Since I was young, martial arts have triggered my interest, and lately I attended some "try one for free" lessons in various gyms in my town. I come from a competitive level in a totally different sport (free climbing), so I know how serious training is.
I've been disappointed by all these lessons. Omitting the teachers that present themselves as the True Future of Martial Arts, besides those who clearly aren't that competent and physically fit (I don't ask for perfection since I'm a total beginner), I believe that's ridiculous to offer one hour long lesson, included the time for the locker room. This is for people who just want to persuade themselves that they are doing some physical activity.
Browsing a bit, it looks like that the Italian average is, sadly, this. Is my impression right? If not, is there any name of teacher that I should look for?
I intentionally don't state what MA I'm interested in. For me, good training is better than the subject. My preferences anyway are no weapons, completeness (e.g. not only defense), no "crystallized" practices that lack effectiveness.