IMPACT Young Adult Course

Our IMPACT Young Adult Course is designed to provide young adults ages 16-22 years old with powerful, experiential preparation for embarking on the world on their own. This course addresses issues commonly faced by young adults exploring greater independence, and gives students the opportunity to practice their skills in realistic scenarios against the mock assailants. The class is led by a Whistle Instructor, who is the lead coach, and Suited Instructors, who play the role of mock assailants and wear padded suits to allow students to strike at full force. Students practice verbal and physical self-defense skills to prevent stranger and acquaintance violence, including additional training beyond our IMPACT Teen Course. Students learn to honor and set their own boundaries, and gain the confidence and skills needed to walk through the world with an increased level of safety.

The IMPACT Young Adult Course is designed to address gender-based violence as experienced by cis and trans women ages 16-22. This class is open to all women as well as non-binary and gender-nonconforming people who have lived experience of misogyny and are comfortable in a space that centers the experience of women. Students must be at least 16 years old on the first day of class.

IMPACT Bay Area COVID-19 Policies

IMPACT Bay Area continuously monitors public health guidelines at the national, state, and local level and updates our policies accordingly. Click here for the most up-to-date information for our classes, and review carefully before signing up for a class.


This 16-hour course takes place over 2 days, typically 10am-6pm 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 $200-500. To keep our classes open and accessible to all, we ask that you contribute at the highest level you can.


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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