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APD Offering Self Defense Class for Women

Posted by thowens on July 15, 2015

The Auburn Police Department will be offering a self-defense course for women next month. The four-session, which begins August 9, teaches the RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) System of awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance. Registration is required.

R.A.D. 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. R.A.D. is not a martial arts class. Certified RAD instructors will teach the course.

Dates: August 9, 16, 23 and 30
Time:
3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Location:
Auburn Police Department (210 S Cedar Street) - Meet in the front lobby
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

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 refine the skills and continue to practice techniques.

Session 4

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

RAD Registration Form

RAD Brochure

 
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