PRETTY DEADLY SELF DEFENSE — EMPOWER YOURSELF WITH STREET-SMART TECHNIQUES

PRETTY DEADLY SELF DEFENSE — EMPOWER YOURSELF WITH STREET-SMART TECHNIQUES

Self-defense classes tend to forget the female perspective and Pretty Deadly Self Defense aims to remedy this. Since 2016, American-born Susie Kahlich has been teaching women to trust their own bodies and harness their strength to protect themselves. Khalich believes every woman can learn to defend herself, regardless of age, ability or fitness level, and prioritizes a fun, friendly atmosphere – the motto here is “Self Defense = Self Care”. Based on the martial art of Ninjutsu, training is divided into three courses of five weeks each, which can be taken consecutively or individually. After a basic course on martial arts and self-defense you can learn to navigate real-life situations in clubs or on the U-Bahn. The third level then teaches you how to use everyday objects to defend yourself. Also on offer are special programs preparing you for travel abroad and a recently-launched podcast featuring Susie in conversation with journalist Kate Leismer. You’ll be surprised by your strength and leave feeling empowered. (Text: Hanna Komornitzyk / Photos: Savannah van der Niet)

Pretty Deadly Self Defense, Stromstr.38, 10551 Berlin–Moabit; map
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