Realistic Personal Safety & Self-Defense

IMPACT is a unique personal safety and self-defense curriculum that teaches students effective strategies to resist threats, intimidation and violence perpetrated by strangers and people they know.  Classes are taught by a team of two instructors, one of whom takes on the role of a perpetrator. He wears a full suit of body armor so students can safely defend themselves using the same force needed in a real attack.

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The Latest from IMPACT:

 

IMPACT GRADUATE SURVEY

 
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NECN covered an IMPACT workshop that took place at Copley Squre

IMPACT's LGBTQ Self-Defense Class was featured on Channel 5's Chronicle
Watch the video to see IMPACT in action!

See more of Chronicle's enlightening episode Almost Equal about the great work being done to address challenges facing the LGBTQ community!

http://www.thebostonchannel.com/video/30836988/detail.html

Our next LGBTQ Self-Defense Class will be held Friday October 25th thru
 Sunday October 27th
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Click here for more information.

 


More of IMPACT's Mission

Abuse Prevention

Preventing abuse before it is perpetrated requires the bravery and skills to initiate hard conversations, work for social change, and advocate for safe communities. IMPACT gives people the experience of being effective in the face of fear as well as useful strategies to channel that confidence toward prevention.

Building Confidence: Healing from Abuse and Trauma

Nearly half of IMPACT's students are survivors of abuse and trauma. Instructors create a supportive environment and openly acknowledge the fears and struggles associated with learning self-defense. IMPACT classes give students the experience of being powerful in their bodies, which offers many survivors a unique opportunity for healing.
Find out more here.    

IMPACT in the news:

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Wellesley Patch
 December 20, 2011


The Milford Daily News
 February 14, 2011


Examiner
 January 14, 201
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Boston Globe
 March 15, 2009


Wicked Local
August 21, 2009


Malden Observer
March 5, 2009


Regional Review
January 29, 200
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Wellesley Townsman
December 13, 2007

 


IMPACT works to prevent violence and abuse by giving people the tools to protect their safety and advocate for healthy relationships and sexual respect in their communities and society.