No interest in discussing kumites , just what a holistic more rounded approach would look like, why folks head for krav maga as per your words , what a modern educated student sees as lacking.
And yes it is about dangerous ingraining.
Neither do I...we have beaten that dead horse to death, time and again over the years.
But the reality of it is that if a student of Uechi, today, in whatever organization, is interested in progressing thru the Dan ranks and to become a Uechi teacher someday...he must at least know them...and then he can put them aside in a locked cabinet if he so wishes.
On the other hand, if a student wants to practice Uechi and has no interest in going up the rank ladder, then he should not be compelled to practice the kumites or whatever else he doesn't care for. People should be free to pursue Uechi training any way, shape, or form they wish, and that's fine, as long as they don't also expect to be promoted to high levels of rank in an organization with an established standard.
This should be obvious as Fair play, I would think.
And I will repeat what I have written here countless times_ that if a student learns the kumites that Master Uechi devised to help him familiarize himself with the system's tools...
AND THEN puts them aside, instead of incessant practice, THEN there will be no dangerous ingraining.
Operant conditioning requires continuous practice of any skill. Reason why, as Laird wrote, people who go to different kinds of seminars and learn a bunch of things they will not bring to their practice on the floor day in and day out...will quickly forget and none of that stuff will ever ingrain.
Rory was very clear on this point.