At 1st level, 2nd level, and every four levels thereafter, a master of many styles may select a bonus style feat or the Elemental Fist feat. He does not need to meet the prerequisites of that feat, except the Elemental Fist feat.
Does this mean that a MoMS could take a style feat later in the feat chain and make use of it (i.e. enter the associated style), without getting the first feat in the chain? For example, could I get and use Crane Wing and/or Crane Riposte without ever acquiring Crane Style?
Perhaps I've misunderstood the Master of Many Styles text, and "bonus style feat" refers only to the first feat in the style feat chain. If so, then it's not clearly worded as such.