It’s important to know how to defend yourself because you never know when you might be attacked, but there is more to developing the skills you need than you might think. The fundamentals are discussed here. You can learn this yourself. You could take a class or find info online.

Key Takeaways:

  • Knowing and practicing the fundamentals is vital to developing self-defense skills.
  • At first blush, fundamentals look like a “crash course” in boxing or kickboxing. In a few hours, students learn a variety of pugilistic techniques and movement patterns.
  • Fundamental are the mechanics of combative movement: positioning yourself, moving with balance and fluidity, and hitting with power, efficiency and resilience.

“In the case of self-defence, fundamentals are the basic principles of combative movement.”

http://www.randylahaie.com/blog/fundamentals-of-self-defence/