Thing 1: I am very new (2.5 weeks in) to martial arts. Something that really surprised me is how uncoordinated I am and how difficult I am finding it to execute even the most elementary techniques. The first day I couldn't even punch with the correct hand! I am told that this is learnable, that after awhile one feels less like a total goober. The question is, how long did it take you to achieve some semblance of coordination and control?
Thing 2: How does one deliberately learn control?