IMPACT Personal Safety believes in women and men working together to end the cycle of violence. We use a team of instructors in every class; a Lead Instructor (usually female) and a Padded Instructor (PI) who acts as a coach as well as a mock aggressor.
The job of a PI is immensely rewarding and challenging. They wear specially tailored protective gear that keeps them safe while simulating realistic assaults in which students practice simple, effective defensive techniques using full force strikes. They also get to use their acting and improv skills during the verbal scenarios where we train students using realistic language so they can practice talking their way out of a situation.
PI’s have the opportunity to see students blossom and find their voice and strength over the length of a class. Few other jobs can offer this kind of growth, enrichment, and feelings of making a difference in someone’s life.
If you are interested in learning more about the role of the Padded Instructors or are interested in joining the team, check out the video below and send us an email. We hold PI recruitment sessions 4 times a year and would love to speak with anyone who is interested in making a difference in people’s lives.