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    Self-Defense Training (RAD)

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    RAD Self Defense Class physical training
    The Ankeny Police Department offers a four day self-defense training program designed specifically for women called Rape Aggression Defense Systems or (RAD) for short. This 12-hour course will be taught in four, three-hour evening sessions from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Ankeny Police Department, located at 411 SW Ordnance Rd.  We hope to offer the full course four times throughout the calendar year. Register for upcoming classes below.


    RAD courses will be offered the following dates:

    • Aug. 3, 5, 10 and 12, 2020
    • Nov. 2, 4, 9 and 11, 2020

    Rape Aggression Defense Systems (RAD) is the largest self-defense network in the country. 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. RAD is taught by certified instructors from the Ankeny Police Department. There is a $35 fee for the course that includes a training manual and a lifetime return practice policy. This is the perfect course for any woman who is interested in learning how to protect herself. Mothers and daughters are encouraged to attend together. Minimum age to participate is 14 years old. Written permission from a parent or guardian to participate is required for anyone under the age of 18 years old.

    If you have any questions regarding the course, please contact lead instructor Officer Tony Higgins at or call and leave message at 515-289-5240.

    Space is limited, register now to ensure your spot. Online payment is required at the time of registration. View instructions to pay online via PayPal, debit or credit card now.

    "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

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