When i was in school the only club in my area was JKA karate i hated it but i wanted to study some form of karate/selfdefense/martial arts so i did that for a couple of years i am out of school a couple of years and always endf up in the wrong town where the arts is not what is want.
I did some wing chun and enjoyed that very much moved to another town and now they are still busy opening a dojo where they will teach wing chun so yeah i am out for the moment but i stil have my wooden dummy and all of my things so i keep myself busy.
The thing to me is now that i am not going to class and do my own thing according to what i learned i like to change some techniques try new things i read in books and see in movies.i resently bought the movie from Jet li Fist of legend and when u see the free style in action against the traditional style it kicks ass.
So yeah maybe like Lightning count says develop your own style.
I will call my own style Han Foo swee.