Private Programs

IMPACT Bay Area offers trainings for your business, community group or school. These classes empower individuals, strengthen teams, and prepare students to set effective boundaries in daily life and in worst case situations. Check out our Private Programs and brochures for more information on available class types & pricing as well as our handy FAQ for bringing IMPACT Bay Area's empowerment model to your team or community! 

Before requesting a class, please review our Policies including Private Classes Terms & Conditions and COVID-19 Policies.

See our Private Class Brochure    See our School Programs Brochure

Corporate Programs


Companies throughout the Bay Area are empowering their employees in the workplace and beyond with IMPACT. Our corporate trainings are an employee benefit that address today’s safety concerns and provide exceptional team-building experiences. IMPACT corporate programs can be tailored to meet the needs of your team. We offer all-gender trainings, classes for employee resource groups, flexible scheduling, and cost-sharing options.

"This class not only taught effective self-defense techniques, it was an amazing team building/bonding experience." -Haley, Splunk

"This class was phenomenal." -Becca, IDEO

Community Programs


IMPACT offers trainings for families, clubs, scout troops, and other groups. Classes vary in length from one hour introductions to long-form, multi-day courses up to 24 hours. We are able to work with all genders and ages 6+. Contact us through the form below and we will help you design a program that is perfect for your group.

Our curriculum is based on a group learning model, so we require a minimum of 8 people to hold a private class.



Programs for Schools and Colleges


IMPACT Bay Area has been teaching self-defense in schools for over 30 years, with age-appropriate curriculum for children ages 6+ to young adults in college. Our school-based programs build verbal and physical skills to help students set boundaries, de-escalate conflict, and fight back against violence when necessary. Our classes increase safety, boost confidence and empower students with a toolbox of choices. Students in our teen courses practice a range of skills for setting boundaries with people they know, learning to say 'no," and building healthy relationships. Older students in our Young Adult Course learn skills to defend against sexual assault.

Here's what administrators and students have to say:

"Since 1987, approximately 1,000 young women at Santa Catalina School have taken the women's self‐defense course, for we believe that women must not only be ready for college, but also ready for life ... Our decision a quarter century ago to make this class available to our students is one of the best we have ever made." ‐Broeck Oder, Santa Catalina School, Monterey

"This class has made me a stronger, confident, empowered and courageous person. I am so grateful to have taken this class." -Student, Santa Catalina Young Adult Class

"The course gave me the opportunity to find my voice and to become physically and emotionally stronger." -Student, Athenian School Teen Class

See our Private Class Brochure    See our School Programs Brochure

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for Private Programs

Most information regarding costs, class size, class length, and what is covered in our classes can be found in our digital brochures above.

When Can I Schedule A Private Class?

  • Depending on instructor availability, we ask that folks provide us with 2-3 specific dates and times at least three weeks in advance to get started. We will follow up with alternate dates and times if needed. 
  • Classes can take place on weekdays or weekends, daytime or evening.

Is a Deposit Required?

  • Yes! We require a non-refundable and non-transferable $500 deposit on any scheduled private class no less than 2 weeks prior to the class date. If the class is scheduled within 2 weeks of the class date, the deposit is due upon receiving the invoice. The remaining balance must be paid by the start of the class date.

What Space Needs do I need to Consider?

  • IMPACT Bay Area does not have a permanent space to host private classes. We generally come to your school, office, community space, or even private home to conduct our classes.
  • Space requirements for 1-hour and 90-minute classes:
    • Ample space to allow all participants to spread out comfortably in a circle, move around, and practice strikes in the air without touching each other
    • Noise-OK: students practicing self-defense voice (aka yelling) isn’t problematic
    • Ideally not visible to passers-by – ability to cover up windows for confidentiality and privacy
  • Space requirements for classes 3 hours and longer:
    • A minimum of 25ft x 20ft of unobstructed floor space (no pillars or furniture that can't be moved within these dimensions)
    • A room that is inside or outdoor space that provides privacy, for student confidentiality
    • If intended space is outdoors: A back-up indoor location in case of weather (strongly recommended). Shade ideal because mats heat up in the sun
    • Noise-ok: students yelling and cheering for each other isn't problematic
    • Restrooms nearby for student use and for our Suited Instructor to change
    • Staff access to the space an hour before and up to an hour after class
  • If you do not have a space that meets the above requirements, IMPACT may be able to facilitate a rental from one of our usual venues, subject to venue availability. The rental cost will be added to your invoice.

Do You Offer One-on-One Lessons?

  • IMPACT’s curriculum is based on a group learning model with a minimum of 8 participants. We do not offer one-on-one lessons or individual instruction.

What Else Do I Need to Know?

  • Registration, promotion, class enrollment is the sole responsibility of the Client organizing the class. Upon request, IMPACT can provide promotional materials such as class description, photo, and logo.
  • Our minimum class size is 8 participants. If minimum enrollment is not met by 48 hours prior to the class start date, IMPACT Bay Area reserves the right to cancel or reschedule the class, in which case the Client will lose any deposit paid.
  • For classes and courses 3-hours and longer, participants (or their guardians) are required to complete a safety waiver.
  • Cash tips are not expected or required. If you wish you can make an additional donation to IMPACT at:


To learn more about bringing IMPACT Bay Area to your school, workplace, or community group, contact us directly by filling out the form below.