The more I learn about fighting the more I see how many variations there are. Take for example casting. Whoever thought that was actually a style or a technique. Problem is you're prone to breaking your hand.
Ultimately it deals with the situation so I hate to say one style or technique is better than the other. I learned the Tae Kwon Do snapping kicks then converted to the Muay Thai dead leg kicks. So it's somewhere in the middle now...
Whatever suits you or suits the situation. As long as it works...
Marcus Aurelius: Tell me again, Maximus, why are we here?
Maximus: For the glory of the Empire, sire.
Baked, not fried... the healthy choice.