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

RAD Training for Women (flier and registration form)When: 6:15-9:15 p.m., February 17-20, 2014

Where: Charles V. England Training Complex, 310 College St.

Registration: All slots have been filled for the Feb. 17-20 class. Information on future classes will be posted here.

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

Donation Options:

  • $10 donation to Brighter Tomorrows, or
  • $20 donation (for T-shirt and $10 to Brighter Tomorrows)
    (Brighter Tomorrows is a local agency that empowers victims of domestic violence and sexual violence by providing safe shelter and support services.)

Mail donation checks payable to: Grand Prairie Police Department
Attn: Officer Joanna Briggs
Training and Personnel
1525 Arkansas Lane
Grand Prairie, TX 75052

Class Information:

  • Females only, 13 and older
  • 12-hour class broken into 4 nights
  • Consists of lecture, discussion and physical techniques
  • Anyone under the age of 18 will need parent permission (Download: Parental Consent Form)
  • Mother and daughter attendance is recommended

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 jbriggs@gptx.org with any questions.

Last updated: 1/13/2014 7:57:01 AM