Technique and Form; Anyone can have good form on the bag... But what I want to know is how to improve good technique and form in the middle of a fight, or sparring for starters... Most Amateur fights looks like two monkeys brawling... What can someone do to improve their composure and form? Hands Up; Every gym i've ever been to has told me I have a problem with dropping my hands, bad habit thats hard to break. It's getting better but keeping your guard up is something you can NEVER work on enough, especially for a shorter fighter such as myself. Aside from muscle endurance and keeping a conscious effort on not dropping your hands at all, do you guys have any good tips on how to beat this into being part of my fight game? Footwork; I know what I need, I need to be able to be quick on my feet so I can move in and out of angles to negate the reach disadvantage I will surely always have. I need to be able to quickly explode into my opponents "pocket" and dart in to get in MY range, not his (Lyoto Machida does both of the previously mentioned techniques very well).I also tend to cross my feet alot. So I know WHAT i need to work on, the question is HOW. What are some good drills to perfect my footwork. Push Ups and Sprinting only does so much, I need some ideas to perfect techniques such as footwork/head movement/etc... Head Movement; I love using head movement against taller guys in sparring, it's great for avoiding the jabs and getting inside (Tyson is a great example of a fighter that uses this style). Again, I know what I need but I want tips and any drills or ideas you guys have on HOW to improve it, I have a double end bag, but it feels kind of awkward, I take it it's because I dont have enough experience on it, but what other ways can I work on it? Also, I would appreciate if any drills/tips you have would work for solo training, but partner based training will also do.