His class sounds like the all the 'traditional' karate classes I've watched. Stances, doing techniques in the air etc.
However, if Scrapper says this guy is sound, then that's a good recommendation, and these quote from their website sounds hopeful :-
"Bushidokan is best suited for those interested in effective street self-defense, tournament fighting, and fairly rugged physical conditioning."
"Sparring classes range from "no contact" to "full contact." These are usually karate sparring, although some judo sparring occurs as well"