Beginners are always clumsy and awkward. This is inevitable and to be expected.
Their self-consciousness is extreme, and must be tempered with repetitious training, awareness and insight.
The urge to 'fight' is common.
This too must be removed.

The baggage of the 'self' must be unlearned and discarded.

Students are taught how to do things in a manner that encourages sincerity, harmony and power.
They learn to master self before attempting to master another.

That is why there are 7 intermediate belts to work through.