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drew-n-linda.pngMission Statement

IMPACT Bay Area is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that teaches effective boundary setting, personal safety, and physical self-defense skills. Our classes are tailored to meet the needs of people of different ages, genders, and identities.

Vision Statement

We envision a community where everyone has the personal safety tools to live a fuller, more confident life.

What Makes Us Unique

 Full-Force, with Safety

We train students to fight full-force against padded mock attackers in an adrenalized state, to engrain our techniques into muscle memory. This means that the body will remember - and respond appropriately - even when the mind has forgotten or "freezes" during an attack.

shout-bubble.png Realistic Scenarios

Our instructors are trained to use real-life scenarios of violence and potential violence by playing the role of perpetrators so that students are prepared to counter an actual assault.

shout-bubble.png Training Tailored to the Individual

Our simple and effective techniques utilize the strengths in each student's body. Class size is limited to provide a maximum level of individual instruction.

shout-bubble.png Confronting the Emotion of Violence

Our trauma-informed instructors create a supportive environment to help students develop inner strength and work through fears.