IMPACT Teen Course


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 IMPACT Teen 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.

Did you know?
Our 3-hour Teen Intro to IMPACT is open to all genders ages 12-16.
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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

  • Full-Force ($480): For those with more than enough financial resources and a desire to support access for others.
  • Regular ($330): For those with sufficient financial resources and who can pay fair value for the experience.
  • Supported ($180): For those with currently limited financial resources who will benefit from access supplemented by the community.


At IMPACT we believe self-defense is for everyone, regardless of ability to pay. 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. There will be a required minimum copayment of $50 to confirm your commitment to the class.

Payment Plans

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

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