Lama Pai? That is a style of Kung Fu. San Soo is another style of Kung Fu,. There are hundreds and hundreds of styles of Kung Fu. Listen, you want to study Kung Fu, go study Kung Fu. Don't let this forum talk you into something else. You are ultimately going to get better when it is doing something that you like/ love. That it is fun to practice and not a chore. Some people on this forum have a tendency to tell people to study their favorites sometimes rather than listen to what the person says they want to study. (This isn't directed as a knock on anyone in particular, just an overall observation after being on this forum for years.) 1. If you want your style of Kung Fu - or anything else - to be effective, make sure you pick a school that does drills with resisting opponents. And one that spars. It isn't the style of Kung Fu so much as the school and HOW they teach their style. Stay away from any school that says their techniques are "too deadly" to spar. Just because sparring might not let you try certain techniques does not mean you can't do tons of other techniques in sparring. How are you going to land a basic punch? Basics first! If you do forms in your Kung Fu style, make sure they explain the martial application thoroughly of every move in the form. That they focus on that. If they are teaching forms without application, it sounds like that wont' be what you are looking for. 2. It looks like no one here knows of a place right off the bat to suggest. So, do a basic google search of Kung Fu schools near your house. Do that, post a few links to the websites that look promising to you. Then we can take a look at it and the more experienced people here can look and see if we see warning signs of things to stay away from or things that some here think looks good/ legitimate. Also, make sure their hours mesh with your availability to work out. That it is close enough to get to regularly. That you can afford it. No point in us telling you about a school if their hours don't mesh with when you can go or you won't pay the price. So do a little searching and then we might be able to help better.