when you are looking for a school, i would worry less about the name, and find out how often they do "tournaments". if they do more than 1 a year or 1 every couple years, find another school. a school that does tournaments is less interested in actual defense and more about how to win in a tournament. lifting weights is the enemy of a martial artists. lifting weights does not build your body, it builds muscles. martial arts gives you power and strength without adding muscles. the easiest people for me to beat in a fight have always been people who do karate or tae-kwon-do or people who lift weights regularly. i did a non-specific martial arts school for a number of years in my youth. i will now tell you about 2 "guest lecturers" that he had. at least once a year he would have a "guest lecturer" come over to his home/dojo ( same plot of land ) and for the whole weekend we would have a training/learning camp. 1) aikido: guy came over on a saturday and brought his own bags. he had some normal corn, rice, and water bags. he then hung up one of each and plastic mats under them. he then proceeded to break each bag in order by punching them with his left hand ( he was right handed ). he was in his 50s and had been practicing since he was about 10 he said. 2) wing-chun this was an old asian lady in her mid-late 50s who looked like a wind would blow her over. she had been practicing wing-chun since her early 20s after an abusive husband. she then had the "biggest" guy in our class who did weight lifting every day and was a professional trainer at a gym. she gave him a steel pipe, and had him swing it at her head with all his strength. she proceeded to block it with her fore-arm. it left a red impression but didnt leave a bruise or break her arm. aikido will teach you strength and how to destroy someone. wing-chun teaches you how to stop anything they will throw at you.