Really the best advice we can give you is to seek qualified instruction in your area.There is no best style to take just look around and see what you think. Trying to learn moves on the internet is virtually impossible withour prior experience.
Keep that pepper spray at the ready and avoid dangerous places and walking alone.
You might want to read this www.nononsenseselfdefense.com
Hope I helped.If you have anymore questions don't hesitate to ask. [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/smile.gif[/IMG]
For FAQ on martial arts..http://martialarts.about.com/od/martialarts101/l/blfaq.htm
[This message has been edited by SANCHIN31 (edited 04-20-2005).]