Free self-defense classes offered to women students

Certified instructors from University Police will be offering a course to female students that teaches realistic, usable defense tactics.

The free course, taught in the White Building on the University Park campus of Penn State by certified instructors, will consist of lectures and extensive hands-on training.

The course is offered in four sessions from 6 to 9 p.m. on Dec. 3, 5, 10 and 12, and will give a basic introduction to self-defense techniques. The sessions are open to all women currently enrolled at the University, and participants are encouraged to attend all four sessions.

The course is part of the larger Rape Aggression Defense [RAD] Systems network that trains instructors to teach courses at different colleges, universities and municipal law enforcement agencies nationally and internationally.

As part of the program’s free lifetime practice policy, participants will be able to return to RAD classes at any location in the future. The December course is funded by the Giardini Endowment for the Empowerment of Women Students.

Women students interested in participating in the sessions can sign up from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, in 204 Boucke Building. For more information, call 814-863-2027.

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Last Updated November 12, 2013