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August 22, 2013

Purdue police offering women's self-defense class in September

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

RAD is a three-day course, and attendance on all three days is required for successful completion. The course is set for Sept. 16-18, from 6-10 p.m. each day, at the police department, 205 S. Martin Jischke Drive, on campus.

 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.

 Please plan to park in the large gravel lot located south of the intersection of Gates Road and Nimitz Drive. Contact Sgt. John Goetz at jcgoetz@purdue.edu to reserve a spot in the course.

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