We teach two kinds of classes:

PEMA 116: Women’s Self-Defense (2 credits): This class offers a holistic approach to self-defense and sexual assault prevention. You’ll learn awareness and avoidance strategies, verbal self-defense, assertiveness and empowerment, non-violent physical defensive skills, and effective, easy-to-learn fighting techniques. No previous experience or special skills are required.

  • To register for PEMA 116, go to the UO Class Schedule, choose the appropriate term, and look under PEMA (PE Martial Arts) for our current offerings.
  • Please note that you have a choice in your enrollment status for PE classes — you can take the class for credit or for non-credit. If you register on DuckWeb you’ll receive credit for the class. You can apply 12 PE credits toward your undergraduate degree. If you want to participate, but don’t need the credit, join for non-credit by registering at the SRC (Student Recreation Center) Service Center and only pay the course fee ($200). Students who participate in this option do not pay tuition.

Workshops for your group or organization: To request a workshop, please use this form: We will work with your group to create a workshop that fits your needs. We generally need at least two weeks of lead time to organize a workshop, so please submit your request early.