For me...I'd like about 70-30 or 80-20, balance along the lines of Technique-Concept...
Basically I'm a "Teach me how to do it" kinda guy...BUT (!!!)
If you don't also share with me the Concepts and the WHY
of what I'm trying to learn, I'll lose interest and discount what techniques I've been taught...
If I can't see the relevancy then I don't retain the material. That may be why I have a hard time with independant study types of learning...that and I NEED to hear/see/do it...just reading it is of very small value to me!
Brown Belt (Uechi-Ryu)
(Phone # upon request)RickLiebespach@BigFoot.com
Brandon Okinawian Karate
Master Joe Guidry, Sensei
[This message has been edited by RickLiebespach (edited November 30, 2001).]