It seems to me that those who engage in profound research - be it physically, emotionally, or academically - reap the rewards of their work.
I know exactly where all our postures came from what root style/s in China they are derived.
Yahoo! I'd wondered since I started hearing stories of the gift of your "stealing eyes" from my teacher if any of the postures had been modified so much that they became unrecognizable compared to other forms. So that's good news.
I recently saw this video posted on a kung-fu forum. The poster claimed it to be hung boxing from the 1950's.http://www.siulam.info/charris/films/tweeman.wmv
I was struck by the pattern of the bridge movements at the open and how they reminded me of some of Uechi's rudimentary partner exercises.
I also see a relationship between the five-ancestor fist tradition and what I've seen of the Southern Mantis (SPM) I've posted on other threads. Both seem to come from the same root. The SPM I have videos of uses the sanchin stance as well as the shoken fist (both the as a strike with the tip and as a rolling to the point/grinding weapon.)
There's much to be digested from what's been written.
And Jay-san - thanks again for posting Mr. Campbell's responses.
be sure to share with us the new things you learn along the long road of study in Karate-Do
One of the best things I've learned so far is that Uechi - whatever it is as a system or a style - is a wonderful way to connect with folks and explore the world through many different eyes.
...and obviously there is still quite a bit of exploring for me to do...
a thousand thanks,