Got some brand new technology on Mai! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iGwtWrbbNw
Mai can do extremely stupid mix ups from up close. She can cancel her d.A and d.C into special moves (note; she can also whiff cancel her d.D). She can cancel all of those into her
Musasabi no Mai. When you are mixing up from up close, Mai can go for d.B, d.A or her d.C into
(in the same direction as the opponent) and then cancel that quickly into her j.d.B (Ukihane) which is apparently somewhat safe on guard.
THIS WILL COUNT AS A NATURAL COMBO. Not only will it count as a natural combo but it WILL count as an overhead as well and a natural block string. It is also extremely hard to react to.
Also, when Mai's Ukihane connects with the opponent (even if they guard), Mai cancel it into her air
. This will not be a natural block string but it is still an extremely nasty mix up. Keep in mind that Mai can cancel her Ukihane into her DM/EX DM as well! Nearly guaranteed to work on opponents who like to press to many buttons. Air EX
would be Mai's safest options, while things like EX DM offers invincibility start up and better priority.