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30-hour online + live women's self defense trainer certification for fitness & martial arts pros

"Simple, straight forward and totally AWESOME!"

Excellent learning experience.

I learnt so much more than expected, thank you!

Where Ambitious Trainers Become World Changers

The future belongs to those who take action, think for themselves, and aren't afraid to think outside the box.

Pretty Deadly Trainer Certification teaches real-world skills and a leadership mindset through self defense.

Now enrolling qualified trainers for summer certification courses.

Accredited CE credits:

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Sound familiar?
You love what you do but you're feeling burnt out?

I hate pressure sales. I just want to present my product and let clients decide if they want training in peace.

Upside: changing lives, doing what you love, working in a gym

Downside: sporadic schedule, clients cancelling

With the influx of subpar trainers and the ease of getting certified the competition is high.

You're in the right place.

Reconnecting you with your "Why" 💜

Pretty Deadly Trainer Certification is the first women's self defense trainer certification course in the world to be accredited by governing sports bodies NASM/AFAA, ISSA and CIMSPA.

With a 98% course completion rate and a growing number of cities where we operate, we're a recognized self defense program that women look for and trust.

Certified trainers can access our Trainer's Dashboard with additional learning material and a supportive community of experienced fitness and martial arts pros so you don't have to go it alone!

Women are actively looking for responsible self defense from trainers they can trust.
Your clients find you.
What Trainers Learn in Pretty Deadly Certification Courses

Learn how to design workouts & courses

"Freestyling" workouts are fun but having some structure to go off of is incredibly helpful, and makes it easier to see clients progress. Pretty Deadly teaches you the building blocks of engaging workouts and progressive-skills courses so you can design your own.

Improve the business of your business

We want you to succeed in every part of your business. Our certification course devotes modules to the business of training too: pricing, time management, onboarding and sales to help you and your clients thrive.

Find a community of like-minded peers

Connect with other Pretty Deadly trainers via our Trainer's Dashboard and weekly livestreams in our supportive community where you can trade tips and tricks, learn from each other and continue to grow.

...and of course: self defense!
Pretty Deadly will take you to new heights.

Pretty Deadly Trainers are sought after by high-profile companies like Bumble and GoDaddy, elite academic institutions, and community initiatives.


We are regularly contacted by organizations and businesses around the world to lead self defense training.


We pass these opportunities directly on to you, opening new doors and opportunities to grow!

Gives you the confidence and skills but also helps you find your meaning and passion.

The skills learned in the certification course have really boosted my confidence as a coach and empowered me to reflect upon and reconnect with my 'Why', reigniting my passion for the work that I do.

- Karis M.,

Personal Trainer, Pretty Deadly Certified Self Defense Trainer

What clients are saying...
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