My old karate teacher really is
good, though. He saw the light! When I started sending him e-mails a few years ago telling him that everything he taught me was crap, he said, "I know, I quit, remember?"
My last question on this though. When I was checking out kickboxing and boxing gyms I noticed that nowhere I've checked out actually has much instruction. Tons of drills and cardio, and the majority of the teaching is from other students rather than the instructors. Is that normal? Everyone is super nice and all that but I kind of feel like I'm going through the motions and not being taught anything... and if all it takes is just drills and cardio, I could probably just do that on my own.