Thread: Maai concerns
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Old 02-18-2006, 06:05 PM   #5
Edwin Neal
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Re: Maai concerns

i tend to think of ma ai as 'proper distance'... proper so that the attacker can't hit me, and proper so that i can apply technique... this could actually be very close to the attacker if you are in his shikaku or blind spot or simply keeping them at a proper distance so they can't sucker punch you... as to not stepping backward... i would say not stepping straight backward, but almost always moving on an angle of 45 degrees backward...

Edwin Neal


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