In a crucial self-defense situation you always want to maintain your balance. To that end you have to be very careful about kicking. We emphasize stomps and low kicks aimed at the insteps, shins, calves, knees, thighs and groin.
TIP - understand that your choice of clothing will dictate your ability to kick. Sweats - no problem. Skinny jeans - problem. Cocktail dress - problem. When you are clothes shopping go into a dressing room and see what kind of range of motion you have in the pants that you are considering to buy. And if you can still find some Action Jeans you can be just like Chuck Norris!