Protection better be a high priority on your list of 2018 goals. It would seem that we hardly know where the threats are coming from. Whether people are being killed in the streets of New York City or if they are being gunned down in their house of worship, the threats are everywhere. Learning how to protect yourself and the people around you is of the utmost importance. If you know nothing about defending yourself I would say you are in a bad position.
This article covers a lot more than just tricks. In fact, it breaks down one of the most vital points of situational awareness. This is a great place to start when it comes to developing a solid base of self defense. Now it all comes with practice. Take this article in and make your plan. Be prepared.