David Skaggs wrote:
Is Aikido a linear progression where you learn basic principles as a foundation to learn more advanced principles then move on to learn more advanced principles,, etc, etc?
Is Aikido a circular refinement where you learn basic principles as a foundation to learn more advanced principles then return to the principles learned to practice them again and again?
Hi David S,
I agree with Ledyard sensei that it is both
. Aikido like any skill art needs constant practice. How do you define basic and advance principles? Are there basic and advance principles in ikkyo? I don't think so.
Other way of looking at it. A tangent of a circle is a straight line - we can say a circle consists of infinite straight lines. Shu-ha-ri in a wider prospect