The course includes lecture, discussion and self-defense techniques, suitable for women of all ages and abilities.
The Middletown Police will be hosting a Basic R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense) course for residents Tuesday evenings in August at the Middletown Police Station.
Courses are scheduled for August 5, 12, 19 and 26, from 6 to 9 p.m. and will include lecture, discussion and self-defense techniques, suitable for women of all ages and abilities.
Applications will be accepted for students 15 years or older, under 18 requires a parent.
R.A.D. Systems supports self-defense as 90 percent awareness and therefore teaches a comprehensive course that begins with risk awareness, prevention, reduction and avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training.
R.A.D. is not a martial arts program.
Courses are taught by certified R.A.D. instructors. The R.A.D. System of Physical Defense is currently being taught at many venues and is widely accepted due to the simplicity and effectiveness of the tactics, solid research, legal defensibility and unique teaching methodology.
R.A.D. is the only existing program with a free lifetime return and practice policy, honored throughout both the U.S. and Canada.
There is a $25 registration fee and forms can be found on the Police Department Website, www.middletownpd.us or at the Police Station, 130 Hampden Road, Middletown. For more information, please email Sgt. Brenner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, visit Middletownde.org.