From street safety and awareness to full-force self-defense techniques, this 3-hour class lays a foundation of skills including intuition, situational awareness, body language and voice proven effective at increasing safety and confidence. Participants practice de-escalating dangerous situations, and get the unique and powerful experience of practicing physical techniques at full force in safe and realistic scenarios against a padded mock assailant.
This class is led by a Whistle Instructor, who is the lead coach, and a Suited Instructor, who plays the role of mock assailant and wears a padded suit to allow students to hit full force. Physical techniques include defending against attacks from the front, being grabbed from behind, and an introduction to fighting from the ground. This is a great class to take if you are considering a full-length Women’s, LGBTQ+ or Young Adult Basics course, but would like to check out an introductory IMPACT class first. You’ll leave this class feeling strong and maybe surprised by your own power and courage!
Open to all genders ages 16+.