys have been successful with that… There are some real different elbows. There are some real different punches. There are some real different entrances that I’m working on with the guys. There are some other things that I don’t want to talk about that you guys just haven’t seen at all yet. You haven’t seen it, but it’s legal.”
— Steven Seagal on Sherdog Radio talking about Lyoto Machida’s kick and other secret techniques he’s teaching Black House fighters
I personally hope to Seagal’s clothesline technique. Seriously, if I see Anderson Silva or Lyoto Machida deflect a punch and instantaneously knock a dude unconscious with a clothesline, then I’ll be a believer.
In the meantime, here’s Machida teaching the flying front kick two years ago. Whatever spin Seagal put on it, I don’t know, but I guess that’s why it’s called a secret.