If you are thrown to, or fall to the ground in a street fight, you need a way to get up with the least risk of being hit. This technique shows the correct way to stand up in a street fight.
Put your left foot on the ground, lay your right knee down and put your right hand on the ground behind you. Make sure you have your left arm up for a guard against kicks to the head.
A close-up of the hand positions. You should be able to put all of your weight on your right hand and left foot so you can easily lift your hips off the ground.
Lifting your hips off the ground, throw a thrust kick with your right foot to your opponents leading knee. You may not make contact but it should make them move the leg back.
With the leg cleared out of the way, take your right knee under your right elbow and place it firmly on the ground. Remember to keep your left arm up for defense.
Simply come up and you're ready to fight.