RAD Women's Self Defense

R.A.D. - Basic Physical Self-Defense for Women

Niles City Police Department is offering a Basic Physical Self-Defense class for women. R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense) Systems of Self Defense is dedicated to teaching women defensive concepts and techniques against various types of assault by utilizing easy, effective and proven self-defense/martial arts tactics. This system of realistic defense will provide a woman with the knowledge to make an educated decision about resistance. We operate on the premise that a spontaneous violent attack will stimulate a natural desire to resist on the part of the victim (supported by research). We educate women about "The Fight or Flight Syndrome" while showing them that enhancing their option of physical defense is not only prudent, but a necessity if natural resistance is to be effective. Safety and survival in today's world require a definite course of action and escape. We provide effective options by teaching women to take an active role in their own self-defense and psychological well-being.


This course is intended for females ages 16-18 years old. 

The course will take place in Niles. 

Students are expected to be in attendance all 5 days (dates listed below). A certificate of achievement will be awarded to those who successfully meet the course requirements. 

All females ages 16-18 years are invited to contact Officer Holly Higgs at:
Higgsh@michigan.gov for instructions on how to Register. 

Parental Consent forms will be included in the registration packet. 

Don’t wait - class size is limited to 20 students and registration is open now! 

June 20-24th 
Monday through Friday 
0900-Noon each day 

All questions should be referred to Ofc. Holly Higgs at the email above. 

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