IMPACT Teen Course

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IMPACT’s core curriculum for teens ages 12-16, this 10-hour course is designed to prepare youth as they gain more independence and engage in new kinds of social situations. In this course we focus on preventing stranger and peer violence while empowering students to understand, respect, and defend their own boundaries. This course gives students the opportunity to practice verbal boundary setting with strangers as well as people they know, and trains students in a range of physical self-defense skills practiced at full force in realistic and safe scenarios against the mock assailant. The 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 strike at full force. Students gain the confidence and skills to feel safer in the world.

Our Teen Empowerment Self-Defense Course is designed to address gender-based violence as experienced by cis and trans girls ages 12-16.  This class is open to all girls, non-binary youth, gender non-conforming youth, gender queer youth, and any girl-identified youth.

COVID-19 Safety Policies

These policies reflect current state and county public health guidelines, and will be updated as those guidelines change. If we change our policies for a class you have already registered for, we will let you know as soon as possible.
Participants in this class will be asked to:

  • Provide either proof of vaccination completed at least 14 days prior to class, OR a negative COVID-19 test result within 7 days of class.
  • Complete a health screening questionnaire before coming to class & upon arrival.
  • Complete a temperature check on arrival.
  • Wear a face covering at all times during class.
  • Maintain social distance from anyone not in your household, except during practice fights.
  • Wash hands or use hand sanitizer before practice fights.


Schedule

This 10-hour course takes place over 2 days, typically 10am-3pm both Saturday and Sunday. Students must be available for each day and all hours of your course. When booking your course, click the "Info" button to the right of the course date, followed by the "Schedule" button to see the specific schedule. For maximum individual instruction, courses are limited to 16 students.

Sliding Scale

Sliding scale for this class is $150-300. To keep our classes open and accessible to all, we ask that you contribute at the highest level you can.

Scholarships

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 [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.

Payment Plans

Email [email protected] to learn more about our flexible payment plans.


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