the one with the Lance, he's supposed to be a noob if I guessed it right? I kind of am a noob too... or rather, a Newbie, since MH3: Ultimate (3DS) was my first MH game & if I read it right on the wikis, Lances & Gunlances' (which I use primarily against "Bosses"/Large monsters) can block the heaviest blows? At least compared to the other weapons. (that you can block with) anyway, so far, I mainly use Gunlances against "Bosses"/Large Monsters & Sword+Shield for everything else.
Normally, I favor hit-'n-run, but against bosses, I tend to get distracted with trying to land as many hits as possible, instead of analyzing their attacks. So instead, I keep my Shield up most of the time, & after a successful block, counterattack.
& I can relate to what happened to Hunter in this animation XD