DC IMPACT is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. In 2016 it merged its programs with the DC Self Defense Karate Association, another 501(c)3 nonprofit in order to keep costs down.  No one is profiting from these self-defense classes except the students!

  • DC IMPACT is run on a shoestring budget.  Carol Middleton, Founder, Director and Senior Instructor does not draw any salary.  Other instructors volunteer some or all of their time. All assistants and video camera operators are volunteers. When one considers Carol Middleton’s extensive training and experience of more than 45 years teaching self defense and martial arts and her male instructors’ experience that range from 13-23 years, each DC IMPACT student is benefitting from between 60 and 75 years of self defense teaching experience. We keep our fees low to encourage more people to take advantage of DC IMPACT offerings.   
  • All donations are tax-deductible and VERY appreciated.  You may make a monthly donation if that is easier for you than a lump sum donation. Thank you for your contribution to the success of DC IMPACT!

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5123 Georgia Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20011