University police offering rape defense course for women

Tarleton RAD Class

Tarleton State University

Wednesday, January 23, 2012

STEPHENVILLE, Texas—The Tarleton State University Police Department will offer a Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) women’s self defense course on campus, beginning Feb. 25. The 12-hour course includes four sessions and is open to female students, faculty, staff and the general public.

The course will be held Feb. 25 and 26, and March 4 and 5, from 6-9 p.m.

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 Kristie 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 spring semester RAD course, contact 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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