Alfonso Adriasola (Alfonso) wrote:
I also thought ma-ai is in combination of nage+uke+echnique. For two people of different sizes, one may be in "proper" ma-ai for their size and tech, while the other may not.
I've always been taught to think of ma'i as the "nage+uke" distance, the point from which uke could simply take a step and attack quickly. I don't think of different techniques have different ma'i's. I base my technique selection mainly on the type and force of attack with which I'm faced. However, as I type this, it seems that I may be actually agreeing with you more than I originally thought.