Our 3 hour Empowerment Self Defense Intensive offers participants the opportunity to raise their awareness, enhance safety skills, and gain inner confidence and outer strength. Open to female and LGBTQ+ people ages 15 and up.

Participants explore issues through discussions and activities and take on every day troublesome interactions at work, home, and in the public, learning to set boundaries and de-escalate situations in a safe and supportive environment. Physical self defense skills taught include strikes and grab defenses, are practical, effective, fun and accessible to all regardless of physical conditioning or ability.

LOCATION: Maine Taijiquan, 500 Forest Avenue

COST: $35 per person (more if you can/less if you can’t)

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IMPACT COLLEGE-BOUND SAFETY PROGRAM:       Self-defense for female and LGBTQ+ youth.   August 12th and 13th 10am to 4pm

For over 20 years IMPACT has taught practical, relevant safety skills to teens across Massachusetts. As students navigate increasing independence, and face the realities of sexual violence on campus, IMPACT will give them tools to maintain their own safety and speak up to advocate for safe and healthy communities.

Students learn:

  • Physical and verbal self-protection skills
  • Strategies to stop attempted sexual assaults
  • Strategies for sexual assaults perpetrated by people they know
  • Assertive communication
  • How to safely intervene when a friend is at risk
  • Tools to recognize unhealthy relationships
  • To communicate with strength & confidence

IMPACT is collaborating with the Institute for Community Health to study the effectiveness of this program. Students who choose to participate in the evaluation can earn up to $75 for completing surveys during their first year of college. You don’t have to participate in the survey to take the class.

COST: This class is being offered free of charge. Donations gladly accepted to cover cost of travel and space. Suggested donation $25 (more if you can, less if you can’t)

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Street harassment is ever present for many people in our communities and on the rise since the election. Learn and share ways to address this form of assault when you are the target and when you witness others being targeted. Explore how to intervene directly, indirectly, and through distraction, and ways to de-escalating volatile situations. Open to all.

We are excited to partner with the ACLU of Maine to present a series of Active Bystander trainings this summer. We presented in Rockland, Lewiston, and Bangor in June and will be planning dates for Portland and Houlton in early fall. The sessions are free of charge and open to all ages 16 and up. We’ll post dates as soon as we have them.

Would you like to sponsor an Active Bystander class in your area? Give us a call at (207) 232-0484.



To register for upcoming classes please fill out the registration form and pay through the PayPal Link.


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Don’t see the class you wantContact us for more information or get a small group together and we’ll build a class around your schedule and interests!

For more information about courses contact Clara at: info@pacmaine.com