Man with Knife + Dog + Truck vs. me

I took Basics in 1998, when I was 19 years old. A few years later, I used my Impact skills to defend myself against a man armed with a knife and a dog on an isolated back-country trailhead in Hawaii.

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JANE

JANE is a narrative feature film slated to begin shooting in Monterey and Carmel next summer. JANE follows an exceptional 15- year-old girl on a healing journey after a high profile sexual assault. JANE gives its audience a chance to root for a young girl who goes through an unfortunately common traumatic event and finds her way back to "standing even."

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From Impact Personal Safety, New Mexio Executive Director, Alena Schaim

Alena Schaim is the Executive Director and Instructor with the Santa Fe, New Mexico chapter of Impact Personal Safety. In a recent newsletter, she offered her thoughts on violence and the value of Impact. You can check out Alena's chapter by clicking here

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Katherine's Story - "I am a mother of two daughters..."

I am the mother of two daughters and each of them participated in training with Impact Bay Area before they went to college.

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Kevin's Story: "I Defended a Boy Today"

I had the good fortune to take the Men’s Basics Impact the weekend of October 18-20, 2002, after 28 years of living in fear following an assault at school in May 1974. Shortly after that weekend, I wrote a series of diary entries describing my class experiences. Two years later, I was assaulted at work in my taxi – and discovered that I had gained the tools and the skills necessary to deal with and end the fight. 
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Clint's Story: Getting my Life Back

Through this class I gained more than just a belief in my ability to protect myself and the knowledge and capability to do it.  I regained the self confidence and sense of freedom I lost that beautiful Southern California evening 20+ years ago -  I got back the ability to joyfully, freely and enthusiastically experience the fun and adventure the world has to offer. In short,  I got back my life.

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Throwing Shoes

I’d been meaning to go to IMPACT for years before I actually went. When I looked at the classes online though, something always came up to prevent me from signing up. I’d find out about a local class right after it passed, it was too much money, my ankle was acting up, I didn’t want to do it alone, I was out of shape.

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