Vovinam - Canoga Park, CA
I am currently enrolled in Vovinam in Canoga Park.
Vovinam is a flashy Vietnamese martial arts - a normal vovinam school will focus a lot of attention to demonstration with flashy moves like jumping leg scissors and staged fights. Fortunately, this studio does very little of that. It is more in line of an open club; there are instructors who came from (and fluent in) kick boxing, taekwondo, wingchun, judo, and jiu jitsu. The primary training is more of a kick boxing class with judo and jiu jitsu supplement; the only part retained from Vovinam are forms and basic techniques required for a belt promotion.
The class is always high energy and extremely cheap; however, the draw back are too many kids, old equipments, and high ratio of students per instructor (average class is 30+ participants with 3 or 4 instructors).
However, the wide range of instruction is unlike any other studios i've participated in and the dedication of instructors is unsurpassed (all of them volunteered to teach without payment). Overall, a very decent place to train.