Well, since it's for the "love of God", I'll join in and share why I usually lurk at these rantings. For one... they serve me no purpose to learn anything. All I see is the rantings and ravings about who's "dissing" who. Like some must walk on eggs to say the appropriate thing so as not to offend. Truth be told, if the so called "outsiders" don't like it - leave! (What I mean by outsiders has nothing to do with the style one takes)
I've observed the ego swelling rantings of both Uechi stylists and other stylists over the years I've been visiting this website. I usually try to ignore it. I'm not learning anything.
It's one thing to say "I believe the vertical punch in Isshin ryu is better for me because I feel I can deliver it with more power and speed".
And a response to that was...
"Well for me, I like the Uechi shoken because for me, I can deliver it just as fast and the penetration from my well conditioned knuckle is devasting"
But, (if I may be so bold as a kyu to say) the CRAP I read here is...
"You don't know what internal arts are. If you've seen master timbuktu you'd know. Only then would you know. You speak without knowing... ladee freakin' da & etc... In my cyber temple we don't speak of such things, we belong to the house of Sinanju and Shiva will return."
Gee, you'd wonder why people, who have been involved in the arts for so many years may feel a "twinge" of offense to someones air of superiority.
Personally, I commend the way some have attempted to handle these accusations of our so called ignorances and unenlightenment. I would have just said Bite Me! But I don't know any better. I visit these forums to learn, not debate. That's for the seniors to do. But when I see the "debates" turn to personal insults (Airhead remark comes to mind immeadiatly) how can I take the poster seriously. That's what the mouse and scroll bar is for.
I could go on but I'm getting tired of thinking of all the things I want to say.