Basics Classes

Women's Basics (24 hours, $595)

At the core of Impact's Adult program is our Basics Course for ages 18 and up. This Women's Basics is a 20+ hour course that covers situational awareness, verbal and emotional boundary setting, and effective physical self-defense. In this course we focus on attacks by a single, unarmed assailant - the most common form of attack that individuals face. We also explore issues related to fear and violence in society, and students have an opportunity to create custom fight scenarios. For maximum individual instruction, classes are limited to 14-16 students.

LGBTQ Basics (36 hours, $695)

Impact Bay Area is dedicated to providing personal safety skills and confidence to our students, particularly those who are most at risk of being seen as a "target." The LGBTQ class was developed studying attacks that commonly occur against this community, and effective skills for self-defense in those scenarios. We also explore issues related to fear and violence in society, and students have an opportunity to create custom fight scenarios. Our instructors provide an inclusive, safe and supportive environment for students to learn these valuable techniques and to develop confidence in their abilities. Our goal is for our students be safer and stronger in the world.

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Young Adults Basics (21 hours, $595)

This course is a 20+ hour course designed specifically for women 16-22 years old. Similar to the Adult Basics course, we cover awareness, boundary setting, and physical self-defense, but with an emphasis on problems that young women often encounter as they begin to face the world on their own. Classes are limited to 14-16 students.  

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Men's Basics (24 hours, $595)

At the core of Impact's Adult program is our Basics Course for ages 18 and up. This Women's Basics is a 20+ hour course that covers situational awareness, verbal and emotional boundary setting, and effective physical self-defense. In this course we focus on attacks by a single, unarmed assailant - the most common form of attack that individuals face. We also explore issues related to fear and violence in society, and students have an opportunity to create custom fight scenarios. For maximum individual instruction, classes are limited to 14-16 students.

We currently have no scheduled Men's Basics, stay tuned for more information.


Scholarship and Flexible Payment Plans:  We are committed to making our classes available to all people, regardless of ability to pay.  Visit www.impactbayarea.org/scholarship to apply for a scholarship or contact us at info@impactbayarea.org to learn more about our flexible payment plans. 

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