The natural way to stand up, brining your upper body forward as you rise, will get you nailed by an opponent in self defense. Therefore, it's essential to learn how to stand up safely if you find yourself on the ground with an opponent standing. In the following example you see blue shirt using a kick during the stand up. If your opponent is at a distance or not quite as aggressive, you can use the stand up without the kick. It's also possible to add additional kicks before and during the stand up.
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