I started my new martial arts class last Monday 1/5 and am already walking out with gems of knowledge. Last night our professor described fighting moves as words and learning them as building a vocabulary. He explained that anyone who can learn anything as complex as communication can also learn martial arts.
First we learn basic words, then we learn how to put them together into sentences, then we build our vocabulary and build that into sophisticated statements.
It is the same way with martial arts. Basic strikes which become more sophisticated with practice. Once a basic set of skills are so ingrained that they are habitual then more complicated skills can be placed on top of them to create a deeper skill set. This gave me faith for any complicated skill that seems difficult at first. I will think of it from the point of view that if I learned how to talk without thinking about it, I can learn how to do anything.