Our goal is for every person, regardless of age, gender, race, or physical or mental ability, to be able to go where they want, when they want, day or night, feeling comfortable and safe moving through their daily lives.
Why should you enroll in an IMPACT class?
IMPACT gives you LIFE skills and tools to:
Believe you can take care of yourself.
Identify and curtail behavior that is unsafe or uncomfortable.
Allow yourself more movement in the world.
Feel you are empowered to make choices and take healthy risks.
End relationships that don’t work.
Reconnect with your fighting spirit.
Enroll in a self-defense class today!
Click "Register Now" and we will redirect you to our Amilia site so you can get schedules, pricing and purchase your class.
In our flagship 16-hour course, you will learn verbal and physical defense tactics for a wide range of real-life scenarios including dealing with strangers and people you know.
This three-hour, hands-on class gives students a comprehensive taste of all our training. You will work on awareness, verbal and physical self-defense skills in a safe and supportive environment.
Defense Against An Armed Assailant
We demystify the hype around weapons and deal with the psychology of why an assailant chooses what they choose. You'll gain a peaceful sense of being able to handle yourself and make smart choices about whatever danger or threats may come your way.
This is not a scary course! Kids come out feeling like little super heroes who have a say in their own safety and well-being. Over two three-hour sessions, kids practice strike and flee responses designed to get them out of harm’s way and to safety.
If you and your partner have taken Basics, why not take this Advanced weekend together. You’ll work on taking your adrenaline management skills to a higher level by reviewing Basics techniques and building on them with some of our favorite fight scenarios!
Learn more about IMPACT programs
IMPACT courses address situations ranging from the day-to-day boundary violation to the worst-case scenario of actual assault. Our classes set up safe simulations reproducing what happens in the “real world.”
Using an integrated mix of physical and verbal skills, our classes are engaging and hands-on. Classes are fluid, interactive, and supportive. Anyone can take IMPACT. Our classes can be adapted and personalized to meet the needs of your group—mixed-gender, individual gender, LBGTQ+, BIPOC, and all human courses available. We also have experience in teaching classes for physically disabled (deaf, blind, wheelchair-bound) and elderly people.
IMPACT Instructors are Certified to Teach
Recognizing the warning signs of violence
Utilizing verbal techniques to address harassment
Boundary-setting and communication strategies
Strategies for de-escalation, and bystander intervention
Physical fighting techniques to avoid an assault
Grounding and emotional care practices for resiliency
Have a group or special class request?
To request a private or special Introduction Workshop or other courses, take into consideration:
Workshops are 3 hours long.
All special request courses must be scheduled/confirmed at least two weeks in advance.
If you wish to request a class other than a Workshop please note this in the Comments field at the bottom.
"Somehow, even without realizing, I had changed to a ready stance and all the instructions had come flooding back. Fortunately, it did not escalate - but the verbal de-escalation lessons and a sense for what to do in case of escalation (knee to the groin, for sure) helped us tremendously."
Men’s Class Graduate