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Old 07-21-2007, 06:46 AM   #13
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Hong Kong
Re: What is correct maai?

I agree with the answers in this thread...

However, if you talk about maai just before practicing a technique, I've been taught 2 ways:

1) For empty-hand, tori and uke face each other and raise their hands (palm down) to shoulder level. The beginning maai would be the distance when tori and uke's fingers are just about to touch.

2) For weapons, it's the same concept... the distance where the tips of the bokken are just about to touch

Last edited by kokyu : 07-21-2007 at 07:01 AM.
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