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: registration@impactboston.org


Introduction to IMPACT for Trauma Survivors

6-hour class, all genders welcome, ages 16+
(Please contact us at info@impactboston.org if you’d like to register someone outside this age range)
Course Fee*: $95

*scholarships available

This 6-hour class is designed for survivors of trauma who are interested in taking an IMPACT class but are not sure which class best suits their needs. This class introduces students to IMPACT principles and basic techniques, while also helping students to manage their adrenaline through breathing and body awareness exercises.

Upcoming Introduction to IMPACT for Trauma Survivor classes:

October 16th, 12:00pm – 6:00pm // Malden location: 420 Pearl Street, Malden, MA 02148

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

 

Women’s 10-hour

10-hour class, all women-identified folx welcome, ages 16+, must attend both sessions
(Please contact us at info@impactboston.org if you’d like to register someone outside this age range)
Course Fee*: $195

*scholarships available

In this 10-hour course you can learn practical safety skills in half the time of our Women’s basics course. Students learn how to use their body language to communicate strength and to manage their bodies’ natural adrenaline responses. They also get the opportunity to practice physical and verbal self-defense skills in realistic scenarios.

Upcoming 10-hour classes:

November 13th and 14th, 12:00pm – 5:00pm both days // Malden location: 420 Pearl Street, Malden, MA 02148

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

 

Women’s Core Program

19-hour class, all women-identified folx welcome, ages 16+, must attend all 3 sessions
(Please contact us at info@impactboston.org if you’d like to register someone outside this age range)
Course Fee*: $350

*scholarships available

This is our standard self-defense course for women and teen girls ages 16+ that teaches students 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 skills to defend against a number of threatening scenarios including front confrontations, attacks from the rear, attempted sexual assault, and ground fighting.

Upcoming Women’s Core classes:

January 14th (4:30pm-9:30pm), January 15th (10:00am-7:00pm), and January 16th (11:00am-4:00pm // Malden location: 420 Pearl Street, Malden, MA 02148

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

LGBTQ+ Core Program 

20-hour class, all LGBTQ-identified folx welcome, ages 16+, must attend all 4 sessions
(Please contact us at info@impactboston.org if you’d like to register someone outside this age range)
Course Fee*: $350, call or email to inquire about sliding scale payment options

*scholarships available

This is our standard self-defense basics course for people of all genders who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, and/or questioning and are above the age of 16. 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 the rear, 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:

March 18th (6:00pm-9:00pm), March 19th (10:00am-5:00pm), March 20th (10:00am-5:00pm), March 21st (6:00pm-9:00pm) // Malden location: 420 Pearl Street, Malden, MA 02148

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

 

Women of Color Core Program 

19-hour class, women and teen girls of color, ages 16+, must attend all 4 sessions
(Please contact us at info@impactboston.org if you’d like to register someone outside this age range)
Course Fee*: $350, call or email to discuss sliding scale payment options

*scholarships available

This 20-hour weekend course is specifically designed for women and teen girls of color ages 16+. Students develop physical and verbal skills to resist threats, intimidation, violence and acts of discrimination perpetrated by both strangers and familiar people. In a supportive, trauma-informed environment, students learn assertive boundary setting techniques and physical skills to defend and fight back against various threatening situations including confrontations, verbal assault/harassment, attacks from behind, attempted sexual assaults, and ground fighting. This class will also address harm reduction strategies in response to state violence.

Upcoming Women of Color Core classes:

April 22nd (4:30pm-9:30pm), April 23rd (10:00am-7:00pm), and April 24th (11:00am-4:00pm // Malden location: 420 Pearl Street, Malden, MA 02148

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