I wonder if it's a combination problem. For instance, if someone is afraid of getting hit or hurt, they, in turn, are more reserved when attaking. But someone who has been hit and is not afraid may not be as skittish. I've taken a bit of boxing and gymnastics, along with dancing, so I'm not really scared of being hit or thrown (though maybe I should be
), so perhaps that's why I was a little "eager" in the class, whereas some people may have never had any such experiences.
In either case, I'm going to try to take it at the same pace as eveyone else. Gentle, but firm and "Commited", as Alphete so eloquently put it.