That’s Not Uechi! Or is it?
Such an interesting comment.
Such an arrogant comment.
Such an insecure comment.
While most will think this will be a commentary on the lack of acceptance of anything I do different or being black balled if you will for being a heretic, it is really something different.
These forums blow up every now and then it is usually because someone has commented negatively on either OUR Uechi or OUR person.
And whether we are saying that is not Uechi or that is bad Uechi there really is not a lot of difference between the two.
Since I am what some have termed a heretic it pisses me off when people claim I am not doing Uechi Ryu.
The arrogance of that statement is astounding and I truly believe some psychological treatment is required
. (This would be a personal type comment but please read to the end before emailing George.
Yeah I know I said that is not what this thread is about but give me a minute.
Bill proposed the more correct comment of “That’s not MY Uechi.”
Now to me that would be a valid comment.
Now, to the flip side, in the past I may have said one or two (okay maybe a few hundred
) things that bash the prearranged Kumites and also what some have coined “Robot Ryu.”
If I gave it enough thought and introspection and I was willing to admit to it, am I not, in essence, saying, “That’s not Uechi.”
ARRRGGGG. Not something I find very palatable.
If we think about it if they say I do not look like the Uechi they want to see then I am not doing Uechi. If I say they are not training Uechi the way I want Uechi trained then I am saying that is not Uechi. (May be I need counselling.
What we really are saying is “that is not my Uechi." (Right Bill?)
And that I can live with.
In addition, I can disagree with YOUR Uechi and tell you why in hopes of a learning discussion, but just because you are not doing MY Uechi is really MY issue not yours.
So I may post why I disagree with YOUR Uechi and you can post why you disagree with MY Uechi but do not be so arrogant (humble remember) as to tell me I am not doing Uechi and I will endeavour to give you the same courtesy.
Anyway I have been trying to get back into the video clip game (I hope this weekend) so I have not been posting as much. Sorry about that. I have a few threads to post and some will be heavy subjects.