asshole. simple front kick or side thrust kick, a few hand strikes and blocks, simple ground-techniques. It's the building of CONFIDENCE that takes the months of hard work, really. Guys typically have the ABILITY to fight ok, in a 3-4 months, if they go at it right, under a proper teacher. However, it's more like 7-8 months before their MINDS grasp these facts (if indeed they EVER really do).