I think I've p[osted this link here before.
I'm a BJJ guy, not much striking experience. Not disciplined enough to do the 'dance' of a traditional art. Americans don't have the att. span (or time)....I don't live in a monastery, work, etc. so I need something that's simple & works. I respect kung fu/tkd, karate, but I've seen these guys consistently beaten in the ring...by ground & pounders, bjj, etc.
What's great is that there are a lot of schools & styles available since this 'boom', & just about anybody can find a style and intensity level that suits them. I just did it to stay in shape, learn some tricks. I already have a lifestyle.