Use these things before you try to protect yourself with self defense moves. Self defense moves, such as punching and kicking, should only be used as a last resort, as any attempt to resist your attacker will only make him angrier and more determined to overpower you. A kick or a punch that is not hard enough, or not effective enough may do this. An elbow or knee to the groin area that does not have enough force may also have this result. The chances are that if you use the methods outlined previously you may be able to successfully fend off your attacker without having to kick or strike.

The limitations of the written media prevent the showing of self defense moves: how to block, strike, fall, escape an attacker's grip or respond to weapons. This is a skill that only self defense classes are able to give you.