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Self-defense and Empowerment Courses

Special Services offers free-of-charge self-defense classes to ALL Penn affiliates. These self-defense trainings empower individuals through communication and physical defense. We provide gender inclusive and expansive courses, separate courses for women and men, and private classes. Contact Special Services to schedule a private class at

We are thankful to have served and empowered over 800 Penn affiliates in 2023!

Our courses are now available through our partnership with Penn’s Division of Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletics (DRIA).

You may register here to attend a FREE self-defense class at Pottruck Health & Fitness Center!

Class schedules can be found on link above! Email or call us should you have any questions!

Note, you must complete a 1-hour LIVE virtual workshop before attending the 2-hour hands on training.