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Old 06-10-2001, 01:23 PM   #4
Dojo: Kiel University/VfL Fosite Helgoland
Location: Helgoland, Germany
Join Date: Jul 2000
Posts: 113

Nice to see that there are some more Antarctic aikidoka. I`m not the only one of my dojo doing marine science, some of my collegues went to the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar Research in Bremerhaven and started the FIGHTING PENGUINS department of our dojo. On their long voyages on RV Polarstern towards the Antarctic some of them set up an aikido dojo in one of the unused rooms. If the weather was nice, weapons training was on the helicopter deck. One of my friends has a quite spectacular (pasted...) photo of her and a friend doing ken tai ken on an ice floe.

I, too, always take my weapons on longer voyages. Doing Iaido on a moving ship adds interesting new dimensions to center and balance...


Last edited by Anne : 06-10-2001 at 01:44 PM.

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