Dale Mabry’s Physical Education department is proud to offer a new class designed to teach women how to be safe and defend themselves. PEM 1405 Self Defense for Women follows the Rape Aggression Defense (or simply R.A.D.) curriculum. The R.A.D. approach to personal safety begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction, and risk avoidance and progresses to hands-on physical defense techniques. In addition, R.A.D. is the only self-defense program endorsed by the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators.
Participants in the class will learn a wide range of tactics including verbal techniques, ground defense options, escaping from bear hugs and choke holds, and many more. These practical techniques are designed to maximize the strengths of a woman’s body and build upon existing instinctive responses to provide women with effective self-defense options. Also in this course students will have the opportunity for hands-on dynamic impact practice and realistic simulation exercises.
Two sections of the course are being offered in the current semester and enrollment is excellent. Look for additional sections in the upcoming summer and fall semesters.
Article written by: Karl DeBate