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 Empowerment Self-Defense and additionally covers setting healthy boundaries with people you know.
Open to all genders age 16+.
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Sliding scale for this class is $90-160. To keep our classes open and accessible to all, we ask that you contribute at the highest level you can.
At IMPACT we believe self-defense is for everyone, regardless of ability to pay. We reserve a quarter of the spaces in each class for scholarship recipients. If you have financial need and want to request a scholarship space, email scholarships[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, and also ask you to make a meaningful, affordable co-pay of your choice to reserve your space in a class. There are a limited number of scholarship spaces in each class, and your co-pay shows your commitment to the course.
Email [email protected] to learn more about our flexible payment plans.