Re: Poll: How helpful are verbal instructions in learning aikido for you?
Ted Ehara said "A person who uses repetition only is like a snake who has to swallow their meal whole. A person who learns through practice and instruction is equivalent to someone eating a meal in bite-sized chunks. By breaking down technique into smaller movements, you're able to analyze the various components. You can then see where those components are used in other techniques."
To continue your analogy I suppose that OSensei ate pureed food owing to his advanced age?
Sir, what do you mean by intellectual understanding, analysis and synthesis? I am poking a bit, but in the interest of discussion not just to annoy you.