Encourages students to ask questions and always answers questions to the best of his/her knowledge. If a good instructor does not know an answer, he/she will tell the student he/she will find the answer and get back with them, and then he/she ensures he/she does get back with the student.
Teaches the best techniques that they know. Good instructors tell students when they are teaching modified techniques or techniques that are replacing older techniques. They try to teach each student something new every class; but not more than the students can absorb and remember. Good instructors allow adequate class time for students to practice new techniques.
Makes step-sparring, self-defense, forms, and free-sparring a part of every class.
Attempts to make each class a fun experience for students. Good instructors appreciate the emotional thrill that students experience when they do things that they had previously thought they were incapable of doing.
Encourages students to help each other learn. Good instructors pair senior belts with junior belts to reinforce proper techniques and behavior.