There is no plan. Just react. I personally do not believe in the planned strategy of personal battle, self defence or otherwise. Say in war, the strategy might involve things such as, move this here, move this there, you attack this base, you attack that base, etc. But I doubt that anybody, including soldiers, in the being ambushed (self defence like situation) would think, or plan .... okay I'm gonna do this, hmmm never lift my foot, hmmm try jab the head, etc. You just let your "fighter" instinct take control and see how it goes. If I have anything that resemble any plan, it is to learn: How to punch - solved by going to boxing class regularly How to influence the flow of combat involving multiple opponents - go to Karate class regularly How to take people down and prevent from being taken down - take some Judo class How to deal with weapon - learn how to use weapon from Eskrima, Kenjutsu, etc How to deal with the ground work should I fail to stay standing - learn BJJ These skill sets should set some muscle memories into my body. Therefore, should situation arise that I am being put under anyone of these situations, I will simply react accordingly.