@Miss L Toad,
Please note -- I am not delivering a "slap in the face" or a nukite to other participants, nor do I slyly intend to. In all my writings, I state often that my books are written strictly from a Zankai point of view, and do not direct the training or change the instruction given by others.
From Vol. 1:
"The contents of this publication are not intended to contradict the teachings of others, and are neither directive nor serve as a guideline or suggestion for the training or administration of any system, style, or school of karate other than the UechiRyu Zankai. Everything in this book represents a Zankai perspective. Regardless of how strongly-worded, insistent, or controversial any piece of information may be, the purpose is non-confrontational and the reader may freely believe or reject it. This book was not written to convince, proselytize, or initiate polemics, but simply to share some understanding of the principles, ethics, and concepts taught within the UechiRyu Zankai. If you wish, you can consider the entire book to be purely an expression of my personal opinion."
"Finally, nowhere in this book or in the dojo do I state that this or any style is better, superior, or preferable to any other style or system. There are only differences. Ultimately the practitioner chooses his path according to his needs and preference. We do our best where we feel our best. To each his own."
Such is reiterated in all of my writings.