Have a partner stand at a comfortable distance from you and talk on any normal issue. Use an outer signal for one of you like the change of the traffic light or the change in the clock hands to start an attack without stopping to talk. This is a great way to learn to clean out the assumption that while you engage in one behavior you cannot partake in another. This is the same as working on the spine from different angles and heights so you can control his movement without damage. After you work on this standing next to each other practice walking to each other with a friendly intent and adding the control rather than exchanging the intent and this is a good way to learn to survive with the con artists and muggers who approach on a conventional social path and add a less conventional one once you are engaged with them.
Think about it and work on it. A swift high kick is not so good with a small dull blade in your behind.