IMPACT Classes for Men

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.

I'm Interested

Why take Men’s Basics?

 

What our students say

Amazing experience

Amazing experience. I now better understand self defense and why my girlfriend and sister are so enthusiastic about the program.

Ian, 27, Men's Basics Course

2019-01-09T17:50:43-06:00

Ian, 27, Men's Basics Course

Amazing experience. I now better understand self defense and why my girlfriend and sister are so enthusiastic about the program.

I feel I can make the world a better place

IMPACT gave me the skills and confidence to be secure in who I am and what I want. I feel I can make the world a better place.

Martin, 26, Men's Basics Course

2019-01-09T17:52:17-06:00

Martin, 26, Men's Basics Course

IMPACT gave me the skills and confidence to be secure in who I am and what I want. I feel I can make the world a better place.

Awesome

Awesome!

Keith, 59, Men's Basics Course

2019-01-14T17:01:17-06:00

Keith, 59, Men's Basics Course

Awesome!

I now know I can defend myself

I learned so much. I have more confidence in the fact that I now know I can defend myself versus just thinking I can.

Dominic, 36, Men's Basics Course

2019-01-09T17:49:21-06:00

Dominic, 36, Men's Basics Course

I learned so much. I have more confidence in the fact that I now know I can defend myself versus just thinking I can.

Really appreciate Jake and Nick’s work

Thanks! Really appreciate Jake and Nick's work!

Andy, 52, Men's Basics Course

2019-01-09T17:47:38-06:00

Andy, 52, Men's Basics Course

Thanks! Really appreciate Jake and Nick's work!

Excellent for attaining greater self-awareness

I had a great experience with IMPACT. I learned more than I ever thought I would about defending myself physically, verbally, and mentally. This class is excellent for attaining greater self-awareness.

Torin, 20, Men's Basics Course

2018-10-24T10:09:51-06:00

Torin, 20, Men's Basics Course

I had a great experience with IMPACT. I learned more than I ever thought I would about defending myself physically, verbally, and mentally. This class is excellent for attaining greater self-awareness.

I have now found a voice within myself that I’ve always hoped to have

Going into this with no expectations and open to anything, I was surprised to see how effective it can be to use a basic set of tools to help me actually stay calm in an adrenaline state. I have now found a voice within myself that I've always hoped to have had, and have the confidence to handle more situations that I couldn't have in the past. Thank you.

Sam, 34, Men's Basics

2019-01-09T18:02:24-06:00

Sam, 34, Men's Basics

Going into this with no expectations and open to anything, I was surprised to see how effective it can be to use a basic set of tools to help me actually stay calm in an adrenaline state. I have now found a voice within myself that I've always hoped to have had, and have the confidence to handle more situations that I couldn't have in the past. Thank you.

Life changing

Great class. Life changing. I feel I have much more confidence in my ability to defend myself and people I care about.

Anthony, 21, Men's Basics Course

2019-01-09T17:54:14-06:00

Anthony, 21, Men's Basics Course

Great class. Life changing. I feel I have much more confidence in my ability to defend myself and people I care about.

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