Hard to tell.
Sometimes it looks like he's putting his hands up or trying to stand up, only like the last 3-5 shots look like it should be stopped for me. In fact, half way through those shots I'm pretty sure he tries to grab one of his hands to stop the punching.
Could just be me, though.
"You lack the requisite spine and testicular fortitude to study under me"
"You do not know the first note of the music that moves me."