"What's your style?"
Well, I am the cool, quiet type. Slow to anger, but when...oh! Oh, you mean my martial art style?
Martial art style is not a term that relates to me too well. I know what you mean by it and it is an easy term of reference to use, but I have grown not to like it. Style as in martial arts is a certain kind of approach, like,
"In our style we use Chinese joint locks to make throws and takedowns.
"In our style we emphasize Filipino stick work to teach hand-to-hand..."
"In our style we use Japanese methods to teach self defense."
"We use a Korean/French mix to over come aggression."
"In my style of fighting I only teach knees, head butts and elbows."
Style with and upon styles. Highlighted expressions. I am rather, all about stripping the style from the moves. I teach the essence of combat, clean, practical, tactical. (if you want to call THAT a style, then you are one semantic devil!)
I try not to look a certain way.
I try not to have any finesse or flair (such is subjective system by system)
I am not interested in looking fluid, smooth or impressive.
You can have training on a particular tactic that is just as thorough and complete as any other "style," minus all the trimmings, outfits and flags.
Just nuts and bolts movements.
It is supposed to be shocking and ugly.
If I look pretty while doing something, it is strictly by accident.
How pretty is a car wreck?