Re: Sparring [Video]
There is nothing wrong at all with what you are doing with your left jab; you work it pretty smooth for a guy just starting out, and I think the guy that teaches you must be real good. Don't be afraid to throw the right hand with some zip; it will do you good to learn to throw it right, and the other guy needs to learn how to avoid it.
Now, here's the thing. A couple times you lean to your left to either jab to his head or body. That puts you off balance and sticks your face right infront of his right hand. Turn your right shoulder forward to go to your left. Turn it just a bit to let his jab go by, if you are going to jab back. Do you see? That lets you avoid his punch and gets the your weight coming back on your's. Turn a lot if your are going to go to his body.