LGBTQ 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  four-day LGBTQ course 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 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. IMPACT sets a high standard for a trauma-informed and culturally competent curriculum and staff.

IMPACT requires a minimum class size to run our public programs. LGBTQ Basics is usually scheduled once a year. While this class is not currently on the schedule, please express interest by sending us an email at:


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.