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Martial Arts & Safety Classes

CPR / Self-Defense / Martial Arts (Karate and Filipino Martial Arts)


We offer American Heart Association Heartsaver Adult/Child/Infant CPR/AED certification for DePaul students, faculty, and staff ($13.50) and the community ($45). Register at the Membership Services desk, online, or through The Ray at DePaul app.

Winter Quarter Classes:
Sunday, January 15; 1-5 pm
Tuesday, January 31; 5:30-9:30 pm
Friday, February 10; 1-5 pm
Wednesday, February 22; 5:30-9:30 pm
Thursday, March 2; 5:30-9:30 pm

Basic Self-Defense

Provided by IMPACT Chicago
Classes provide safety skill instruction including awareness, basic verbal techniques and elementary physical responses to unwanted verbal or physical confrontation. Instruction is focused and designed for female participation. Additional classes may be set up for male participants. Student organizations .

Winter Quarter Classes:
Instruction provided by IMPACT Chicago
Friday, January 27; 12:30 - 2 pm
Friday, February 17; 12:30 - 2 pm
DPU Students/Faculty/Staff $10
Student Organization (up to 20 members) $100

Martial Arts

Youth and Adult Karate

Provided by Impact Dojo
Members $95, non-members $125
Youth ages 6-13
Friday, 6:15-7:15 pm and Saturday 11 am - noon
Monthly Classes
Ages 14 and up
Saturday, 12:30-1:30 pm
Monthly Classes

Classes are high energy and full of fun and excitement.  Students learn principles, history, and philosophy of Karate. Classes include physical activity and an education component.

In the class you will learn:

  • Stranger danger
  • Bullying prevention
  • Principals of Karate (respect, discipline, confidence, good character)
  • Understand physical and non-physical threats
  • Understand the importance of healthy living
  • Goal setting and the pursuit of achieving goals
  • Abduction prevention
  • Emergency situation response and action

Filipino Martial Arts

Provided by Tandang Garimot
Members $95/month, non-members $125/month
Ages 18+
Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:30 - 10 pm

This is a chance for you to improve your fitness while learning a new skill. Contact us to try out a class!