I recently had an interesting discussion where things were broken down to their almost stereotypical, defining, single word; what makes it useful and special.
Some examples, starting with what I work with currently:
Boxing: Simplified - You do one thing and you do it better than everyone else. (I actually sort of disagree with myself on this one. I think aside from the obvious, footwork and body movement - or simply "movement" is better in boxing than any other style, with a close second of TKD)
Muay Thai: Brutal - IMO the most painful style on the planet. If it doesn't work, don't use it because you will be broken. Trial by fire.
BJJ: Unique - No other style spends so much time on the ground in such bizarre positions.
How would you define Uechie-Ryu? Any other styles you've trained in? You get penalized for saying "effective".