Xue Sheng said:Yes I know I'm late to this and probably posting inappropriately at this point but I am not getting a pint of Guinness or a SoCo and lime out of this. (For future reference I prefer Guinness - and it does not need to be cold either)
I believe wowser77 is looking to study multiple styles in order to combine them into something that works for wowzer77.
That is commendable but difficult, it is hard to understand any art well enough as it applies to you without extensive study of said art.
If you want a style that focuses on kicks to understand kicking train savate. If you want to focus on punching train boxing and if you want some groundwork try wrestling. CMA, JMA, MMA, TMA are not necessary there is much more to the study of Martial Arts than kicking, punching and takedowns.
Bruce Lee studied a lot of things to come up with Jeet Kun Do, boxing, Wing Chun, Thai kick boxing, etc. But he did have a solid understanding of Wing Chun and fighting before doing this.
Northern styles and high kicks, some yes, some no. Southern Styles and high kicks, some yes some no.
Wing Chun does train hands and low kicks very well and you can study Wing Chun for a year and have some understanding, look not to bad and be able to defend yourself. But you still do not have a good understanding of Wing Chun.
As per usual, spot on mate. Especially your last bit about Wing Chun. :asian: