I understand. The point I am making is that examining the potential of uke to avoid entanglement in that range is, to me, greatly preferable to using uke from within that range. The latter is certainly possible, but a focus on this aspect seems to largely ignore the former. Just because most people allow themselves to get into the grappling/clinch range all too easily doesn't mean it's inevitable. To me, uke give you a potent means of avoiding the range as far as possible. This means using them very differently from "standup grappling".