I am curious to see how many of you switched from external to internal styles, and what prompted you to make that switch. In particular, I am interested in hearing from folks who have some actual ring fight experience. It could be Boxing, Sanda, Muay Thai, Wrestling, Judo, Taekwondo, or any types of competitive matches where your opponent is not very cooperative... I used to study Shaolin, Qin-Na, Sanda, and Jeet Kune Do when I was young, but I switched to internal arts eventually. Currently I am learning Chen Style Hunyuan Tai Chi under Master Wang Feng Ming, a disciple of late Grandmaster Feng Zhi Qiang. Also, I'd like to hear your candid comments on the pros and cons of different martial arts styles, as you have seen more than one style already and probably have more balanced (and less religious) view than a single-style practitioner. By the way, here is my teacher's website: Link removed He teaches in NJ, NY, and CT. I am taking his weekend classes. I look forward to hearing your thoughts!