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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 for purchase of educational materials) and the community ($45). All classes are held at the Ray Meyer Fitness and Recreation Center.

Spring Quarter CPR/AED Classes
  • Wednesday, April 24; 5-9 pm
  • Tuesday, April 30; 5-9 pm
  • Friday, May 3; 1-5 pm
  • Thursday, May 16; 5- 9 pm

City Safe Self Defense Classes

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 for specific populations and student organization/campus 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.

Upcoming Self-Defense Classes
Wednesday April 17; 4:30 - 6pm; The Ray Room 135
FREE and open to DePaul Students, Faculty, and Staff Only
Pre-registration required; Sign up online here.*
*A unique Campus Recreation (not your Campus Connect) log-in is needed to register online: online instructions.

Martial Arts

Youth Ages 6 - 13; Monthly Fees: Members $95; Non-Members $125;  Classes Held: Friday 5:15 - 6 pm and 6:15 -7:30 pm; Saturday 10 - 11 am and 11 am - Noon.

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!