IMPACT Personal Safety of Colorado offers self-defense for men. Our male and female instructors have years of experience teaching verbal and physical safety skills to meet your needs.
Men’s Basics Course at IMPACT
This class helps you manage stress in an adrenalized state. If you have to defend yourself, you’ll learn how to do so effectively, but you will also learn to use de-escalation techniques in potentially dangerous situations.
- Class length: 18 to 20 hours
- Cost: $350
- Open to: Male-identified students 16 and older
- Scheduled: Based on student interest
What you’ll learn
The Men’s Basics program at IMPACT teaches physical, verbal, and psychological techniques geared specifically for men’s physical anatomy and consciousness. Skills include:
- Verbal skills
- Active awareness
- Intuitive response
- Boundary setting
- Physical self-defense skills
You will train with a coach and fully-padded instructors on verbal skills and full-contact, full-force physical skills. Practice scenarios are contextualized for the types of assault in which men are most likely to be targeted.
Why take Men’s Basics?
More IMPACT Classes for Men
Men who graduate from the Basics course are eligible to take the Advanced Course. Learn more
Defense Against the Armed Assailant
In our most advanced course, students defend themselves against assailants who have weapons. Learn more
Empowered Family Workshop
Quite a few men become IMPACT students as parents or caregivers in the EMPOWERED Family Workshop. We also offer EMPOWERED Child and EMPOWERED Caregiver Workshops. Learn more
IMPACT Teen Basics course
Male students younger than 18 can take our All-Gender Teen Basics course. Learn more
College Prep Workshop
College-bound students between 16 and 20 can learn on- and off-campus safety in the College Prep Workshop. Learn more
Impact Alumni Fight Night
Graduates of any Impact class are welcome to refresh their skills at Fight Nights. Learn more