Posted this elsewhere as I didn't see this section of the forum. My bad.
"Hey guys. I'm starting MMA training in a few weeks. I have sparred before with relatives and friends. My ground game is my strong point, however my striking sucks. I'm slow and awkward with it and get caught way too often. Just wondered if anyone has any tips or pointers so than when I start training properly I don't get KTFO every session. Cheers."
Someone suggested to keep my hands up. I'm thankful for any advice but I don't fight with my hands at my waist, I'm not a total retard with my stand up lol. It's more when I go for punches, the other guy is so much faster than me and catches me coming in and when I come back out. I can kick very hard and have no problem with that aspect, it's just the hands I'm really sucky with.
HW - Brock Lesnar
LHW - Rampage Jackson
MW - Anderson Silva
WW - Thiago Alves
LW - BJ Penn