I wish that were true for me. I think it depends on a number of factors, such as: How good a person's proprioception is. Like, do you know precisely in space where all your limbs are located. How good a person's gross-motor control is. Like, does your foot go exactly where you tell it to in space, or does it only go approximately where you direct it. How strong a person's stabilizing muscles are. How good a person's sense of balance is. My brother-in-law can watch a movement in a martial-arts film, and then just from having seen the movement once, he can then mimic it perfectly after just 2-3 practice attempts. It boggles my mind when I watch him do this. The point is, I think there's a big neurological component to martial arts. Some people are wired so that their "kinesthetic intelligence" is quite high. Sadly, I am not one of those people.