Registration for the next session of the Pearland Police Department's Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) program is open. This FREE program takes place over 4 days and teaches women awareness, risk reduction and the basics of hands-on defense training.
This next session will take place on August 5th, 6th, 12th, and 13th from 6:00pm - 9:30pm., with varying time frames. This FREE course will be held at the Melvin Knapp Senior Center, 2424 Park Ave in Pearland.
Please be prepared to come to all four class sessions as each day builds on the next.
Rape Aggression Defense is a program filled with realistic self-defense tactics and techniques. This program will begin by teaching women awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, then progress to the basics of hands-on defense training. R.A.D. is NOT a martial arts program. This course is taught by R.A.D. certified instructors and will provide students with a reference manual. The manual outlines the entire defense system for reference and continuous personal growth.
Using the average woman's natural reactions to a threat, RAD teaches simple yet effective techniques against various types of assault backed by solid research and legal defensibility. The unique teaching methodology will provide students with the knowledge to make educated decision about resistance. Students will be taught about "The Fight or Flight Syndrome" and will be encouraged to take an active role in their own self-defense and psychological well-being.
What does RAD Provide?
- Certified Instructors - A lifetime free return policy - Comprehensive Manual - Training designed for the average woman's fitness level - A continuum of strategies to counteract assaults by strangers and acquaintances - Practical self-defense options that specifically apply to gender physiology and mind set - Simulated assault scenarios to let woman utilize their skills in a safe training environment
@ferocious : I don't see anything saying you have to be female to attend the class. It does seem that the course is geared toward teaching women, so it might not be as useful to a male attendee. Generally, if you're a guy, you might be better off taking a Judo, or BJJ class instead.