IMPACT Bay Area is dedicated to providing personal safety skills and confidence to communities most at risk of violence and harassment in our society. Among our LGBTQ+ offerings are LGBTQ+ Basics, which is a four-day course held annually in the Fall, and LGBTQ+ Intro to Empowerment Self-Defense classes, which are 3-hour workshops intended to empower students with introductory skills in healthy boundary-setting and full force self-defense.
LGBTQ+ Intro to Empowerment Self-Defense:
This three-hour training covers street safety and awareness, physical and verbal boundary setting, and full force self-defense skills proven effective at increasing safety and confidence. Students get the unique and powerful experience of practicing their techniques full force in safe and realistic scenarios against a padded mock assailant. This is a great class to take if you are considering the full-length course, and attendees who complete this class will receive a discount on a future course. This class is open to all LGBTQ+ identified students age 16+.
Scholarship and Flexible Payment Plans:
We are committed to making our classes available to all people, regardless of ability to pay. Fill out our online scholarship form to apply or contact us to learn more about our flexible payment plans.