Hi I'm doing this wimp to warrior course, have been doing it since Feb but its been delayed twice, so finally we are about to have our fights on the 4th Dec. At city kickboxing though, its not really wimp to warrior, its more like "athletes with some existing fight experience learn MMA - to warrior". Most people in the class are athletic and many have previous combat sport experience. Heck, I even have a blue belt in BJJ, but I hadn't trained in 10 years. I'm the oldest at 44 and not a big guy (5'7, 155lb) But am in pretty good shape, have lucky to have no injuries over a lifetime of sport (soccer, DH mountain biking, etc). So in standup, I don't have much experience, its all been new. I find my movement is ok, but when I get rushed, I tuck my chin and have my hands up, which makes it hard to keep eyes on my opponent. Its getting better, usually way more comfortable with people my own size, but vs the big guys in my class and most of them are, i just cover up and kinda of sense where they are, throw an uppercut or something or push off and circle away - but usually get hit a few times. Everyone is pretty cool though, havent been hurt much in sparring. So its in "walling" up, I lose line of sight, which means a retaliatory punch is usually thrown blind. Is not as bad vs opponents my own size, admittedly its a reflex based on intimidation factor sparring these much bigger opponents. And honestly, as athletic as I am think I am for a 44 year old, I'm not as fast, don't have the reaction times etc as these young guys. Any advice?