Re: Linear Progression, Circular Refinement
I was told the first thing you're taught contains the basic principle of the entire art. Of course it's hard to say what that first lesson is since we have different experiences. If I understood my Sensei's comments correctly, I think he meant there's only one principle and everything is a variation of its expression. I don't know of anyone who can "move on" after a certain point. I keep hearing "Ikkyo...whole life!"