First and best method is to be a peaceable person. Second is to run. But, when cornered, go ahead and attack at the first opportunity.
Many years ago, the Holy Spirit sent me three dreams in which I had to fight a superior opponent. Each time, the Holy Spirit told me, "As long as what you are doing is right, I will not hand you over to him."
A few days after the 3rd dream, I was mugged by an armed man. I remembered to not be afraid. I fought him, and I won. Then, I did something I had never done before- I preached Jesus, faith, and faithfulness.