agreed. in the 1984 the head of the American Uechi- Ryu George Mattson took a group of people to China to dig deeper into the roots of Uechi - Ryu. they didnt find what they were looking for. there was a feeling that combative Kung fu was still very secretive and forbidden. George made a comment that we may have very well met some of the people we were looking for but no one would admit it in public under the eye of the government. here is some home video of the trip. at about 1:50 in the are in the public square, notice the dress of everyone there...it is still very much Mao's Communist China.