Learning happens as fast as it needs to happen. Asking for a quicker way to learn is like asking somebody else to read a text book so that you can better understand math. It doesn't work like that.
The traditional year or so of study before practicing is advocated because people generally don't understand enough of it all to understand how it works, why it works, or when they should use it. Some folks start right away. Some of those folks only think they start right away, and are staring at clouds that they're pretending to move.