the quality of instruction was great and there were good fighters at the school however they point sparred and had no experience at continuous full contact wtf style sparring. It was a minimum contact, point type sparring. That aspect had nothing to do with the quality of instruction on techniques and how classes went. They didnt have any experience fighting because they didnt focus on it like some schools do. The ATA fighters seemed to focus soley on scoring the first point and looked no further past that. they were not prepaired for a counter or a hard blow. In class, there were a few who were good, but at the tournament it was easy to clean up. like i said, I think GM Lees school was the exception because the other schools in the area were not as good. You have some schools who study the techniques and perfect them, while spending most of the class focusing on the "art" side. On the other hand you have schools who soley focus on winning competitions and spend NO time perfecting the art. As with every school, you will have a majority of the students who are "average". no matter the quality of instruction, you will always have those that suck. but in the end the majority wether suck or good will reflect the level of the instructor. but i didnt say they sucked. many were good, just inexperienced at fighting. at least fighting someone like me.