R.A.D. class gives women real techniques to reduce risk, defend against attacker
These 12 hours could save your life.
In the Pasadena Police Department’s R.A.D program, it only takes a few hours, a couple of nights a week to learn how to defend yourself in the event of an attack. The class teaches students simple, realistic self-defense maneuvers and gives them tips about how to recognize and reduce risk in different types of situations.
The upcoming R.A.D. – or Rape Aggression Defense – class will be held over the course of four evenings: Nov. 12-13 and Nov. 19-20. Each class will be held from 6-9 p.m. The first three nights of the class will be held at the Pasadena Police Academy (4801 Spencer); the final class will be held at the Multipurpose Recreation Center (5200 Burke).
The class is open to females, ages 12 & up. The cost to participate is $25 per student. The program is designed to help women be safer, more aware and more confident.
While the program is focused on achieving some important goals, it is also designed to be a comfortable, informal environment for the students. Participants can tailor the activity level to their needs and take breaks whenever needed. Although not overly demanding, it is a physical course, so students are encouraged to come dressed in athletic or workout clothing, including tennis shoes, so that they can move around easily.
Anyone interested in participating should contact PPD’s Community Services Division at (713) 920-1655 to reserve a spot in the program. To learn more about the class, two videos – a public service announcement and a feature story – are available on the Pasadena Channel’s YouTube channel.