“No tree, it is said, can grow to heaven unless its roots reach down to hell.” (Carl Jung)
As a beginner, one can see the distinction from advanced techniques to basic techniques. But for someone who is growing in the art, the distinction disappears. What's left is only growth. When you are growing in the art, the basic is advanced and the advanced is basic.
(That's the "vertical" analogy. The "horizontal" analogy pertains to the various impact and edged weapons categories including empty hands.)