Your attacker may attempt to circle you or try to distract you through yelling or physical gestures. Maintain visual contact with your target – the shins. If you must look elsewhere -for instance another potential threat- keep your attacker inside your peripheral vision. use your hands and remaining foot to steer while you rotate on your backside and track his/her lower legs. As he closes the distance, sliding sideways can keep your assailant from circling you and provide an opportunity to strike.