I have moved cities and have found a new Muay Thai gym. The training in this gym is very different. When they train they use thai pads less often and do drills. When doing the drills they hit quite hard, especially on the low kicks which I find to be pointless. In sparring they can't go light and hit with momentum and throw dangerous moves. I have had a flying knee hit me in the face (not too hard), I have seen another guy get an elbow to on the back of his neck and haven't seen him in weeks, while boxing I got a very strong hook that gave me a huge black eye (after asking for them to go lighter). I am not afraid of getting hit, but it feels like there is a difference when people are looking out to not cause damage and put some fail safes on. The couches seem to be ok with this. I complained and they justified it. Last week during a seminar in knee drills a guy thought he had his rib broken.
What are signs that a gym is dangerous and should be avoided?
What types of injuries can be expected from sparring in practice?