How are you doing?
Sometimes the truth does not look good, but that's the fact. You are learning martial art and form an image that this is going to happen in a street fight. As a matter of fact, you don't know how you are going to be attacked.
Most of the time, you might face a surprise attack. When someone attacks you suddenly with a surprise, you are not ready for it. You might get freeze for a while as a natural reaction.
You spend a lot of time doing high kicks, that's nice. But there are situations where you cannot get enough space to raise your leg and kick. The attacker is very close to you. So what do you do? Hold the attacker until the referee comes and disengages you. Nope, there is no referee, no rules.
You can use your elbow, knee to strike when you are in close range. Maybe you are sitting on a chair and get attacked that time, you might not get the time to get up from the chair, let alone stand and take a position in a fighting stance.
If you really want to learn self defense, you have to be practical. There is no magic or any magic formula. If you want to be aware of some real-life attacks and situations, you can watch this video. Otherwise, just ignore it.
Stay safe. Always be happy!
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