Stay aware of your surroundings. Make sure you know the area or establishment you are going to. If you sense danger or extreme risk, do not go there. Once you are in an area or building, make a mental note of how to escape. Also, look for ready weapons, such as sticks, chairs, salt shakers, ashtrays, etc. Sit or stand with your back to a solid wall so your back is protected. Note where you can run or roll to seek cover.
Wear clothing that is appropriate for that destination. Consider that the attire you choose may cause an offensive response towards you. Slick or sticky soles on shoes may limit kicks. Tight clothing may limit movements, as well as kicks. If needed, your belt can become a weapon by wrapping it around your hand and striking with the buckle.