Purdue police offer rape aggression defense training

February 12, 2013  

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Purdue University Police Department is offering a rape aggression defense (RAD) women's self-defense course in April. 

RAD is a three-day course, and attendance on all three days is required for successful completion. The course will be hosted April 15-17, from 6-10 p.m. at the Purdue University Police Department. 

RAD instructors will focus on education and awareness, prevention, risk reduction, and the avoidance of assault and rape. The RAD system is dedicated to teaching defensive concepts and techniques against various types of assault by utilizing easy, effective, and proven self-defense/martial arts tactics.

The program is free of charge, and the minimum age for participants is 13. Affiliation with the university is not required to register, and participants will be registered in the order in which the requests are received. Athletic style clothing is recommended and shorts are not permitted.

Parking arrangements will be made for registered attendees. 

To register yourself and/or another woman, email Officer John Goetz at jcgoetz@purdue.edu

Contact: John Goetz, 765-494-8221,  jcgoetz@purdue.edu

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