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Empowering women at City College

Klarissa Sanchez

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The Rape Aggression Defense is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques. The R.A.D. Systems is a comprehensive, women-only course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands on defense training.

A 12-hour self-defense program was held on April 20th and April 27th for all female faculty, staff, and students. Two 6-hour sessions were held at the Harry West Gym.

The courses are taught by nationally certified R.A.D. instructors. MIT Police DeAnn Griffin shows the importance of being aware of surroundings.

Some techniques that are shown within this program are elbow strikes, knee strikes and hammer fist,” said Griffin.

R.A.D. Systems balances the needs of women to acquire self defense education in a relatively short period of time.

She explains that the program is beneficial to woman who participated. “This program benefits the woman of City College by giving them empowerment and self-confidence,” said Griffin.

R.A.D. Instructors share life saving information with confidence, knowing that their lessons will be continuously reinforced for a lifetime.

For more information on the R.A.D. program, visit http://www.rad-systems.com/.

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