Yeah, I still have a tough time getting hit. My brother is a kickboxer, so we spar whenever we're in the same city. He goes easy on me, but I can't help but flinch at anything coming to my face. I guess it's just something you get over with enough practice... I will make it to an MMA gym eventually, but I'm subletting out this place for 4 months while I finish college, and having a boxing gym in walking distance just seems like the universe giving me a gift.