I am a student of TKD WTF, white belt, been training for 2 months.
I've been stumbling on the problem of controlling my movements recently. Our teacher gives us a lot of self-defense training, but the moves it uses can have horrible effects. I as a beginner cannot control all my reactions yet and sometimes I react too swiftly and inaccurately and hurt my opponent in a way or another. For example, when practicing self-defence with wooden bars, I hit my opponent's head, when I should only be performing an immitation of the hit with understanding of the hand movement and position technique. I know that the TKD I'm learning is a full-contact sport and doing (and receiving) some harm is inevitable, yet I would like to attain more control over my movements, as the thought that I could hurt any of my training partners seriously is horrifying. How can I improve it?