It is a great article
Gem has shown true class , to allow folks to vent and move on .
Putting his opinion out there clearly and letting the truth stand on it`s own merits .
The thread could of been read as okinawan bashing , But the truth is it`s not a race problem but a mindset and personality problem that can strike martial artists of any race .
Uchi has got a reputation for ridiculous testing . In fact when I mentioned to some very respected New Zealand senseis that I had been looking at Uechi , the conditioning was the one thing they really new about it . They joked that it was nuts , but there must be some truth in there mind to jest ?
Oh that and one of them had a book of yours George
I personally think conditioning is ahuge part of being effective , however testing it is something else .
and to be tested by someone who deos not know your capabilitys/and or limits is just foolish and dangerous .
This is of course only IMHO , i`ve never been in the situation and am far form an authority on it , it just seems common sense to me .