To keep yourself humble and aware try this: Stand in your own conversational distance from a partner (note that your good distance is not another’s so later switch and become aware of that difference in movement psicology) Now put your hands at the lower back and take turns with light slaps to the head and fists to the neck. After a while pick up the depth of the hit while your partner evades and redirects your strikes. The option of preemptive strike is there but try to limit this for this drill. Now have your partner grab your hands and your job is to free a hand and strike in this fashion as he evades. Don’t forget to use the other hand too to either block his blocking hand or to break form and so forth. Than just place your hands palm to palm horizontally and repeat this.