From street safety and awareness to full-force self-defense techniques, this 6-hour class lays a foundation of skills including intuition, situational awareness, body language and voice proven effective at increasing safety and confidence. Participants practice de-escalating dangerous situations as well as full-force physical self-defense skills to increase your safety and confidence. You'll get the unique and powerful experience of practicing physical techniques in safe and realistic scenarios against a padded mock assailant.
This class is led by a Whistle Instructor, who is the lead coach, and a Suited Instructor, who plays the role of mock assailant and wears a padded suit to allow students to hit full force. Physical techniques include defending against attacks from the front, being grabbed from behind, and an introduction to fighting from the ground. This class covers more physical self-defense scenarios than our Intro to IMPACT (3-hr) and additionally covers setting healthy boundaries with people you know.
Open to ages 16+.
IMPACT Bay Area COVID-19 Policies
Beginning April 2023, proof of vaccination is no longer required. Rapid testing and masking are required. Click here for the most up-to-date information for our classes, and review carefully before signing up for a class.
Sliding Scale Rates
- Full-Force ($225): For those with more than enough financial resources and a desire to support access for others.
- Regular ($160): For those with sufficient financial resources and who can pay fair value for the experience.
Supported ($95): For those with currently limited financial resources who will benefit from access supplemented by the community.
At IMPACT we believe self-defense is for everyone, regardless of ability to pay. If you have financial need and want to request a scholarship space, email [email protected] with the name and date of the class you are interested in. If there is space available, we will provide info on how to register, including how to make a meaningful, affordable co-pay of your choice to confirm your commitment to the class.
Email [email protected] to learn more about our flexible payment plans.