Re: When do people start to "get it"?
some years ago a group of folks at my dojo went to a seminar (in Ohio) taught by Ikeda sensei of the famed Bujin. Sensei would go around the room and had folks grab his hand (katate dori). Sensei asked "I got it?" what he meant was "did I get your balance/center?" whatever your answer were, he would drop you. of course he got it on everyone. after a day and a half of "I got it?", it was getting tiresome. when one of my sempai turn to grab Sensei, he got the "I got it?" question. There was a pregnant pause and my sempai gave the most sensible answer: MAAAYYYYBBBEEE. Sensei laugh out loud and proceed to drop my sempai.
my answer: maybe