I always "freeze up" and almost panic when I have to practice getting out of take down scenarios in class and I don't know what to do about it! I don't practice a grappling system but am learning some techniques about how to respond to attempted take downs. I find it is far worse when I'm practicing with a male as opposed to another female. But even when I am practicing with another woman, it's still difficult to think or try and perform my techniques. If you experienced any of this awkwardness or anxiety when you first started grappling, how did you get past it? I asked a similar question a while back but I thought I'd get more practical advice asking those of you who train in a very close contact system. Thanks everyone!