University police offering rape defense course for women

Tarleton RAD Course

Tarleton State University

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

STEPHENVILLE, Texas—The Tarleton State University Police Department is offering a Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) women’s self defense course on campus, beginning Sept. 11. The 12-hour course, geared for women only, includes four sessions and is open to students, faculty, staff and the general public.

RAD is a four-day course and attendance on all four days is required for successful completion. The course will be held Sept. 11, 12, 18 and 19, from 6-9 p.m. on the university campus.

Instructors for the RAD course are Detective Kristie Bint, Officer Cody Beam and Officer Steve Miller. There is no charge for the RAD program, however, classes are limited in size and interested participants are encouraged to register early.

RAD instructors will focus on education and awareness, prevention, risk reduction, and the avoidance of assault and rape. The RAD system is dedicated to teaching defensive concepts and techniques against various types of assault by utilizing easy, effective and proven self-defense/martial arts tactics.

“Our goal is to provide women with knowledge and skills to make educated decisions about their personal safety, because safety and survival in today’s world requires a definite course of action,” said Detective Bint. “We provide effective options by teaching women to take an active role in their own self-defense and psychological well being.”

The upcoming RAD course is free of charge and the minimum age for participants is 13.

To register for the fall semester RAD course, contact Detective Bint at (254) 968-9565 or email Additional information is available online at:


Tarleton State University
A member of The Texas A&M University System

Contact: Kurt Mogonye

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