Flowing River Martial Arts
In order to get better at anything, you have to practice. The goal of practice is to get to the point where you do without thinking. The more skills become automatic, the better prepared you are to defend against any situation.
The real goal isn't practice, it's progress.
Practice allows us to overcome, to push past our current limitations - whether they be physical or mental.
Check out this article on perfect practice.
Here are some videos for practicing on your own.