The purpose, I think, of these forums is to stimulate response and a good debate. I put forth the question of where are the leg sweep techniques in Uechi and you say Sanchin. Great. Tell us where so that we can discuss it.
One of the problems with electronic communication is that you don't know or understand the intentions, or the way that I or anyone else is saying something. What may seem arrogant to one is no problem to another because they look past the people and see only the conversation/debate.
For example in your post you say, and I quote: "It's that YOU don't work." Now I could look at that as a personal attack saying I don't work, because I certainly do, or I can look at the conversation and say that you meant "you" was in general terms. Now you may clarify that if you wish, but I choose to look at it that way.
As for me comparing myself to Van Canna Sensei and Walter Sensei as contemporaries, are you nuts? I have ALL the respect in the world for those two practitioner as practitioners (I don't know Walter sensei personally). I would not hesitate to work with either one. And if you notice that when mentioning their names I always add the word "sensei" after them, which is a title of respect. I placed myself in the same sentence only in the aspect of myself as a teacher. Now I could have put Kanbun Uechi sensei's name their as well and it would have meant the same thing.
If you look at this as being arrogant Joe, then I can't do anything about that. All I can say is that there are other forums for you to vent. I certainly hope that you see the comments in the meaning that they were intended, but whatever.
I don't intend to apologize for any of the comments made because they were done with the utmost respect for Van Sensei and Walter Sensei in mind, and if I can't use those who are my seniors as examples, then we might as well cut down the forums to only George Sensei, Van Sensei, and Bill B and Bill G Sensei (sorry if I forgot any other senior) so the rest of us don't forget our place.
Anyway, if you would like to add anything to this discussion, please feel free to, otherwise these particular comment can be better served as a private email or give me a call at my dojo.
Now back to the regularly scheduled program! :-)