Before I started Uechi-Ryu I studied the Wu long form set. My sensei had studied in China for 10 years and was great.
I had many one on one lessons which really fast tracked my progress.
Then I met Laird and am learning Uechi. I have found that the arts compliment eachother very well. Both are circular and there are shared moves in the katta's. I found that Tai Chi REALLY helped my grounding and focus on slowing down the motions of Uechi and analyzing them fully.
Tai Chi is also easier on the shoulders and joints, so I find myself performing Uechi katta's in Tai Chi speed to ease the stress on my shoulders.
Tai Chi has also helped with flowing the moves of Uechi together and balance in crane moves.
I still do my Tai Chi set every day, however I think it has been affected by my Uechi, and vice versa.
It has been a great asset to my martial arts.
The Dragon likes to twist, wind, and coil. No rules apply; an attack will occur when you least expect it.