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RAD Self Defense Training

The Auburn Police Department will be offering a self-defense course for women. This four-session course teaches the RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) System, which includes awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance. Women will learn realistic, self-defense tactics and techniques. Certified RAD instructors will teach the course.

Participants must attend all 4 classes to complete the course and receive a certificate:

  • Tuesday, November 7
  • Tuesday, November 14
  • Tuesday, November 21
  • Tuesday, November 28

All four sessions are held from 6-9 p.m. at the Auburn Police Training Facility (1131 West Auburn Drive).


Session 1
Students will discuss the following:

  • Risk reduction strategies
  • Date rape
  • Continuum of survival
  • Defensive strategies
  • Basic principles of defense
  • Pros and cons of defensive weaponry
  • Developing a defensive mind set
  • Understanding offensive and defensive postures
  • Recognizing vulnerable locations
  • Utilizing personal weapons

Session 2
Participants will begin hands-on, direct impact training, striking padded equipment held by the instructors. All techniques target a single attacker.

Session 3
Participants will use techniques in dynamic impact training by striking padded equipment held by the instructors.

Session 4
Students will participate in “simulated assault” scenarios with RAD instructors, who along with participants, wear state-of-the-art protective gear specifically designed for this training.

Must be a female age 13 or older

One-time registration fee

  • New students: $10
  • Returning students: $5


Christi Meyers – Administrative Assistant
260-920-3200 Ext 1960


To register, click on the link below and complete all the form fields. You'll receive an automatic email that your application has been received.

RAD Course Registration

If you do not have Internet access, you may visit the APD and use the computer in the lobby.



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