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Maai or Distancing

By Sensei David Seeger

 

Maai or Distancing is the ability to intuitively establish the correct distance between oneself and one's opponent. (excerpt from red book)  The beginner sees this distance between his opponent and himself as merely something that exists. The senior sees this distance as a tool, perhaps the most valuable tool in his arsenal of weapons, and he constantly manipulates it.

Seeger Sensei, Go-Dan

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