Hosted by the Irving Police Department, Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Systems classes are designed to teach women and girls 12 years and older realistic self-defense tactics and techniques. The course is taught by Irving police officers who are nationally certified RAD instructors. These free classes are open to any female, 12 years and older, living in or visiting the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area.
The upcoming classes are open to females ages 12 and over:
6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Monday, January 16 through Thursday, January 19.
Classes are held at the Police Training Academy, 2603 Esters Road. Parking is available in the north parking lot, near the water tower.
Bring completed registration forms and waivers to first class.
Wear basic workout attire: something comfortable that would be worn to the gym, such as T-shirt, shorts or pants, and closed-toe lace-up shoes. No sandals, boots, or open-toe shoes.
RAD is designed to engage participants in a series of hands-on, realistic self-defense tactics and reinforce the power of the voice. The RAD curriculum teaches basic self-defense and focuses on self-awareness, risk reduction and avoidance. These programs include educational components comprised of lectures, discussions and physical resistance strategies. The program's goal is to develop and enhance a woman's options for self-defense, giving her viable considerations if she is attacked.
Designed for women and girls of all skill levels, each class is split into three-hour sessions held over four days, providing flexibility for those who work or attend school.
In addition, participants who complete the program are eligible for RAD Systems' Lifetime Return and Practice Policy, allowing them free acceptance to any class held in the United States or Canada for additional practice and education. This program is an excellent opportunity for women of all skill levels.