What makes for a good program?
A new school offering MT and BJJ just opened about 15 minutes from my house, so I was happy to hear that. About a year back I spent 2-3 months at a school about 45 minutes away, but stopped going for a few reasons. I enjoyed it, but I felt the instructors themselves were...sub par, to say the least. There was no question as to whether they knew what they where teaching, the problem was that they really weren't teaching anything at all, it was more or less a bunch of shadow boxing and then group up and throw punches/make attempts to submit your partner.
So this leads me to my question. Tell tale signs of a good school. What, if any, are they? This place is new, so it doesn't have a reputation to go on, and I can only sit in on so many sessions without feeling like an asshole. So what's the deal, I don't wanna get stuck like last time, what should I look for at this new place?