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The City of Grand Prairie hosts Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) training – a basic self-defense class that teaches women skills for defending themselves if ever attacked.

Online registration is now closed for the February 2015 class. The next class will be scheduled for the fall.

RAD Training for Women flier and registration formWhen: 6-9 p.m., Feb. 9-12, 2015

Where: Charles V. England Training Complex, 310 College St., Grand Prairie, TX 75050

Cost: The program is offered free to Grand Prairie residents. However, donations are welcome and appreciated.

Register: Registration full.

Participants younger than age 18 must have permission from parent(s) to attend. Download RADS parental consent form (page 3).

Donation Options:

  • $10 donation to Brighter Tomorrows, or
  • $20 donation (for T-shirt and $10 to Brighter Tomorrows)
    To donate, please bring cash or check to the first day of class. (Make check payable to "Grand Prairie Police Department.")
    Brighter Tomorrows is a local agency that empowers victims of domestic violence and sexual violence by providing safe shelter and support services.

Class Information:

  • Females only, 13 and older
  • Mother and daughter attendance recommended
  • Class open to the first 25 people who register
  • 12-hour class broken into 4 nights
  • Class includes lecture, discussion and physical techniques
  • Anyone under age 18 will need parent permission

Currently the R.A.D. Systems of Self Defense offered by Grand Prairie Police Department is for women only. These offerings provide a truly holistic approach to self-defense education, supporting the necessity of continuous learning in order to provide realistic options for each population as they go through life. Each of these programs includes educational components comprised of lecture, discussion, physical resistive strategies – all of which are facilitated by certified R.A.D. instructors.

Please email Officer Joanna Briggs with any questions.

Last updated: 2/19/2015 7:40:35 AM