In-Person Classes

IMPACT has scholarships available for all classes and we also accept payment through the Massachusetts Victim’s Compensation program

To apply for a scholarship please visit the “Scholarship Opportunities ” page located at the bottom of the Public Classes menu or click here.

To pay through Victim’s Compensation please email us at:


20-hour class, all genders who identify as LGBTQ+ ages 16+
(Please contact us at if you’d like to register someone outside this age range)
Course Fee*: $350

*scholarships available

This 20-hour course is specifically designed for those who identify as LGBTQ+. In this course you will learn to resist threats, intimidation, and violence perpetrated by strangers and familiar people. In a supportive, trauma-sensitive environment, students learn assertive verbal boundary setting techniques and physical self-defense skills to defend against a number of threatening scenarios including front confrontations, attacks from behind, attempted sexual assault, and ground fighting. Taught by instructors familiar with the LGBTQ community and LGBTQ violence prevention, this course offers scenarios that address the specific ways in which LGBTQ individuals are intimidated and attacked.

Upcoming LGBTQ+ Core classes:

December 1st 6pm – 9pm, December 2nd 10am – 7pm, December 3rd 10am – 6pm (must attend all sessions) // 450 Broadway, Malden, MA 02148

To register at full price, click the button below. To apply for a scholarship, click here



2024 classes will be posted to the website in late January. If you would like to receive an email notification when classes dates are confirmed and registration goes live, please email: