"TO DEVELOP AND ENHANCE THE OPTIONS OF SELF DEFENSE, SO THEY MAY BECOME VIABLE CONSIDERATION TO THE WOMAN WHO IS ATTACKED." - Lawrence Nadeau, founder of the RAD. System
The FBI estimates that 1 in 3 women will become a victim of a sexual assault in their lifetime. The Ankeny Police Department recognizes this fact and has established an ongoing self-defense training program designed specifically for women.
Rape Aggression Defense Systems (RAD) is the largest self-defense network in the country. RAD is taught by certified instructors from the law enforcement community. This course is 12 hours in length, usually taught in four sessions. The RAD system teaches awareness, prevention, risk reduction, and basic physical defense techniques. The course culminates in a "realistic simulation" which gives the students the opportunity to test their abilities on a real person during a simulated attack. Students who complete a RAD course are encouraged to take advantage of the free lifetime "return and practice" policy. This policy allows students to return, free of charge, to any RAD course offered in the United States and Canada.
RAD courses are being held three times this year, however, if you have a group of women interested in a RAD class, we may be able to schedule a class specifically for your group.
There is a $30.00 fee for the course that includes a training manual, RAD T-shirt, and a lifetime return practice policy. Course fees must be paid by check (payable to the City of Ankeny) at least three business days prior to the first class.
2014 Dates & Times
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Ankeny Police Department
411 SW Ordnance Rd.