I recently tried teaching my neighbor how to punch and throw a couple kicks. I basically showed him the basics and answered his questions the best i could. He did quite well for the first time ever throwing a punch or kick i was impressed. The bad thing is he has no patience and gets distracted easily. So i didn't force him to do it this was mostly for fun and he's interested in losing weight. During our session i didn't criticize his technique i just let him do his own thing and work on the heavy bag. He asked me how his punches were i responded nobody's perfect you did good for the first time, i said i can show you a thousand times the correct technique and you still won't get it, it takes lots of practice over time your techniques will improve it just takes time. When i first started boxing not for competition my punches looked like crap im not trying to be sexist but the term we use is girl punches. Meaning they were like clawing and my elbow was low so i had no power in my strikes. They showed me over and over how to do it correctly it never helped, what did was patience and practice. I hope he continues training with me i dont want to push him because it might piss him off then i wont have a workout partner. Anyway, the main thing i was going to say was teaching is hard, especially when your looking at each other your rights and lefts our different and its harder to explain because of this. I give props to teachers its not as easy as you might think and can be a complicating experience. Like for instance i show him a block its different from his point of view, i have to think about how it looks from his perspective if that makes sense see im already confused lol.