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Old 07-09-2003, 06:45 PM   #7
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Dojo: Shodokan Honbu (Osaka)
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Tegatana is a great exercise for ma ai - now try it with your eyes closed.

Your comment about kata is also right on - what many people who are not used to kata training fail to realize is that everything is involved, not just a series of moves.

Drew - you misunderstand ma ai. Ma ai is combative distance - nothing to do with training except you train for combat. Your training should encompass the same feeling of ma ai as you would in a real situation - if not what is the use.

Peter Rehse Shodokan Aikido
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