How to Become a Lethal Weapon in Two Weeks! – Protective Measures While I recommend that you strike first as soon as you sense eminent danger (provided the attacker is close enough for you to get to him), there are times when the attacker will keep his distance as well, waiting for the right moment to strike.
Or, sometimes, he may be able to make the first move by getting to you before you realize that he’s there. (After all, he’s trying to use the ‘element of surprise’ to his advantage as well.) In those cases, knowing how to protect yourself using either blocks or diversions will come in handy.