That is very likely. Good insights! Thank you. There has definitely been blood on the floor in the 1 vs 2 sparring of senior students.I'd guess (with too little information for this to be an educated guess) that something about the situation feels dramatically different to them. Enough is changing (at least, to them) at the same time that they have anxiety about it. Perhaps they've seen senior students going at it hard, and that's their expectation of what goes on once the gloves are on, or something like that.