I have been involved with martial arts for almost 17 years. Six of those years have been spent at A.F.A. If close range personal self defense is what you are looking for, then you need to attend classes at A.F.A. No messing around; this stuff is direct and to the point. Definitely not for the light at heart. Classes are small, the instruction is superb, and this particular style, Shaolin Kuntao, is not found on every corner, in every town, in America. In fact, if you are lucky enough to run across a Kuntao instructor, stick with them. Kuntao is a very progressive art that is finally gaining in popularity; the respect for Kuntao has always been there. Check it out. You will not be disappointed!
Pros: Style hard to find., Instruction superb., Application is superb
Cons: 20 miles to train!