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Self-defense and Empowerment Courses

Thank you for joining us for another great academic year of self-defense and empowerment trainings!

More trainings and events are being planned for this summer, stop back soon for new offerings.

Please reach out to if you have any questions.


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

Students who complete an online virtual session will have the option to also attend an in-person training at 4040 Chestnut Street.