The Ankeny Police Department offers a four-day self-defense training program designed specifically for women called Rape Aggression Defense Systems or (RAD) for short. This 12-hour course is taught in four three-hour evening sessions from 6 - 9 p.m. at the Ankeny Police Department, located at 411 SW Ordnance Road
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Rape Aggression Defense Systems (RAD) is the largest self-defense network in the country. The RAD system teaches awareness, prevention, risk reduction, and basic physical defense techniques. The course culminates in a "realistic simulation" which gives the students the opportunity to test their abilities on a real person during a simulated attack. RAD is taught by certified instructors from the Ankeny Police Department. There is a $35 fee for the course that includes a training manual and a lifetime return practice policy. This is the perfect course for women interested in learning how to protect themselves. Mothers and daughters are encouraged to attend together. Minimum age to participate is 14 years old. Written permission from a parent or guardian to participate is required for anyone under the age of 18 years old.
Payment is required at the time of registration. Class size is limited to 16 participants. Due to limited space, no refunds will be issued.
"To develop and enhance the options of self-defense, so they may become viable consideration to the woman who is attacked."
- Lawrence Nadeau, founder of the RAD System