Episode 1: ‘What Makes a Good Teacher?’ with Susie from Pretty Deadly Self Defence

Welcome to I Hit Hard’s first ever podcast! We hope to use our podcasts to platform incredible women from a range of martial arts, combat sports and self defence disciplines around a variety of topics related to navigating the fight world as women, and beyond.

Our first podcast today is with Susie from Pretty Deadly, a self defence school based in Berlin. Pretty Deadly focuses on training women from any background in self defence based on real-life situations. This is no ordinary self defence school, with Pretty Deadly addressing not just the physical dimension of defence, but arms their students with a strong grounding in understanding boundaries, trust and summoning inner power and confidence.

Susie herself has a background in Ninjitsu, having trained in the martial art for almost 18 years and even helped to establish Bosen Chicago Dojo in the US. Susie is also a violent crime survivor, and she has used this experience to sculpt Pretty Deadly into what it is today.