Levels of Practice

Practitioners of an art can be divided by their level of knowledge and practice within the art-form; it is helpful to think of these levels as a natural progression, from an early novice-stage to a later mastery-stage, though not all practices are so cleanly divided. Most practitioners remain unaware of their level of practice. It should always be possible for a higher-level practitioner to intuit the actions of a lower-level practitioner, while the reasoning and actions of a higher-level practitioner may be indiscernible to those without the prerequisite knowledge or experience.