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  • 123. S8 Episode 213: From Dusk Til Dawn | Pretty Deadly Podcast

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    Just as a quick recap, FInal Girls Film Fest is an annual festival hosted here in Berlin celebrating the best in women’s horror: meaning, features, shorts, workshops, talks and even book launches about horror created by women, and women’s roles in the horror genre. And every year for the past 6 or 7 years, Pretty Deadly leads a self defense workshop for the festival, based around a horror theme. This episode is about how Pretty Deadly Certified Self Defense Trainer Julia Brasch and I prepped for this year's workshop, called Fearless Vampire Killers.This episode talks about:VampiresMythologyUniversal fears of womenPatriarchyYou have been listening to the Pretty Deadly Podcast. You can learn more about who we are and what we do and how to find a Pretty Deadly course near you by visiting our website at prettydeadlyselfdefense.com. And if you’re a fitness or martial arts pro and you’d like enhance your instructor skills, our certification programs are open for enrollment, and you can find them on our website at prettydeadlypro.com.This podcast is produced by Singe Network for Pretty Deadly, recorded in Berlin,and our original music is the track Icarus Wish by Berlin band Dead Sentries, used with permission from the artists.

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  • 122. S8 Episode 122: Interview with Trainer Julia Brasch | Pretty Deadly Podcast

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    We interview martial artist, teacher and self defense trainer Julia Brasch in this episode of the Pretty Deadly Podcast.Julia is a German martial artist and teacher with over 30 years of experience, training in Tae Kwon Do, Kung Fu and Muy Thai. Her start in martial arts was unique in that her teachers and trainers for the first five years of her schooling were all women. Julia talks about the importance of female mentorship and the importance of a balance of genders as well, along with anecdotes from her own life as a student, as a trainer, and her philosophy as a martial artist. She became a Pretty Deadly certified self defense trainer last summer to supplement her own training, and is now an integral part of the Pretty Deadly family as a Master Trainer for Europe. You can find out more about Pretty Deadly at our website prettydeadlyselfdefense.com. If your'e a fitness pro, community leader or martial artist and you'd like to expand your learning and practice, you can get certified as a Pretty Deadly trainer. Find our upcoming certification courses at prettydeadlypro.com.This podcast is produced by SINGE Network for Pretty Deadly. Our theme song is a track called Icarus Wish by Berlin-based punk band, Dead Sentries, and is used with permission of the artists.
  • 121. S8 Episode 121: Scary Stories in Self Defense | Pretty Deadly Podcast

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    Self defense is already associated with fear and scary situations. This episode explores why using scary stories to motivate people to learn and train self defense tends to have the opposite effect.This episode talks about some famous urban myths and the real #truecrime stories behind them:Kitty GenoveseMary McGriffPhiladelphia subway assaultA real life kidnapping incident in MichiganA real life incident in SpainYou have been listening to the Pretty Deadly Podcast. You can learn more about who we are and what we do and how to find a Pretty Deadly course near you by visiting our website at prettydeadlyselfdefense.com. And if you’re a fitness or martial arts pro and you’d like enhance your instructor skills, our summer certification programs are open for enrollment, and you can find them on our website at Pretty Deadly Pro.This podcast is produced by Singe Network for Pretty Deadly, recorded in Berlin,and our original music is the track Icarus Wish by Berlin band Dead Sentries, used with permission from the artists.
  • 120. S8 Episode 120: The Importance of Hope in Self Defense | Pretty Deadly Podcast

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    TW: This episode contains descriptions of an attack.This episode talk about the importance of hope in self defense, and how often it can be extinguished when training is too complicated.This episode covers:Susie takes a self defense classBJJ - defending against a familiar attackEvery defense was to choke the attacker into unconsciousness, but crushing against the adam’s apple and not the jugularArm lock: kamakura - we have something similar in Ninjutsu but we turn the other sayYou have been listening to the Pretty Deadly Podcast. You can learn more about who we are and what we do and how to find a Pretty Deadly course near you by visiting our website at prettydeadlyselfdefense.com. And if you’re a fitness or martial arts pro and you’d like enhance your instructor skills, our summer certification programs are open for enrollment, and you can find them on our website at prettdeadlypro.com.This podcast is produced by Singe Network for Pretty Deadly, recorded in Berlin,and our original music is the track Icarus Wish by Berlin band Dead Sentries, used with permission by the artists.
  • 119. S8 Episode 119: How It Started - How It's Going

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    This episode I want to go all the way back to the beginning, and why I started Pretty Deadly in the first place. *****Before I go on, have you checked out our new website? It’s amazing, if I do say so myself. One of the things I’m most excited about is our booking system, that let’s people book directly with certified self defense trainers and payments go directly to them. That may not seem like a big deal to you, but if you’ve ever managed a studio or dojo with a bunch of independent trainers, you’ll appreciate how much easier it is to not have to deal with payouts. Anyway, check it out at prettydeadlyselfdefense.com***Back to our episode: The attack Susie survivedWhy didn’t she learn self defenseWomen always think there’s something wrong with usTook a few classes: Sensei & FrankProblem with the product - it’s what they imagine and not what we experienceHow it’s going:Nathalie's storyYou have been listening to the Pretty Deadly Podcast. You can learn more about who we are and what we do and how to find a Pretty Deadly course near you by visiting our website at prettydeadlyselfdefense.com. And if you’re a fitness or martial arts pro and you’d like enhance your instructor skills, our summer certification programs are open for enrollment, and you can find them on our website at https://prettydeadlypro.com.This podcast is produced by Singe Network for Pretty Deadly, recorded in Berlin,and our original music is the track Icarus Wish by Berlin band Dead Sentries, used with permission by the artists.
  • 118. S7 Episode 118: Self Defense for People with Disabilities | Pretty Deadly Podcast

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    How to teach self defense to disabled people. **This is our final episode of Season 7! Thank you for listening and happy new year!" Facts about disabled peopleFallacies about disabled poepleWhat to look for and how to adapt for:No/low visionDeafnessPhysical disabilityWheelchairsProstheticsIt’s really all about balance. Everything else follows.You have been listening to the Pretty Deadly Podcast. You can learn more about who we are and what we do and how to find a Pretty Deadly course near you by visiting our website at prettydeadlyselfdefense.com. And if you’re a fitness or martial arts pro and you’d like enhance your instructor skills, our summer certification programs are open for enrollment, and you can find them on our website at prettydeadlyselfdefense.com/selfdefensetrainer – all one word.This podcast is produced by Singe Network for Pretty Deadly, recorded in Berlin,and our original music is the track Icarus Wish by Berlin band Dead Sentries, used with permission by the artists.
  • 117. S7 Episode 117: Moving Targets | Pretty Deadly Podcast

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    Ok, so targets. What are we really aiming for?Small moving targetsPrecision & trainingRelation to honorFalse beliefs around targetsEnergy of targets & how it damagesLooking for resultsWhat happens when you remove the targets? You have been listening to the Pretty Deadly Podcast. You can learn more about who we are and what we do and how to find a Pretty Deadly course near you by visiting our website at prettydeadlyselfdefense.com. And if you’re a fitness or martial arts pro and you’d like enhance your instructor skills, our summer certification programs are open for enrollment, and you can find them on our website at prettydeadlyselfdefense.com/selfdefensetrainer.This podcast is produced by Singe Network for Pretty Deadly, recorded in Berlin,and our original music is the track Icarus Wish by Berlin band Dead Sentries, used with permission by the artists.