Does it matter if they fought before or not? If yes, do you care about record? 0-20? Years trained? Years teaching? First year? Students taught? Do you ask for your trainers credentials? Do you ask them any of these questions? What do you guys look for? What matters and what don't? How about someone who has been training for a few years but never fought in a real fight? No ammy fights or nothing? Or maybe someone who trained for decades but never fought? Or someone who only trained a year but fought many times? How will you choose? What's most important? I think to me the most important thing is how they teach and whether they know their art or not.