If you find yourself on the ground resting on one knee, there is a way to get up back into base safely and effectively without the need to put your hands on the ground.
Take your leg that’s on the ground, and swing it out like it’s a windshield wiper.
Next, curl your toes, raise your front knee up and rotate your back foot. This will allow you to quickly stand up into a base fight stance while never dropping your hands or losing eye contact.
When you practice this, you will learn how easy it is to return back to basic fight stance when you are down on one knee.