The Windsor Heights Police Department is hosting a Women's Self-Defense class for area residents who may be interested in participating in a women's education and self-defense course called Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.). Dates of the course have been set for
Tuesday and Wednesday evenings in October (October 19, 21, 26 and 28) from 6:00-9:30 p.m. at the Windsor Heights Community and Event Center. Class size will be limited to 20 students and attendance at all classes is recommended to complete the program successfully. There will be a one-time registration fee of $25 due prior to the first class along with pre-event paperwork and waivers. Returning students are welcome at no charge. The R.A.D. program for women's basic self-defense is the largest nationally recognized women's self-defense organization in the world (www.rad-systems.com). Classes encompass twelve hours of education and awareness topics mixed in with hands-on, active self-defense techniques and strategies. The final class in the series is a compilation of the material presented where three separate, active simulation scenarios are given to students to apply what they have learned in the classroom. Participation in this course does encourage a moderate level of activity; however, women of all ages and abilities are encouraged to attend. The philosophy of R.A.D. instructors is that this program should be easy to learn, easy to retain, and relatively easy to employ during real confrontational situations. Interested women, high school age and above, may contact Det. Woods at the Windsor Heights Police Department during normal business hours at 515-645-6829 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.