I actually spent a good few hours practicing, and I thought I was getting the hang of it when I realized I was slanting everything the opposite way. I think it was the combination style, I can't explain how I was purling, something like pulling the yarn from underneath, but I was knitting into the backs of the stitches. It seemed OK, but I'm not that experienced of a knitter to be able to follow a pattern that way if I needed to adjust increases or decreases the opposite direction. So I went back to try to figure it all out again. I think wrapping the yarn around my pinky and using the index finger will work the best for me, I just need to practice keeping tension in the yarn.
I'd rather not try to adjut my English style because I still knit really slow and I'd like to speed it up without flicking my wrist around.