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Be A Trainer

You can teach Pretty Deadly Self Defense at your school, dojo, or Sportsverein too! We welcome teachers, coaches and even individuals who want to learn how to teach effective self defense in a playful, realistic and empowering way.

Trainers learn our methods, principles, and techniques, as well as business basics and marketing tools to develop your own Pretty Deadly Program that you can run as an independent trainer or at your affiliate location.

You will need to go through an application and interview process, as the safety of Pretty Deadly members is always our first priority.

WHAT YOU NEED (one or more):

  • Pretty Deadly Self Defense Level 3 graduate
  • Minimum 6 years of martial arts training
  • Certification and experience teaching another program (like Zumba)
  • Degree in fitness
  • Basic accounting skills
  • Ability to attend a full certification course (5 days)
  • 28+ years old (required)


  • Certification to teach the Pretty Deadly Level 1 Live and Online
  • Trainers’ manual
  • License to host Pretty Deadly Play
  • License to host Pretty Deadly Presents
  • Program tools & support
  • Marketing tools & support
  • Booking tools & support

Trainer Certification Course

Be A Community Guide

Want to host an app party? We welcome students, teachers, and individuals who want to help empower the own community through self defense.

Community Guides are trained in the techniques featured in our mobile app, have a deeper understanding of our program and can lead a group in safe training. Certification courses are conducted via Zoom, so you can attend from anywhere.

You do not need previous martial arts training, but you will need to go through an application and interview process, as the safety of Pretty Deadly users is always our first priority.


  • Minimum 1 year volunteer/mentoring experience
  • Basic accounting skills
  • Organizational experience (community events, family events, etc.)
  • Team experience (sports, band, debate, etc.)
  • Ability to attend full online course (5 days)
  • 18+ years old (required)


  • Certification as Community Guide
  • Coaching manual, including tips for organizing and marketing
  • Advance notification for new app version releases
  • Training in new version techniques before release date
  • Ongoing community support

Guide Certification Course