STEPHENVILLE (April 20, 2017) — The Tarleton State University Police Department will offer a one-day Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) training session on Saturday, April 22, for female students, faculty, staff and area residents.
The free, 12-hour course takes place from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. as a one-day class instead of in four separate sessions. Participants will be on their own for lunch.
RAD instructors focus on education and awareness, prevention, risk reduction and the avoidance of assault and rape. The RAD system teaches defensive concepts and techniques against various types of assault by using easy, effective and proven self-defense and martial arts tactics.
“Our goal is to provide women with the knowledge and skills to make educated decisions about their personal safety, because safety and survival in today’s world require a definite course of action,” said Tarleton Police Sgt. Kristie Bint. “We provide effective options by teaching women to take an active role in their own self-defense and psychological well-being.”
In addition to Bint, other RAD instructors are Sgt. Amanda Miller, Officer Doug Johnson and Molly Smith, all with Tarleton police. Participants should meet instructors in the foyer of the kinesiology area of Wisdom Gym on April 22.
Minimum age for participants is 13. Early registration is encouraged.