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03-31-2009, 01:50 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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03-31-2009, 02:18 PM
nice. please do!

Janet Rosen
03-31-2009, 05:25 PM

03-31-2009, 05:49 PM
Aikido in a weightless environment? Now THIS I gotta see...

03-31-2009, 07:06 PM
Very nice! I can't wait to see the video! :)

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

Or can I say a KI-less...

04-01-2009, 01:47 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, 05:16 PM
Augt to be fascinating.....

L. Camejo
04-02-2009, 09:58 AM
Ukemi should be interesting in zero-G. :)

04-02-2009, 05:43 PM
Cool. Hi Walter.

04-03-2009, 03:43 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