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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.

Spring Quarter Classes TBD
Spring class times will be posted soon!

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 and student organization groups .

Spring Quarter Classes
Friday, May 5; 12:30 - 2 pm
Fees:   Students/Faculty/Staff - $10;    Student Organizations - $100

Additional Classes TBD

Martial Arts

Youth 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
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

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!