Get certified to teach the Pretty Deadly Self Defense™ Program at your gym, studio, school or dojo, reach new members and help your community
Move, learn &
Build your confidence and grow self trust learning self defense with a bunch of amazing women just like you.
Our self defense program is more than teaching you moves to protect yourself. It’s a self-empowering, intuition-honing, confidence-building program tailored to meet real needs of real women in real situations (finally!).
"We teach you how to unlock the tools within yourself"
We teach you how to use your body to unlock the tools within yourself, helping you become the confident, resilient individual and force of nature you truly are: pretty to look at, deadly to touch, glorious, beautiful, wonderful, unstoppable
WHO WE ARE & WHAT WE DO WHO WE ARE & WHAT WE DO
Pretty Deadly Self Defense approaches women’s self defense from a woman’s perspective. From our Ballet Kicks and Shut Up Strikes to our Bad Ass Moves, every Pretty Deadly technique is based on everyday moves women already know, so we’re already really good at them.
"Focuses on how your body actually moves in self defense situations."
Developed for women by women, Pretty Deadly Self Defense™ is the first self defense program in the world to earn accreditation from national governing sports and fitness bodies. In an unregulated field, we’re setting the industry standard to make sure safe self defense training stays safe!
We believe self defense should never mean changing what you wear, how you get home, or buddying up for the bathroom. We believe in putting the power back where it really belongs: with you.
(EM)POWERED BY YOU GIVE A CUP OF COFFEE AND PASS IT ON
In addition to teaching you bad ass moves, when you register for a Pretty Deadly course, it also funds free self defense training for women in vulnerable situations. Whether they’re refugees, experiencing homelessness, survivors of domestic violence or sex workers, Pretty Deadly Outreach is out there, helping women who need to be safe, right now.
"Pretty Deadly Outreach is out there, helping women who need to be safe, right now."
Giving someone a cup of coffee isn’t only a nice thing to do, it’s one of the self defense moves we teach (more on that here). And learning how to give a cup of coffee through Pretty Deadly empowers other women to give a cup of coffee too.
HOW PRETTY DEADLY
GET TO KNOW YOURSELf
Don’t just learn to stay safe. Discover what you’re already doing right, and unlock the tools you have within you to handle stress, anxiety and fear.
From silent stares to cat calls, office creeps to physical aggression, our self defense techniques are based on natural body movements that work in real life.
GOOD FOR YOUR GUT
Harness the power of your intuition, learn to truly trust yourself and have fun mastering your Pretty Deadly Self Defense™ skills.
JOIN THE MOVEMENT
We’re a growing community who believe self defense is about presence, confidence, and trust in our right to be. (And making sure we’re having plenty of fun while we’re doing it!)
Real People, Real Stories
"Before Pretty Deadly, I usually chose to just ignore it when someone harassed me. But now I’m a little bit more confident that if it goes one step farther, I know I can handle the situation."
"If it goes one step farther, I know I can handle the situation."
"I wanted a self defense course that was aimed towards women’s real life situations. Since joining Pretty Deadly, I feel more comfortable navigating the world. I like feeling safer now that I’ve taken a course"
"Since joining Pretty Deadly, I feel more comfortable navigating the world"
"Pretty Deadly helped me begin a process of transformation regarding how I feel about my own safety. For the first time, I was encouraged to tap into my power without having to tap into fear."
"For the first time, I was encouraged to tap into my power without having to tap into fear."