Hi everyone! I started Thaiboxing a couple of months ago and I love it To the point where I am almost obsessed haha Which is good because I have a lot to learn. As a beginner I sure have a lot of weaknesses but the thing that I'm really trying to figure out now is how to react in sparring when you are being overwhelmed with punches or backed into a corner. In my first sparring sessions my hands went everywhere and I kind of turned my back a couple of times, which is not good Frustrating because it seemed as I reacted on instinct, not out of real fear, if you know what I mean. Then I discovered that I dont mind taking a couple of punches and decided to focus on staying calm and just learn absorb the punches without freaking out, which I have succeded with the last couple of sessions. However, I am sure there must be a better way out of these situations, I just have no idea how The last sessions I decided to punch or kick my way out and it worked a couple of times. Tried to do something at least, because some of the sparring partners dont stop until you fire back. If I manage to back someone into a corner in sparring I throw maybe 3 or 4 shots and then back off. Any pointers to how I should think and behave in situations like these? Focus on moving out of the way or countering? I guess this is a quite common problem for beginners?