Thanks for all your responses. You have all given me a lot to think about. Though I must say that I have been surprised by the content. I just find it difficult to believe that my instructor is at fault. The other students in the class like him and they are all very impressive karateka. So he obviously can teach.
Sounds like he can teach those he feels have the most potential and to hell with everyone else. Do you think it's because you're female?
So, I can't help thinking that there must be something very wrong with me. Maybe I am wasting his time. I know that I have reached the highest grade I could ever hope to achieve. But I still would dearly like to improve on the techniques I have learnt up to this point. I guess that isn't really the right attitude.
There are good instructors out there, just find one that is willing to share knowledge with everyone,not just his kronies.
The2nd ammendment, it makes all the others possible. <///<