The Japanese have a built in dislike of detailed instructions about how to do things; they regard such instructions as patronizing if not insulting. It is up to the individual Japanese to discover what is going on and how things are done, first by observing and then by doing. This follows the stories I have personally read, heard and experienced where the sensei often sat on the side lines and observed.
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