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Police Department is adding more free sessions of its practical self-defense
course this fall to help women throughout the campus community boost their
safety and self-confidence.
series of the Rape Aggression Defense, or RAD, basic course is set for Tuesdays
from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. beginning Sept. 3 for five weeks, ending Oct.
RAD basic course series is planned on Mondays beginning Oct. 21
for five weeks, ending Nov. 18. That class will be held from 5:30 to
8:30 p.m. each session.
department began offering the RAD self-defense course to the campus community
in 2003. Since then, hundreds of women have learned its practical safety
nationally certified instructors teach participants in the introductory RAD
course about awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance as well
as options to analyze situations and choose what may work best to help them
escape, resist and survive an assault. Class members learn helpful verbal
skills and get hands-on training in basic defense and counteracting assaults by
both strangers and acquaintances.
free RAD classes are open to all female MTSU students, faculty and staff and to
details and a registration link are available at http://www.mtsu.edu/police/RAD.php. Participants also can register
directly at https://is.gd/MTPD_RADregister.
say RAD class members must attend all five course sessions to complete their
training because new material is introduced in each class. Instructors will
provide more class information when students register.
Class size is
limited and there’s always a waiting list, so the MTSU Police Department is
encouraging participants to enroll as soon as possible.
Aggression Defense System, a comprehensive program of realistic defense tactics
and techniques, is designed for women age 13 and older with no experience in
physical skills training. Instructors also can accommodate any participant’s
A preview of
the class is available in a video from the national RAD website at http://ow.ly/JNKr30oweyi. (Note: The video depicts examples of
aggressive behavior for training purposes, as well as self-defense tactics.)
information about MTSU’s RAD classes, email firstname.lastname@example.org.