12-hour basic physical defense class:
Session 1 (four hours)
Utilizing the R.A.D. student manual, students will be involved in a discussion of topics including risk reduction strategies, date rape, the continuum of survival, defense strategies and the basic principles of defense. Students will also discuss how to develop a defensive mindset, pros and cons of defensive weaponry, understanding defensive and offensive postures, recognizing vulnerable locations and utilizing personal weapons.
Session 2 (four hours)
Participants will begin the process of hands-on training. The techniques utilized are based on simple gross motor skills and are developed to the point that they become instinctual through repetition. Students will have the opportunity to use these techniques in dynamic impact training by striking padded equipment held by instructors.
Session 3 (four hours)
Students will participate in simulated assault scenarios with the R.A.D. instructors, who, along with participants, wear state-of-the-art protective gear specifically designed for this training. Women have the opportunity to utilize their skills in a safe training environment.