When you have to learn the techniques, often times you have to know it feels in order to know that you yourself or doing it right! Or sometimes you are just the guinea pig for demonstrations! LOL
I started martial arts when I was 6! My motivation for joining martial arts was the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! I am a 3rd degree black belt and have been doing it for 20+ years! I have competed in many martial art tournaments.
By age 15 I was teaching classes of all ages. At 21 I go a chance to represent the US in a black belt only tournament in Australia where I would win a gold medal in individual competition as well as group sparring!