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Someday NO will be enough. Until then, there's IMPACT.

IMPACT Bay Area teaches full force self-defense in a safe and empowering environment. Since 1985, we've taught people effective boundary setting, personal safety, and physical self-defense skills. We believe that everyone has the right to safety - our classes accommodate various ages and body types.

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IMPACT instructors provide opportunities for people to experience victory over fear and trauma. We teach life-saving skills designed to build confidence and safety. We work with an exclusive team of instructors who believe that self-defense is about much more than physical strikes, and are committed to helping others access their own power. Our graduates describe the experience as ”life changing,” “empowering,” and as an important part of their trauma healing.

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What people are saying

  • I understand now why this course is called IMPACT.  Not only have I learned a ton of skills for protecting myself physically, mentally, or emotionally if needed, but mainly I've been given the gift of my voice and power back.
  • This was an amazing opportunity to integrate parts of myself I wasn't sure could connect before. I was able to face my fear and heal because of the expert training, techniques and the totally safe space that was created.
  • I will recommend this course to everyone I know. I feel so much more confident with myself now that I can defend myself, and am so lucky to have been able to learn it in such a supportive environment.

 

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