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Northeast State offers self-defense course for women

staff report • Feb 14, 2013 at 7:45 AM

A free course designed to give women the basic tools of self-defense and the confidence to use them begins this month at Northeast State Community College.

Women can learn the art of self-defense and survival through the Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D) course. The course will meeet from 5 to 9 p.m., Feb. 20, 27, and March 6 in the courtyard of the Student Activities Building at the college’s main campus, 2425 Highway 75, Blountville.

The R.A.D. System is a comprehensive, women-only course that teaches awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. The course includes lecture, discussion and self-defense techniques, suitable for women of all ages and abilities.

The R.A.D. program was developed through the contributions of instructors across the United States and Canada. More than 250,000 women have attended a R.A.D. Basic Physical Defense course.

The course is free to girls and women 13 and older. Registration is required. To register or learn more, call (423) 279-3694 or e-mail ffcanedo@NortheastState.edu.

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