Irving PAL (Police Athletic/Activities League) is hosting a four-day rape aggression defense class for women, ages 13 years and older.
"The Rape Aggression Defense System (RADS) is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques. The comprehensive, women-only course begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance, while progressing to the basics of hands-on defense training."
The class will be held in 4 sessions spread out into 4 nights:
- Monday and Tuesday, 4/8 & 4/9: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
- NO CLASS ON WEDNESDAY, 4/10
- Thursday and Friday, 4/11 & 4/12: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Taught by Irving police officers who were specially trained and certified to teach this system
"Each participant must provide a $20 donation for kids’ programs, sign three waivers, and attend all four sessions."
$0 (besides the $20 donation to a kids' program mention above).
FUTURE REFRESHER COURSES
After completing this 4-day class, you will be allowed for come back and practice or take refresher courses for free with one condition: YOU MUST COMPLETE ALL 4 DAYS OF THE FIRST TRAINING CLASS.
Please visit: http://irvingpal.org/COMMUNITY_TRAINING.html to print your waivers and bring them with you on the 1st day of class.
You DO NOT have to hand deliver or mail your waivers before hand. Simply bring them to class on the first day along with your payment.
A sample video, additional information and point of contact may also be found at this website.
from April Contoper, a finding-member who attended the class on August 13, 2012:
"I just completed it today, and it far exceeded my expectations. There really aren't words to describe the impression it left on me. I can only say I think EVERY woman should attend. It could save your life one day & you'll leave feeling empowered & prepared. This is very hands on, but you don't have to do anything you're not comfortable with. On the last day, you'll play out realistic scenarios. You'll put all those skills you just learned to work."
You can register and attend this class on your own. I am posting this class for your benefit only but won't be attending since I have already taken this wonderful class last year.