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Adult Self-Defense Classes

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How to Sign Up for a Class

Click "Register" next to your chosen dates to sign up for the specific course in our registration system. We reserve the right to cancel and reschedule courses due to low enrollment, staffing issues, or other problems. We will do our best to place you in the next course possible. There may be limited, needs-based scholarships available. Please fill out a scholarship application to apply. [Link to Class Inquiry Form]


Series Intensive (Multiple Sessions)

Our most comprehensive and transformational self-defense classes for adults (17+), Intensive series courses teach verbal and physical defense tactics for a wide range of real-life scenarios. Learn de-escalation, boundary setting, awareness, self-advocacy, and when and how to use physical defensive skills when attacked. Counteract the freeze response, gain confidence to resolve or de-escalate conflict, and learn to defend yourself. You will practice the techniques in a safe, supportive, and trauma-informed environment. Learn various, effective fighting techniques for standing and on the ground that work for your body and ability. Because this course takes place over several sessions, please plan to attend every session.

* Women's Intensive: For women, trans women, and non-binary individuals comfortable in women-centered spaces.

* All-Gender: For men, trans men, women, trans women, non-binary individuals, and those that would feel uncomfortable in a woman-centric space.

Upcoming Classes

Adult Intensive (Denver)
April 8, 15, 22, 29 (11:00am-5:00pm), $400/person
Adult Intensive for Trauma Survivors
June 10, 17, 24, & July 1 (10:00am-4:00pm), $400/person

101 Workshops (Single-Session)

An IMPACT 101 Workshop is perfect for people who:

  • Are interested in the topic or theme

  • Are short on time and want to take a quick class to learn a few skills

  • Want to see what IMPACT is all about before taking an Intensive series class

  • Have already taken an Intensive, Teen, or Family class and want more practice

  • Want to feel out IMPACT before bringing it to their school, business, or organization

  • Want to take a short format class with a family member, friend, or loved one


These shorter classes are for anyone aged 13 and up, unless otherwise noted. You will learn useful physical techniques and/or verbal skills in a trauma-informed, inclusive, and supportive environment.

Upcoming Classes

Intro to Self-Defense
April 27 (6:00pm-7:30pm), $35/person
Intro to Self-Defense
May 25 (6:00pm-7:30pm), $35/person
Intro to Self-Defense
June 29 (6:00pm-7:30pm), $35/person
Intro to Self-Defense
July 13 (6:00pm-7:30pm), $35/person
Safer Together
June 4 (12:00pm-4:00pm), $100/person
Safer Together (Boulder)
August 12 (12:00pm-4:00pm), $100/person

Bystander Intervention Workshops

Gain skills and strategies to safely intervene when you witness harassment or troubling dynamics in public spaces and with peers. Learn low-level interventions, verbal de-escalation and boundary tactics, and how to use physical self-defense skills as a last resort. Practice through role-play scenarios various ways to respond in our inclusive and trauma-informed space. Also learn how to address people you know when they joke about or use abusive language toward a marginalized group. For anyone aged 13 and up, unless otherwise noted.

Upcoming Classes

Stay tuned for more upcoming Bystander Intervention Classes! Submit an Inquiry to get updated when we have new class dates.

Advanced Series

For graduates of our Intensive series courses. Build upon your skills with more environmental realism and complexity. Learn more verbal skills, low-level physical techniques, how to physically protect others as a bystander, powerful physical techniques; and you'll learn how to fight blindfolded, in an elevator, and in a bed with covers. Open to Intensive graduates with instructor approval.

Upcoming Classes

IMPACT Advanced
August 25 (6:00pm-9:00pm), 26 & 27 (10:00am-4:00pm), $500/person
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Weapons Defense Series

For Graduates of Intensive and Advanced Courses. Weapons Defense is the most advanced class offered at IMPACT Personal Safety of Colorado. You will learn the verbal and physical skills necessary to defend yourself against an assailant armed with a blunt object, knife, or gun. You will also learn the psychology of the attacker to help you better understand and process an attack scenario. By dispelling myths about weapons, students who take Weapons Defense are more confident in their own defense when faced with a weapon.

Upcoming Classes

Stay tuned for more upcoming Weapons Defense Classes! Submit an Inquiry to get updated when we have new class dates.
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