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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.

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.

Fall Quarter Self-Defense Classes
Tuesday, October 15; 5-6:30 pm; FREE!
Open to DePaul Students, Faculty, and Staff Only
Pre-registration required by Sunday October 13.
*A unique Campus Recreation (not your Campus Connect) log-in is needed to register online: online instructions.

Youth Martial Arts

For youth ages 6 - 13; Monthly Fees: Members $95; Non-Members $125;  Classes Held: Friday 5 - 6 pm and 6:15 -7:30 pm; Saturday 11 am - Noon and Noon - 1 pm.

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
Please contact Danielle Arens if you have any questions regarding Martial Arts programs.

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!

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.

Fall Quarter CPR Classes
Tuesday, October 1; 5-9 pm
Friday, October 4; 12-4 pm               
Friday, October 18; 1-5 pm   

Spikey Self Defense 

Provided by Personal Protection Academy 
Spikey self-defense & Pepper Spray Course. 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.

Fall Class: Wednesday, October 2 from 4-6pm 

Course 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 773-497-8543