Hi everyone, I'm wondering what your thoughts are about an instructor's intentions. I'm not so much referring to a McDojo but to an instructor who comes off as disingenuous or too "business." I know that not every sensei can be expected to teach out of their garage and charge minimal fees, just teaching for the pure love of the art but, what are some telltale signs that an instructor is only seeing dollar signs? I've kind of been getting these vibes from one of the two head instructors where I train. For example, the kid's program seems like a belt factory and kids are always testing (and parents are paying testing fees). I get that it's a business but I don't know, maybe I'm too accustomed to the way my previous sensei operated. He was not running a commercial school at all. I am happy with my training and the level of knowledge that my instructors have so maybe I'm just being too picky? From what I've observed the adult program is much more individualized and students learn and progress at their own pace. For example, one student in the adult class has been a yellow belt for over a year.