How many styles of Kung Fu are there?

I’m currently an intermediate beginner (about nine months) student of Ying Jao Pai, Northern Eagle Claw style, and I’ve heard of many other styles.

I was wondering who else on the SDMB studied Kung Fu and about the various styles (I know there are a lot). How different are they and what are their various “reputations” among each other and among other martial arts.

I don’t want this to be a “my Kung Fu is better than your Kung Fu” thread or anything.

  • Please refrain from including Ultimate Rochambo Styles in this discussion. :slight_smile: