Impact Women's Basics CourseBecome 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…

One of the best classes I have taken

Great! This was one of the best classes I have taken. I would recommend to all.

Kim, 48, Women's Basics Course

Women's Basics
2019-01-09T13:03:20-06:00

Kim, 48, Women's Basics Course

Great! This was one of the best classes I have taken. I would recommend to all.

I am better at setting boundaries with people I love

After taking IMPACT, I am better at setting boundaries with people I love, I have heightened awareness skills when dealing with unfamiliar situations, and I feel more confident about myself.  My family members are also more confident about me traveling alone, living downtown, and other situations they deem "unsafe" for a woman.

Krista, 31, Women's Basics

Women's Basics
2018-10-24T10:28:43-06:00

Krista, 31, Women's Basics

After taking IMPACT, I am better at setting boundaries with people I love, I have heightened awareness skills when dealing with unfamiliar situations, and I feel more confident about myself.  My family members are also more confident about me traveling alone, living downtown, and other situations they deem "unsafe" for a woman.

I can now be the woman I am meant to be

This course truly changed my life.  I feel that I can now be the woman I am meant to be!  I feel so safe and confident in myself.

Alyssa, 21, Women's Basics Course

Women's Basics
2018-10-24T10:15:17-06:00

Alyssa, 21, Women's Basics Course

This course truly changed my life.  I feel that I can now be the woman I am meant to be!  I feel so safe and confident in myself.

Amazing

Absolutely amazing experience!

Kate, 27, Women's Basics Course

Women's Basics
2019-01-09T13:06:31-06:00

Kate, 27, Women's Basics Course

Absolutely amazing experience!

My hope is for every woman to experience this class

This class is truly life changing. My hope is for every woman to experience this class. I am a different woman because of this class! Thank you for all you do! You are awesome!

Lindsey, 28, Women's Basics Course

Women's Basics
2019-01-09T13:04:53-06:00

Lindsey, 28, Women's Basics Course

This class is truly life changing. My hope is for every woman to experience this class. I am a different woman because of this class! Thank you for all you do! You are awesome!

I hear the voice within saying “no” loudly

The experience was deeply valuable. It is one that is already integrated within my system. I hear the voice within saying "no" loudly as I consider varying options and opportunities.

Sandra, 51, Women's Basics Course

Women's Basics
2019-01-09T13:01:06-06:00

Sandra, 51, Women's Basics Course

The experience was deeply valuable. It is one that is already integrated within my system. I hear the voice within saying "no" loudly as I consider varying options and opportunities.

The experience was deeply valuable

The experience was deeply valuable. It is one that is already integrated within my system. I hear the voice within saying "no" loudly as I consider varying options and opportunities.

Sandra, 51, Women's Basics

Women's Basics
2019-04-21T17:19:10-06:00

Sandra, 51, Women's Basics

The experience was deeply valuable. It is one that is already integrated within my system. I hear the voice within saying "no" loudly as I consider varying options and opportunities.

I was not sure what to expect

Going into the course, at the prompting of my dad, I was not sure what to expect. But, this class was so awesome!

Sarah, 27, Women's Basics Course

Women's Basics
2019-01-09T18:37:22-06:00

Sarah, 27, Women's Basics Course

Going into the course, at the prompting of my dad, I was not sure what to expect. But, this class was so awesome!

I have told at least 20 people about the course

This course exceeded all of my expectations. I feel 200% more powerful, physically AND mentally, after taking this course. It was incredible to be able to experience such empowerment and growth within myself, surrounded by supportive staff and the amazing females in my class. I have been so impacted by IMPACT (heh) that I have told at least 20 people about the course and encouraged them to take it. It is SO worth the cost. Definitely will be back for the advanced course!

Sarah, Women's Basics

Women's Basics
2019-01-14T10:12:33-06:00

Sarah, Women's Basics

This course exceeded all of my expectations. I feel 200% more powerful, physically AND mentally, after taking this course. It was incredible to be able to experience such empowerment and growth within myself, surrounded by supportive staff and the amazing females in my class. I have been so impacted by IMPACT (heh) that I have told at least 20 people about the course and encouraged them to take it. It is SO worth the cost. Definitely will be back for the advanced course!

Everyone should know about IMPACT

Didn't think I "needed it," but glad I did it. The instructors are caring, tough, professional and obviously committed to a safe non-violent world. Everyone should know about IMPACT and have the opportunity to participate, if they choose. A gift of peace and confidence for the women (and men) you love.

