The La Porte Police Department would like to
announce to area residents, beginning January 28th, 2019, the agency will offer
another Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) training courses at its facility, located
at 3001 North 23rd.
For those unfamiliar with the RAD System, it is, in essence, a program of
realistic, self-defense tactics and techniques. RAD is a comprehensive course
that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction, and avoidance while progressing toward the basics of actual hands-on defense training.
It is important, however, that participants understand that RAD is not a
martial arts program. The class, taught by LPPD’s certified RAD Instructors,
begins with a classroom-based orientation where workbooks and reference manuals
lay the course foundation. During this initial phase, the entire physical
defense program is outlined for both personal reference and continuous
individual growth. Later, the physical techniques are discussed, and eventually
encompass a series of comprehensive hands-on exercises.
Four, 3-hour, days of RAD coursework are
scheduled for two weeks in a row, on January 28th, 30th, & February 4th and
6th. All classes run from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., with each daily class building on
the former. The course days are intentionally spread out, as the program is
both physically and mentally intensive. Nevertheless, LPPD’s RAD instructors
are committed to making the course dates fun and enjoyable, as well as
The RAD training is open solely to women ages 13
and up; younger ladies under the age of 18 must attend class with their mother
or female legal guardian. A growing and wide-spread