I have to agree as well. Every night we go through basics before we go to anything else.To me, basics, principles and concepts drive the training in Martial Arts. "The bigger the base, the taller the building" is a concept we stress. So we constantly work foundation. My dynamic in class is also tough. I have 5th Dan, 3rd Dan, then drop to Browns belts, then another gap to Blue Belt. It was tough at first to get everyone on the same page. But through the years, I found a way to have each person working on their base, and their basics. To me, my students reflect what I do, so I want them technically sound. In order to do this, basics must be practiced. So every night, at the beginning of class, we go through our basics.