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APD to Offer RAD Self Defense Classes This Fall

Posted by thowens on August 26, 2016

The Auburn Police Department will be offering a self-defense course for women this fall. The four-session course, which begins Oct. 20, teaches the RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) System of awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance. Registration is required.

RAD is dedicated to teaching women defensive concepts and techniques against various types of assault by utilizing easy, effective and proven self-defense/martial arts tactics. RAD is not a martial arts class. Certified RAD instructors will teach the course.

Dates: Oct. 20, 27 & Nov. 3, 10
Time:
6-9 p.m.
Location:
APD Training Facility (1131 W Auburn Dr.)
Facilitators:
Jeff Plank & Joseph McGrade
Register:
Call 260-920-3200 ext 1970

Requirements:

  • Must be a female age 13 or older
  • $5 one-time registration fee (Classes open to new participants first. If space allows, returning participants may sign up for free.)
  • Must attend all four classes to complete course and receive certification
  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing

Session Descriptions

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.

 
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