I really like this article from graciebarra.com. I find myself in this phase of training. I’ve been unknowingly following this “guide” to develop my spider guard. It’s been working relatively well. I am just starting to come out of that awkward feeling stage that it talks about. 🙂 However, because I am slower to learn than 99% of other students, I’ll give myself 3 or 4 times the time frame it suggests. Give the article a read and tell me what you think.