I see that the old argument of "internal/external" power bothers you to some extent. I have to ask why? I'm sure those of us who have been on the forum for a while know for sure who the above author is. Who cares what he thinks? Besides, look at his arena, (rec-martial.arts) that speaks for itself.
He says, "Yet I did some Uechi, too." DUH! SOME!?!? I did plenty of first aid training in the army, does that qualify me to comment on brain surgery? Cancer surgery?, Tooth Surgery?, medical advice?
I suppose some people with their own "smugness" to their prefered art require an audience of ignorants (not stupid - there is a difference) to support their own egos and boost there own self worth while climbing up on their self created pedestals. Those truly seeking "A" truth will find it. Fools follow fools.
Who cares what it is called, internal, external, sideways, upside down, so what? It perpetuates silly arguments. When we (us plankton) need to find the answers about what we do (or try to do) we seek out those like yourself who have the years of practice, knowledge, and dedication.
Would any real martial artist listen to those who have nothing better to do than attempt to belittle or discredit another system?
Sorry if I spoke out of place but I felt like I had to let that out. It's bad enough there are "internal" problems. Why should we concern ourselves with the drivel from the peanut gallery.
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