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    Hi Everyone,
    -In Kyokushinkai we used three terms for maai (fighting distance in case there is anyone out there less knowledgable than me) So-ou-ma-ai for one step apart
    Yudo-ma-ai for one and a half steps and gendo-ma-ai for two steps.
    I have read a lot of articles on maai over the years and never encountered these particular terms elsewhere.
    Is anyone aware of these specific terms in other martial arts?
    Sorry I do not know the kanji but if anyone does I would be interested.
    Thank you in advance,
    Len McCoy

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    Our Goju Ryu tribe do not use those terms.
    Ed Boyd

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    Quote Originally Posted by len mccoy View Post
    Sorry I do not know the kanji but if anyone does I would be interested.


    Well, "maai" is 間合 or 間合い, but I don't know about the kanji for the various intervals you mention. I've not encountered those names in karate, kenjutsu, or jojutsu.
    Yours in Budo,
    ---Brian---

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