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Old 06-25-2006, 09:10 PM   #8
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Re: Linear Progression, Circular Refinement

George S. Ledyard wrote:
So you are always refining and you are always progressing. Both. Both at the same time. You do one then you are doing the other. There is no difference.
I disagree. First, you assume that there is something like 'progress'. It could be easy prove that such concept simply doesn't exist. But it would be off topic.

I know personally folks with 30 years experience in aikido, they not only not refining, but "regressing" (opppsss can't find better word ) as fast as they can. Many beginners with 10 years of experience have more sophisticated aikido. So your generalization isn't true.

I think we may safely say there is no such thing like " Linear Progression" or "Circular Refinement". Learning is pretty chaotic stuff.

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