Become your own best advocate in the Women’s Basics Course.
Women’s Basics Course at IMPACT
This program uses experiential scenarios to teach you how to assess a situation and respond quickly and appropriately while in an adrenalized state.
- Cost: $350
- Format: 15-20 hours. Taught as a four-day intensive or a six-week course
- Open to: Female-identified students 18 and up. Students 15 and older can take the course with a trusted adult.
- Location: Curtis Park neighborhood
Reconnect with your innate fighting spirit
In Women’s Basics, you will learn personal safety skills to use with both strangers and people you know, including:
- Active awareness
- Intuitive response
- Boundary-setting using the Magic Formula
- Verbal strategies
- Physical self-defense skills
Using experiential learning, you will practice verbal skills and full-contact, full-force physical skills with a coach and fully-padded instructor trained to safely recreate common assault scenarios.
Women’s Basics Graduates Say…
As a woman who has been in an abusive relationship where sexual assault occurred, Impact is the most supportive and practical self-defense class I could have taken. The real-life scenarios we practiced in class gave me the tools I was previously lacking so that I am able to and comfortable with setting boundaries.
Although I was triggered at times, the staff was extremely understanding and supportive, ultimately providing an experience I grew from tremendously. Thank you!
Anonymous, 25, Women’s Basics
Impact Training in action
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