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Martial Arts & Safety Classes

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

Register for all classes at the Membership Services desk, online, or through The Ray at DePaul app.

CPR / AED Certification Classes

Become certified in American Heart Association Heartsaver Adult/Child/Infant CPR/AED. We offer certification classes for DePaul students, faculty, and staff ($22.50) and the community ($45). All classes are held at the Ray Meyer Fitness and Recreation Center.

Fall Classes
Friday, October 12; 1-5 pm
Tuesday, October 23; 5-9 pm
Friday, November 9; 1-5 pm

City-Safe Self-Defense Workshops

Provided by IMPACT Chicago
Classes provide safety skill instruction including awareness, basic verbal techniques and elementary physical responses to unwanted verbal or physical confrontation. Additional classes may be set up specific populations and student organization groups upon request. All classes will be held at the Ray Meyer Fitness and Recreation Center. Pre-Registration is suggested as we need at least 5 people in the class for it to be held. Once we reach 5 people, we will take walk-ins or later registrants up to 20 participants.

Fees: Students/Faculty/Staff - $10; Student Organizations (provide training for up to 20 people) - $100 

Fall Classes
Wednesday, October 10; 7:30 - 9 pm; Ray Rm. 135
Friday, October 19; 12:30 - 2 pm​; Ray Rm. 135
Register at Membership Services or online.

Martial Arts

Youth Karate Weekly Classes

Provided by Impact Dojo

Youth ages 6-13

Friday, 6:15 - 7:30 pm and Saturday, 11 am - noon

Monthly Fees: Members $95; Non-Members $125 

Youth karate participants will learn:

  • Stranger danger and bullying prevention
  • Karate Basic Principles (respect, discipline, confidence, good character)
  • The importance of healthy living
  • Goal setting and the pursuit of achieving goals
  • Emergency situation response and action

Filipino Martial Arts

Provided by Tandang Garimot
Ages 18+
Tuesdays and Thursdays 8  - 9:30 pm
Monthly Fees: Members $95, Non-members $125

Filipino Martial Arts is known for stick fighting and also includes training on empty handed fighting, boxing, grappling, and healing (Hilot). FMA relies on speed and proper body mechanics, rather than strength and size.  This system is perfect for those looking for self-defense and fitness while learning a new skill. Contact us to try out a class!