It really matters to your dojo.
The instructor at the Kenpo Karate of Oakland County dojo, which is in Michigan, is pretty good.
Although he teaches all the forms, traditional stances, etc. during private lessons, he uses, I'd say, about 2/3 of the time teaching real striking techniques which greatly remind me of Muay Thai.
Group lessons are about 50% conditioning and calisthenics, and 50% mittwork using different combinations of strikes, using fists, palms, elbows, knees, and shins.