If you're injured temporarily (such as a broken ankle, knee surgery, etc), it might be a good idea to postpone your class (contact firstname.lastname@example.org regarding changing your scheduled class due to injury).
If you have a long-standing injury, like a "bad knee" or an old football injury, we can teach you how to fight in ways that protect your existing injury. During the class, we use duct tape to indicate injured area(s), and the instructors review before each practice fight which body parts are injured and whether the student is "using" or "not using" the injured part, so the padded assailant will not grab your injured knee. You will learn strategies to protect yourself despite having a long-term injury.
To speak with someone about your injury and plan the right approach for you, contact our Operations Coordinator, Katie Balk, at Katie@impactbayarea.org or (510) 208-0474.