strickmr wrote:Anyone recommend a book to read on it? I feel like it shouldn't be taught in a book, but maybe it can offer a few good tips.
I don't know how your sensei will approach things, but a lot of "traditional" Japanese teachers tend to want you to ask them
for your educational needs. With some people, going "outside" your sensei's teaching can be felt to be a betrayal of a core bond of trust and commitment. With some people, you can "blow" the relationship by doing so very overtly.
So you will likely have to get a "feel" for that situation with your sensei.
At first...... your sensei should be your sole "teacher" on this field of study. Go into things with him/her as a totally blank slate. Simply follow their example and instructions, and hold the "but......." or the "I read somewhere......" or the "xxxxxx told me to........ " until you are well along to a certain level of understanding.