I've been thinking of starting a new martial art. Something i'm wondering is if there are practical martial arts that are flowery looking? Shaolin martial arts-out of the different styles which is the most practical?in streetfights and such like. As far as I've heard floweryness and practicality don't mix. But which ones are the most practical of the flowery ones and can anything be learnt from them that can't be learnt from practicality absolutes like wing tsun?
Also... Are there other theories like the centreline theory?