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Public Safety Self-Defense Program

Questions?

Public Safety
202-885-2527
Fax: 202-885-1867
dps@american.edu
Don Myers Building

9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday - Friday. For emergencies, please call 202-885-3636.

Sowers, William Curtis
Assistant Director, Administration & Transportation

Public Safety
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016-8068

Questions?

Public Safety
202-885-2527
Fax: 202-885-1867
dps@american.edu
Don Myers Building

9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday - Friday. For emergencies, please call 202-885-3636.

Sowers, William Curtis
Assistant Director, Administration & Transportation

Public Safety
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016-8068

Self-Defense Classes Offered at AU



The Department of Public Safety offers free self-defense classes each semester.  Courses are available in gender-specific or gender-neutral formats, with full course and short course options.  Any member of the American University community is eligible for the class, and no prerequisites, past experience or physical fitness level are required.

Self-Defense provides information, tactics, and considerations which may be useful for various types of dangerous encounters. The course is taught by certified Self-Defense instructors who work for the Department of Public Safety.

Interested in holding a private class? We are happy to hold classes for groups that are unable to make the  prescheduled classes. If you are interested in holding a class not listed on our calendar please contact Lieutenant Rima Sifri at sifri@american.edu