Re: Is it proper?
Some instructors do not coddle on the mat. If you are doing the technique properly, nothing needs to be said. Draw your encouragement from the fact that you are not corrected. If you know that this is your instructor's style, you will understand that his silence is a compliment, and you will take it as such. Cheer up, you COULD be training with one of those guys who never says ANYTHING, positive or negative, but only demonstrates techniques in silence. There are many like that. Count your blessings, and look to your mother for compliments.