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CPR and Martial Arts Classes

​​​​​​​CPR / AED Certification Classes

Become certified in American Heart Association Heartsaver Adult/Child/Infant CPR/AED. Classes are in-person and will incorporate physical-distancing guidelines. All participants who successfully complete the course will receive a digital certification card through the American Heart Association good for 2 years. ​


  • DePaul students, faculty, and staff: $22.50 (to cover educational materials)​
  • Ray Community and Alumni members:  $55 
  • Not available for non-members.​

Upcoming CPR​​/AED​ Classes

  • New class schedule will be posted soon.

***A minimum of three (3) participants will be required to hold any class.

Register for all classes at the Membership Services desk (773-325-4555).​

Youth Martial Arts

​Coming Soon

Register for Youth Martial Arts at The Ray Membership Services desk, online, or through The Ray at DePaul app! For details on how to get a user name and password or download the app, go to the Registration page. 

Already have a log-in account? Register now.

Monthly Cost:

​Members: $105; Nonmembers: $135​

$10 off per additional sibling

Please note - Children under the age of 12 are required to wear a mask during the class and while in the facility. 

​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

​ ​Adult Martial Arts


Provided by Tandang Garimot
Ages 18+
Tuesdays and Thursdays 8  - 9:30 pm
Monthly Fees: First trial month as low as $39.99!

Get fit while learning to apply western and eastern martial arts techniques.  Through a combination of bag work and partner drills, you will learn martial and self defense techniques that involve kickboxing, grappling, and weapons.  Classes focus primarily on Filipino Martial Arts, and incorporate elements of Muay Thai, boxing, and Jiu Jitsu.  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. Visit the Tandang Garimot website for additional pricing and to register! 
Please contact Danielle Arens if you have any questions regarding Martial Arts programs.​

Self-Defense Classes


City-Safe Self-Defense Provided by IMPACT Chicago

  • For DePaul Students only: Free 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 for specific populations and student organization/campus groups upon request (groups will pay a fee of $150). 

  • Contact Sarah Hardin for questions or to set up a class for a group.

Spikey Self-Defense and Pepper Spray Course provided by Personal Protection Academy 

  • Two courses for the price of one! Learn the technique of using the Spikey tool to defend yourself against an attacker.
  • This course is taught by a certified Spikey instructor.
  • You will learn how to use the Spikey in different defensive situations such as from the front, behind, and side, while learning proper striking techniques whether walking alone or in a car.
  • The instructor will demonstrate with hands-on techniques the safest & quickest way to avoid an attacker.
  • Course fee includes: Spikey, DVD, keyring, use of trainer pepper spray & certificate of completion. 
Price: $105 per person, $95 when 2 or more sign up together

Register by contacting Deb O'Malley at Personal Protection Academy: 773-497-8543