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Old 08-20-2002, 08:11 AM   #3
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I think that unfortunately, those who are trying to impress their ability on others have often stopped learning. What I've come to notice is that people pick up different concepts at different times - even under the same instructor. Also learning can involve reflecting on awkward or unusual peoples body movement, so no matter what level of experience you have, there is always something to learn from those with hardly any experience.

I think any further caste or proficiency system would be inappropriate since it presumes a steady development in something that I believe tends to go in irritatingly random jumps.


Last edited by ian : 08-20-2002 at 08:13 AM.

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