Combinging Karate (hand techniques) with Boxing?
been having a hell of a hard time lately with this. I've done shotokan for around 9 years now (the last year and a half on my own), and have been trying to get more seriously into boxing at my gym for the past few months (unfortunately i'm only able to make it to 1 boxing class a week, 2 if i'm REALLY lucky and don't work thursday nights, so that's part of my problem but it is what it is), and i've been having a difficult time with the sparring. I've certainly improved over the past couple months, but i feel stuck right now.
I feel like i'm at a point where i can't quite apply either as effectively as i want to. I've been trying to work on using some of the skills that boxing teaches (i.e. covering up, using footwork to get around people rather than karate footwork of getting back) and applying it with a combo of boxing and karate punches (obviously some hand techniques i can't use, because of boxing gloves, and the fact that we're doing light boxing sparring lol), but i'm having a really hard time with this.
I don't know how to word it better sorry, if anyone has experience with this let me know, i'd love to figure out some things i can do on my own time to help improve in this!