TEAM

The Pretty Deadly core team brings a combined 40 years of martial arts and fitness skillsets and knowledge, along with a deep commitment and field experience to empowering women with confidence, mental wellness, fitness and freedom of mobility.

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SUSIE

Creator, Pretty Deadly Self Defense

  • Violent crime survivor

  • Certified martial arts instructor

  • 20+ years Ninjutsu

  • 4 black belts

  • 1 marathon

  • 10 years Crossfit

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ZEEHASHAM

Business Development & Partnerships

  • 4 years communications lead for reproductive health & economic empowerment programmes for women in rural communities

  • 10 years fitness experience

  • Certified group exercise instructor

  • Certified sports nutritionist

ALMIRA

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Social Media Manager

  • Karate, capoeira and kickboxing enthusiast

  • Writing a thesis about women empowerment and leadership

  • Produced festivals, opened a theme park and built an educational platform

  • Has her own badass fashion brand,
    ambidexter

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HUMAY

                       Trainer

  • 3 years Fitness Studio Owner

  • Certified Personal Trainer

  • Certified Nutrition Coach

  • Certified Yoga Teacher

  • 3 years Stand up Comedian

  • 6 months Podcaster

  • Business & Marketing Graduate

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JYOTI

                       Trainer

  • 4 years fitness training

  • 1 year weightlifting

  • 1 Half marathon

  • Mother & wife to a martial arts family

NATHALIE

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                       Trainer

  • Sexual assault survivor

  • Certified personal trainer

  • Certified nutrition coach

  • Certified Vinyasa Yoga instructor

  • Studied ballet in Paris

ALFRED

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Mascot

  • Rescued from Turkey

  • Named after Hitchcock (and Batman)

  • Really grounded — can pee without lifting a leg

  • Might be a Labra-corgi

  • Loves cats

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SARAH

                       Trainer

  • Coloratura Soprano (opera singer)

  • Years of theater, dance, and fight choreography experience

  • 3 years Opera Burlesque performer

  • Can run faster than her toddler

  • Fights dirty

SUNDUS

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                       Trainer

  • ISSA certified personal trainer

  • Certified Reformer Pilates instructor

  • Certified Primal Flow and Kettlebell coach

  • 7 years fitness experience

  • Rockclimbing and hiking enthusiast

  • Cracks horrible jokes