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03-31-2009, 02:50 PM
Posted 2009-03-31 13:48:35 by Walter Marker


Greetings from NASA. My name is Walter Marker. I run Seishinkan Aikido dojo near NASA Johnson Space Center. One of my students, Michael Barratt, Aikido Shodan, is a NASA Astronaut. On March 26, 2009, Michael was launched to the International Space Station. Sometime in the next few weeks, Michael will perform the first on-orbit demonstration of Aikido. The demo will be video downlinked to JSC. I will post a copy on web.

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dave9nine
03-31-2009, 03:18 PM
nice. please do!
-d

Janet Rosen
03-31-2009, 06:25 PM
Cool!

eyrie
03-31-2009, 06:49 PM
Aikido in a weightless environment? Now THIS I gotta see...

lifeafter2am
03-31-2009, 08:06 PM
Very nice! I can't wait to see the video! :)

David Yap
04-01-2009, 02:42 AM
Aikido in a weightless environment? Now THIS I gotta see...

Or can I say a KI-less...

phitruong
04-01-2009, 02:47 PM
it's going to be hard to keep the one point and weight under side. wonder which techniques would work and which wouldn't. and which techniques would change ISS's orbit. :)

Lan Powers
04-01-2009, 06:16 PM
Augt to be fascinating.....

L. Camejo
04-02-2009, 10:58 AM
Ukemi should be interesting in zero-G. :)

aikidoc
04-02-2009, 06:43 PM
Cool. Hi Walter.

arctur
04-03-2009, 04:43 PM
Hey, this could go down the history as the first martial art to be performed at the outer space. And IMHO, the best suited one to be performed at Zero G.

best regards