I wonder how I could learn to avoid getting hit . Today i figured I'd get my mate to throw punches at me in boxing gloves and i wouldn't hit back, just try to block and evade. Told him to hit hard and tried to avoid getting hit as much as i could. Is this a good way to learn this? I was blocking or evading most of the punches but I feel some of the evasions and blocks would not work with better opponents. Is it possible to learn it like that? Also, I tend to have problems with evading or blocking long combos in sparring. I just can't follow where the guy will hit and eat a few punches. Some techniques I could use to make my evasions more effective?