ok we have only 2 instructors in my dojo the black belt is a female and i'm a assistant instructor certified by the ajka but the student in our dojo pay attention very well to the instructor as well as i i think its more as how you disaplin them when they dont do as instructed rather then age or gender i have have a storm team that even helps teach when they are needed if an instructor is unable to attend the other and the storm team works togather