Attilio Anthony John Wagstaffe
You'll soon find out when you get zapped!!
Maai is dependent on size of weapon, size of person, the nature of the attack.
Exactly! To use MMA terminology, maai can be considered a component of "aliveness" training in aikido. It's dynamic and changes with each encounter. Don't focus your sight and stare them in the eyes, but keep your vision wide and observe their whole body for posture, muscle-tensing, movement, etc.