I FREEZE!

Hey Tony. I hope all is well with you and your training..Anyways I tend to freeze when I spar. Why is that? I mean I have no problem sparring my friends but then when I face my instructor..I get gun shy..meaning I don't punch or kick or do anything..I can't figure it out..I mean I dont mind gettting hit but..its different when I fight my instructor or students from other schools...It's like my mind just goes blank and I forget everything? Have you ever gone through this and what can I do?

Sometimes I think I'm too competitive and I hate to lose...I'm scared of losing and failing...but I know thats how I grow...ahh..the martial arts is a wonderful tool for life aint it?