A term that describes a student's progress in learning any disciple. Shu or "obedience" indicates the initial stage when the student follows forms strictly. "Ha" or "detachment" indicates the stage when the student begins to experiment and consult other masters. Ri or "separation" indicates full ...

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Korean Equivalent of Shu-Ha-Ri?

One of the things that gets talked about a lot in martial arts (and software methodologies, for that matter) is that of Shu-Ha-Ri. We seem to follow a similar pattern in my hapkido class, but I have ...
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How can a teacher recognize that a student has progressed from 'ha' to 'ri'?

The Japanese use the concept of Shu, ha, ri to indicate progress in development/growth. Straight from its WikiPedia page, Aikido shihan Endou Seishirou said: It is known that, when we learn or ...