Agreed. That's why my original post wasn't necessarily a knock against Krav. I can argue both sides of the issue and am truly on the fence.

I think the question in the Krav world is different than the one about McDojos because you do have that unique element of standardization required by mandatory training at the national center. So its not a black and white answer concerning the quality of instruction.

My situation was probably made more unique because I was one of the original students at this particular Krav school. When several of the initial instructors left, it made all the advanced students much more senior than the instructors who came in to fill their shoes.

In a perfect world, those advanced students (me included) probably would have gone into the instructor track and done all the training in LA. However, due to time and expense, that wasn't in the cards.