Trusted by multi-million dollar organizations, universities and law enforcement agencies.
“What a fantastic group of training professionals! They are constantly availing themselves of every possible personal defense method – every opportunity for continuing education, to make lives safer. They are also modifying the skills used by agencies like the Secret Service and State Department to protect VIP’s, to teach Pretty Loaded students and clients how to better protect themselves and family members. If you haven’t yet had the opportunity to hear the team speak on awareness, empowerment and defense, you need to get it on your list!”
—Rick Colliver- Security Director, Time Warner Cable and Author, Principal Protection; Lessons Learned
Everyone Should Learn Basic Self-Defense
Random violence happens too often.
Sadly, most people don’t get any kind of self-defense training until after they’ve already been a victim, so our trainings are designed for you to proactively learn the simple, actionable skills you can use to keep you and your family safer right away.
— Frank Sharpe, Founder, Fortress Defense
What you’ll learn
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Learn basic self-defense so you never feel helpless again.
Know what to look for so you can avoid threats and predators.
Use your body language to repel most criminals instantly.
Training Module 1 – Why Pretty Loaded
Do you know what type of body language attracts criminals?
Violence can happen to anyone at anytime of day; it’s not just a dark alley kind of event. Your need to feel safe and confident is essential to your overall well being and it affects every area of your life. This is a proactive approach to self-defense because our #1 goal is to teach you skills to avoid a possible encounter.
Training Module 2 – You are the First Responder
The timeframe for a self-defense encounter is addressed and it shows how incidents are over in seconds when the national average for the police to respond is 10-15 minutes. The realities of violence and statistics relating to violence that might affect you are covered here. Develop the importance of a self-defense mindset for your Personal Safety Plan.
Training Module 3 – Situational Awareness Skills
Situational Awareness skills have been used for decades by military personnel to keep themselves out of harms way and to see dangerous situations in time to respond. Learn the skills to navigate your surroundings for potential or immediate threats and develop Power Tactics against being targeted. Understand how important it is to keep your personal space when approached by a stranger.
Training Module 4 – Predator Mindset and Tactics
Our research on the predator’s mindset offers solutions for knowing how to deal with them. How can you win if you don’t know whom you are fighting? When criminals go to jail they “talk” and are studied by experts. We take this research and use it to teach you their strategies and common tactics. Body language and other cues to look for before someone attacks is also addressed here.
Training Module 5 - Intuition, Body Language, Verbal Defense
Intuition will be your top safety skill and we will discuss how to tap into “trusting your gut”. Use verbal commands with enough command presence to dissuade an attacker. Learn the fighting stance and guard your personal space.
Training Module 6 - Defensive Skills and Hardware
You don’t have to be a black belt to learn how to use your body to fight and you will learn simple and intuitive style moves. Understand the pros and cons of pepper spray, stun guns, Tazers, defensive flashlights, defensive knives and the handgun for your personal protection. You need to know about all the options so you can decide what does and doesn’t work for you. We don’t tell you what to carry for protection, but whatever it is you must “own it” and practice.
Training Module 7 - Traveling Tips and Awareness in Public
Learn important tips to use while traveling including transportation and hotel safety. Become the “grey man or woman” in a crowd and learn why that’s so critical. Discover the “fringe areas” where crimes are more likely to happen. Tips for parking lots, running paths, stairwells, elevators, bars, gas stations and more are covered.
Other Topics Include
- Why violence seems to be more and more prevalent
- Situational Awareness skills
- Learn power tactics against being targeted
- Verbal defense commands
- Learn to keep personal space
- Develop a self-defense mindset
- Understand and read body language
- Tips on parking lots, running paths and stairwells
- Learn where “fringe areas” are located
- Teenage and College age advice and tips
- Tips for business travel
- Predator mindset, common tactics and body language
- What to do when seconds count
- Psychological escalation in stress levels
- Physiologic fight or flight response to stress
- Pros and Cons of self-defense hardware
- Intro to Krav Maga self-defense
What’s my investment?
What’s My Investment?
How much is living with nagging fear costing you? How often do you nervously change your plans or go home early because you’re worried about your what-ifs? How often do you freeze when you get that “creeper vibe” from someone because you don’t know how to respond? Can your loved ones count on you to be there to defend yourself and keep them safe?
The costs of NOT having basic training in self-defense and situational awareness can be heartbreaking.
Get The Training
“It’s better to have the skills and not need them, than need the skills and not have them.” – Beth Warford
$1 (Safety skills are essential during this pandemic- marked down from $97)
What You’ll Learn
- Keep yourself and your family safe in unfamiliar situations
- Repel criminals and danger with easy-to-learn body language
- Feel confident with your own personal safety plan
- Avoid potential threats by knowing exactly what to look for
- Outsmart predators by getting insider knowledge of how they target people
- Feel like a badass with powerful self-defense
“We are very impressed with Pretty Loaded.”
—Stacey Payne, President of the Florida Crime Prevention Association
“Pretty Loaded has released their personal safety and situational awareness online training, and it is outstanding. I am confident that this seminar will save lives and it is something you should make sure everyone in your life sees.”
—Jack Spirko, Founder, The Survival Podcast
“I just wanted to take a moment to thank you. We recently used your online training program during our annual safety training for our clerical staff. Your videos were informative and illustrate the importance of situational awareness. Our clerks found the training empowering and they gained confidence in their ability to avoid situations before they occur. Again, this is an outstanding program and I would highly recommend your program for men and women, regardless of their occupation.”
— Brian E. Kilgore, U.S. Probation Officer, Special Offender Specialist, LFI, US Court System
Random violence does happen.
You need the skills to protect yourself because the truth is that attacks are over in seconds, but help is minutes away.
You are your own first responder.
With the online Pretty Loaded training, you’ll get the skills you need to be ready so you can live your life feeling strong, aware, and confident.
All the best,
Beth Warford, Founder, Pretty Loaded
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When You Learn Basic Self-Defense and Situational Awareness, You’ll Feel Like a Badass
What would it feel like to know you have what it takes? Because when you move from feeling nervous, to feeling strong… that changes everything. You’ll have confidence that you can avoid dangerous situations, outsmart predators, and — if push comes to shove — you’re not going to feel helpless anymore.
Situational Awareness Series of Videos, Articles & Resources
Pretty Loaded is well known for their personal safety videos that have been viewed and shared by millions of people and large news networks all over the world.
If you are a a teenager or university student, this page will become your ultimate resource to help educate and empower you with awareness in a world full of predators.