Rachel, 51, Women's Basics

Women's Basics
2019-04-21T17:16:27-06:00

Rachel, 51, Women's Basics

Didn't think I "needed it," but glad I did it. The instructors are caring, tough, professional and obviously committed to a safe non-violent world. Everyone should know about IMPACT and have the opportunity to participate, if they choose. A gift of peace and confidence for the women (and men) you love.

I loved it

Wonderful, empowering. I loved it.

Jeanette, 58, Women's Basics Course

Women's Basics
2019-01-09T18:58:58-06:00

Jeanette, 58, Women's Basics Course

Wonderful, empowering. I loved it.

I find myself sharing IMPACT with others

I find myself sharing IMPACT with others. The experience is supportive of growing my confidence and self esteem in the area of caring for myself which was undermined a few years ago due to an injury.

Anonymous, 52, Women's Basics Course

Women's Basics
2019-01-09T12:58:37-06:00

Anonymous, 52, Women's Basics Course

I find myself sharing IMPACT with others. The experience is supportive of growing my confidence and self esteem in the area of caring for myself which was undermined a few years ago due to an injury.

The most empowering experience of my life

The most empowering experience of my life.  It is something every woman should do, as much for the confidence as the self-defense.

Jessica, 33, Women's Basics

Women's Basics
2018-10-24T10:31:39-06:00

Jessica, 33, Women's Basics

The most empowering experience of my life.  It is something every woman should do, as much for the confidence as the self-defense.

Now I feel like I have many more options besides fear

Now I feel like I have many more options besides fear, avoidance and staying home all the time. I know instinctively what to do to defend myself. Before IMPACT I just did not know I had those instincts. I didn't know I could badly hurt someone if I had to, if I was in danger.

Anonymous, 51, Women's Basics

Women's Basics
2019-04-21T17:14:11-06:00

Anonymous, 51, Women's Basics

Now I feel like I have many more options besides fear, avoidance and staying home all the time. I know instinctively what to do to defend myself. Before IMPACT I just did not know I had those instincts. I didn't know I could badly hurt someone if I had to, if I was in danger.

Helped me grow

Life changing. Helped me grow.

Camille, 57, Women's Basics Course

Women's Basics
2019-01-09T12:57:10-06:00

Camille, 57, Women's Basics Course

Life changing. Helped me grow.

Before IMPACT, I was angry and looking for a fight

IMPACT has changed my life in so many ways. Before IMPACT, I was angry and looking for a fight. After I was assaulted, I realized I needed to do something. After this class I am more aware of my surroundings and more confident in myself and in my interactions with others. I also have the resources to control myself in my interaction and in my everyday life. Thanks IMPACT team!

Rebecca, 23, Women's Basics Course

Women's Basics
2019-01-09T17:56:35-06:00

Rebecca, 23, Women's Basics Course

IMPACT has changed my life in so many ways. Before IMPACT, I was angry and looking for a fight. After I was assaulted, I realized I needed to do something. After this class I am more aware of my surroundings and more confident in myself and in my interactions with others. I also have the resources to control myself in my interaction and in my everyday life. Thanks IMPACT team!

Skills necessary for any person to respond confidently to unexpected inappropriate situations

The four day IMPACT workshop is more than just an experience. It is experiential learning of skills necessary for any person to respond confidently to unexpected inappropriate situations. I believe that anyone who ever feels concern for their own personal safety owes it to themselves to participate in at least one of the IMPACT courses.

Sandy, 71, Women's Basics Course

Women's Basics
2019-01-09T12:55:20-06:00

Sandy, 71, Women's Basics Course

The four day IMPACT workshop is more than just an experience. It is experiential learning of skills necessary for any person to respond confidently to unexpected inappropriate situations. I believe that anyone who ever feels concern for their own personal safety owes it to themselves to participate in at least one of the IMPACT courses.

All women deserve to take this class

All women deserve to take this class. This has been the most impactful experience of my life.

Jenny, 27, Women's Basics Course

Women's Basics
2019-01-09T18:41:19-06:00

Jenny, 27, Women's Basics Course

All women deserve to take this class. This has been the most impactful experience of my life.

One of the hardest but very useful things I’ve done

One of the hardest things I've done but very useful, powerful. I loved the diversity of the group! All of us trying to obtain the same goal!

Lee, 52, Women's Basics

Women's Basics
2019-04-21T17:11:17-06:00

Lee, 52, Women's Basics

One of the hardest things I've done but very useful, powerful. I loved the diversity of the group! All of us trying to obtain the same goal!

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