LGBTQ Basics

Screen_Shot_2017-09-06_at_4.09.33_PM.pngLGBTQ Basics (28 hours, $765)

IMPACT Bay Area is dedicated to providing personal safety skills and confidence to communities most at risk of violence and harassment in our society. Our LGBTQ course, taking place over two weekends in San Francisco, was developed by experienced LGBTQ IMPACT staff by studying attacks that commonly occur against the community, and effective skills for self-defense in those scenarios. We also explore issues related to fear and violence in society, and students get the opportunity to create their own custom self-defense scenarios. 
Our instructors create an inclusive, safe, and supportive environment for students to learn these techniques and life skills, and to develop confidence in their abilities. Our goal is for students to be safer and feel stronger in the world. IMPACT sets a high standard for a trauma-informed and culturally compentent curriculum and staff.
  • Develop the ability to feel, recognize and set boundaries
  • Learn bystander intervention and deescalation skills
  • Train accessible and effective physical self-defense into your muscle memory
  • Leave with a new level of confidence
Scholarship and Flexible Payment Plans: We are committed to making our classes available to all people, regardless of ability to pay. Fill out our online scholarship form to apply or contact us at to learn more about our flexible payment plans.

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