Here's what happened today: Okay, so I went to my friend's house to spar. Now, he's a really good striker by teenagers who want to be fighters' standards in that he can knock out anybody who's not Brock Lesnar-size or a muay thai veteran of 10 years in my personal opinion. He's also got a good wrestling base to defend takedowns and I'm helping him with the very, Very, VERY little I know after 6-8 months of jiu-jitsu because there's almost no one else around and he doesn't want to go in an mma class 'til after he gets an eagle in the scouts. So anyhow, I tried to throw a jab to stun him, but he flicked it down. So then I kept going for it, but again met without success. So then he tried to bum rush me. He couldn't get past my forearms because I have a good turtle shell because I hunch over when someone does that and I put my hands up so that my hands are like, in my cheeks and my shoulders cover the back of my jaw. So I wasn't hit in the head at all, but my stand-up is just terrible all around. Other than a karate purple belt and 6-8 months of pad work in muay thai, I have absolutely no stand-up. So, pretty much nothing. I can overpower people but the problem is I find it really hard to focus because I just panic unless I'm on the ground because I have a glass jaw. I find it really hard to focus and time strikes. I'm absolutely not going to just rush in because I can very easily get knocked out, and I was dumb and decided to get a judo membership to help my grappling before I found out I could do golden gloves and actually not suck at striking. What can I really do to not get knocked the fuck out? I'm thinking maybe if I throw feints before my strikes or lead with a leg kick, then punch. I have hand speed, power, and good movement speed, but I can't get any punches off. Thoughts?