T H O U G H T F O R T H E W E E K
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.