Celebrate Founder's Day the IMPACT way!
I can’t believe it’s that time of year again…the founder’s birthday. That’s me, the founder of IMPACT Personal Safety. I’ve been teaching IMPACT since 1985, over 30 years, now more than half of my life. And you know what, I’m just as excited now as I was 30 years ago! I still have the best job in the world.

As I think about the years and all of the stories, I am overwhelmed by faces and memories of all of the people who have come and gone in my life. I have personally taught thousands upon thousands of students over the years. And I have trained hundreds of instructors who have taught hundreds or thousands of students themselves. There are people teaching IMPACT who don’t even know that I was their chapter’s first trainer, that they are teaching material I taught them – that’s how old I am.

When I first started, I was young and excited and so happy to learn what my trainers had to teach me. I worked hard to become a good teacher and to know the material. From my 30s to my 50s, it was a blur of activity; developing new courses, coming up with new ideas, continuing to improve verbal strategies and boundary setting topics. It was exciting, and it was fulfilling. And now, at 60 years old, I am excited and looking forward to all the new adventures with IMPACT Global.

Now to the point of my story (I can hear Ellen Snortland in my head, “don’t bury the lead!”).

I don’t fight any more, I haven’t for years. This is a huge loss in my life. I loved fighting with a passion I had never felt before. I still feel it when students are fighting and I’m coaching, but it is not the same…it is a huge loss in my life.

We’re offering a discount on classes so people can come and kick some ass for me. I’ll come to the graduation and cheer them on! The discount is for the February and March classes. Please pass this on to as many people as possible to make February an ass-kicking month!

Upcoming Classes and Events
In-Person Basics Classes

In our flagship 16-hour course, you will learn verbal and physical defense tactics for a wide range of real-life scenarios including dealing with strangers and people you know. You’ll also work on awareness skills, avoidance and target denial skills and learn about the key role intuition plays in your safety. Our adrenaline-state training and layered teaching style ensures that your body will absorb the techniques and they’ll be with you for life. This class is for anyone regardless of age, fitness level or physical limitations. We work around existing injuries and disabilities to find what works best for your body.
Despite all the amazing physical skills you’ll gain, the best thing you’ll gain is the ability to not fight, but to see trouble coming and avoid it, to talk your way out of sticky situations – with strangers or people you know, and keep your grace under pressure.
Basics is four 4-hour sessions over four weeks. Basics Intensive is four 4-hour sessions over two weekends (Saturday and Sunday).

Due to the COVID-19 Omicron variant, we are asking that all students who attend our in-person classes be vaccinated. Students will be required to provide proof of vaccination prior to class. All of our instructors and assistants have been vaccinated.

How You Can Support Impact?
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Twitter: @ImpactSafety
We would like to encourage you to add your class videos, comments about your class, and any success stories you may have to our social media pages. Your comments and stories are inspirational and encouraging to others!!
Please use these hash tags - or start your own, but let us know!
#impactpersonalsafety #fightforyourlife #selfdefense #personalsafety #BadAss
P.O. Box 931541
Los Angeles, CA 90093