My son learned to read at about age 3. We taught him simply by reading to him everyday over and over again. He figured it out on his own simply through the direct experience of reading. We never had to tell him anything directly, or to break it down into small parts, or anything, he did it simply through the experience of reading.
Now because he can read, doesn't mean he can spell or write, or talk about the theory of how letters evolved or the mechanics of how words are formed in the brain as concepts from the transmission of the eyes to the optic nerve etc.
He simply reads.
I think martial arts work this way in many ways. You can learn simply by doing it over and over again until you simply can do things.
some can do, some can talk about it, some can do both.
but I am ultimately with Mr Hazen...what is the point of all this