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Old 06-26-2006, 12:49 AM   #13
George S. Ledyard
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Re: Linear Progression, Circular Refinement

David Skaggs wrote:
Thank you George,

With great respect to you, I did not say or mean to imply a concept of stopping.
I like the hologram analogy.
My idea in asking the questions is that it is better to learn a few techniques very well through alot of practice (circular refinement) than one technique after another quickly until you have learned a huge amount of techniques( a linear progression). With the hologram analogy I can see where the linear progression can be found inside the circular refinement.
I am actually usuing this concept in my teaching... I do fewer techniques these days but teach them on a much deeper level. I try to get people to see the different principles at work in the fundamental techniques. If people can understand these principles, they can later add techniques at any time.

George S. Ledyard
Aikido Eastside
Bellevue, WA
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