I also thought ma-ai a combination of nage+uke+echnique+distance+surroundings+others. For two people of different sizes, one may be in "proper" ma-ai for their size and tech, while the other may not.
I think to be in proper ma-ai means to be able to adapt to the situation, finding the distance at which technique is possible.
if I'm at punching range, koshinage is clearly the wrong technique for that ma-ai, but it usually is more subtle than that no?
i guess ma-ai is one of those other all-encompasing terms..
Last edited by Alfonso : 07-10-2003 at 02:36 PM.