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Old 10-30-2012, 08:47 AM   #2
Dojo: Charlotte Aikikai Agatsu Dojo
Join Date: Aug 2007
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Re: extension and ma-ai

maai is appropriate distance. that appropriate distance relates to another word "depends", as in "it depends". appropriate distance could be hugging someone, elbow distance, arm distance, feet distance, across the room, and so on. it depends. now, the appropriate distance to food and drink is hand-to-mouth distance. appropriate distance to your mother-in-law is the moon, possibly Mars and in some case Uranus.

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