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Old 05-09-2001, 12:42 AM   #7
AikidoSteve
Dojo: Foothills Aikido, Evergreen, Colorado
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Originally posted by PeterR

always ma-ai
I completely agree! Proper ma-ai is the key for 99% of the situations. Unless the other person is insane (and therefore unpredictable) or you receive an out of the blue sucker punch, keeping ones distance will solve most problems. I believe ma-ai may also involve removing oneself from the developing situation.

Yours in Aikihood

Steve Nelson
Confront the enemy with the point of your sword against his face.
-Miyamoto Musashi, "A Book of Five Rings"
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