December 7, 2010 11:34 AM Subscribe
Say you were going to create a martial art for fighting in zero gravity. What would it look like?
posted by mumblingmynah to Grab Bag (20 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Would it be more like karate (striking with punches and kicks), or more like judo (grapples and throws)? What kind of moves would be possible/desirable? How would one compensate for being in freefall? What are all the considerations you would need to allow for?
Take, for instance, the hallway fight scene in Inception. Or if the battle room fights in Ender's Game were fought one-on-one, and unarmed. Suppose that the two opponents had all the time in the world to prepare and train for such a fight. What crazy/cool shit could two trained fighters do to one another?