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Self-Defense Course Offered for Women
September 4, 2013, 5:24 pm
Filed under: Press Releases

Windsor Heights, IA- The Windsor Heights Police Department is currently gathering contact information 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 tentatively been set for Tuesday & Wednesday evenings in October (1st, 2rd, 8th and 9th from 6:00 – 9:30 pm) at the Windsor Heights Community and Event Center. Class size will be limited to twenty 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 RAD program for women’s basic self defense is the largest nationally recognized women’s self defense organization in the world ( 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 culmination 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 RAD instructors is that this program should be easy to learn, easy to retain, and relatively easy to employ during real confrontational situations. Chief McDaniel of the Windsor Heights Police Department, and long-time certified RAD instructor states, “The objective of the basic RAD program is to develop and enhance the options of self defense so that they may become viable options for a woman who is attacked. We work with our students to educate them on general awareness issues and also strive to create confidence in the application of some basic self defense techniques.”

Interested women, high school age and above, may contact Officer Woods at the Windsor Heights Police Department during normal business hours at (515) 645-6829 or e-mail her at with questions. To register for the course please come to City Hall, 1133 66th St, Windsor Heights.

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