Learning how to Defensively Get Up from the ground is an essential component of all self-defense and grappling arts. The Defensive Get Up is not an intuitive movement pattern but it can be learned very quickly with consistent practice.
Learning how to Breakfall is an essential component of most grappling and self-defense arts. The importance of knowing how to Breakfall properly is to ensure you prevent serious injuries and stay conscious when falling to the ground. Done incorrectly it's easy to break bones in the hand, wrist and forearm.