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Benefit from 40 years of experience!
Inquire about IMPACT Personal Safety's ESD Workshop Instructor Training Program today.


What is an ESD Workshop

ESD Workshops are interactive sessions that run for 90 minutes to 2 hours, aiming to prepare students mentally and physically for different challenging scenarios. They encompass skills such as recognizing potential threats, seeking assistance, and managing everyday communication interactions with others in our lives.


What We Do

Our IMPACT Instructor training program is designed to prepare instructors worldwide for careers or part-time roles teaching IMPACT classes. We also offer comprehensive support services, including curriculum development, lesson plans, online training, post-class coaching, and business development mentoring, to ensure that instructors thrive and successfully maintain their businesses.

What we do
Training Program

What is Instructor training like

The IMPACT ESD Workshop Instructor training is a six-day program with four additional online sessions. The training is held on two consecutive weekends or from Tuesday to Sunday. In-person training includes the transformational IMPACT Basics class. Typical trainings are 12 hours per day and will be held near metropolitan areas with public transportation. While IMPACT covers lunch expenses, trainees are responsible for transportation, lodging, and other meals. After training, most Instructors are ready to teach immediately with some additional coaching.

How much does this cost?

Cost of the ESD Workshop Instructor Training program is:

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$499 (includes $100 discount)

IMPACT Basics Class (prerequisite):

ESD Workshop Instructor Training:


Total    $2,498


Where we are

We have taught IMPACT Classes in Canada, United States, Mexico, Costa Rica, Chile, Brazil, Belgium, Spain, Netherlands, Slovakia, Kazakhstan, Czech Republic, Albania, Israel, Rwanda, and Thailand.

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Who we are

Since 1984, thousands of people of all genders, ages, sizes, and physical abilities have learned to use their voices to set boundaries and de-escalate violent situations. We have 40 years of experience working with domestic violence shelters, private and public schools, corporations, universities, and private celebrity clients. No matter what a student’s ability level, body type, age, or gender, we can teach them the skills of boundary setting, verbal de-escalation, awareness and intuition, bystander intervention, and, of course, self-defense.


Some Statistics

Women who complete an empowerment self-defense class are less likely to be the targets of assault. Six studies over the past several years,  found significant decreases in sexual harassment, sexual coercion and physical violence.
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Do you want to be a Suited Instructor?

One thing that makes IMPACT unique is “the suit.” Perhaps you’ve seen them on TV or at a local event.

Our padded instructors wear specially designed protective armor so that our students can strike full force and find out what it takes to confront a more prominent person or to deliver a knockout blow to an aggressor. They are protected from head to toe, providing students with the unique opportunity to fight back using all of their strength without hesitation.


or a Lead Instructor?

IMPACT is a self-defense class led by women working in partnership alongside men, modeling for students how this partnership can work and how women can lead.


The lead instructor has the opportunity to affect lives positively.  Empowering and teaching individuals that their lives are worth fighting for and teaching them the skills to stay safe is the ultimate reward.


Your training starts here!

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