Podcast Episode 2: A Toolkit For Boundary Setting with JKD black belt Eve Parmiter

Have you ever felt uncomfortable with a sparring partner who has gone too hard? Agreed to ‘flow roll’ only to find that your partner is definitely going hard? Or, have you struggled to articulate how you feel with your training partner when you’ve had a shitty day that you know will effect your training?

Join Eve and I for I Hit Hard’s second podcast, focusing on setting boundaries in a martial arts/combat sport setting. Using Eve’s experiences as a JKD black belt as well as a master practitioner of cognitive hypnotherapy, this episode looks at a few tools people can use to set and maintain their boundaries in a space where our physical and mental limits are often challenged.

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.