Now - I'm not saying that 100% of what is said about some of the more popular Okinawan systems applies to Uechi. However, I am saying that if the whole island was doing tegumi...then it may be in the realm of possibility that throwing was a "you understood" in the language of fighitng for Okinawans.
Everyone knew how it was being used, so nobody had to really talk about it.
Know what I mean?
Dana I think the fndamental flaw in your position is that karate , and particualrly Uechi is a chinese . I`ve gone the Mcarthy and Tegumi road , I`m applicative in approach , and it takes a paradigm shift , and some hard work , but it does seem obvious looking back .
the throws are there , look at the chinese arts and youll find them in Uechi too . But of course JMHO
I do not think Uechi is predominantly striking .
maybe your point was they are there but werent possibly passed on because of it being general knowledge ?
with this I would agree , but I`d be even more inclcined to say because of intentional direct change in teaching and purpose they werent passed on .