"So, if you prepare to deal with these simple, un-trained attacks, you're on good ground for the un-trained majority.
By this I mean attackers who try to use what they've seen on TV, with no specific training as to what actually make these techniques work, or even cognizant of the rules-set in which they are applied.
I think your approach can easily deal with these cases, even if you feel the Uechi-training you're getting is less than adequate."
Well firstly Neil let me say how glad I am that you have not said that I am knocking Uechi
............because I'm not. what I am knocking is bad karate, and it comes in many different styles....as to the business of untrained attacks you are quite wrong, my training methods come about because of the different systems that I have studied, I have taken what I think valuable and dumped what I think is useless
.....also as I work in law and order I get to read about street violence in the society that I live in, so that helps as well.................The idea that because you do a martial art you will only have to deal with the top 10% or 5% of folks is wrong, very ................even disturbingly wrong, don't ever think that way...don't ever think that you are tough enough to take what life can throw at you, because you may be very badly surprised
Think of what I have said as a "training method".like Mccarthy has his most common attacks.I have a basic method, to this I add a strategy..................basically that is what I look for in a martial art, something to make me better...occasionally as with this last club they were teaching stuff which if I had listened would have made me worse