Self-defense for women course starts April 22; pre-registration required


Self-defense for women course starts April 22; pre-registration required

FRANKLIN POLICE DEPARTMENT

The Franklin Police Department is offering another session of their four-day self-defense program for women.

The 12-hour Rape Agression Defense program is designed for the average woman with no previous experience or background in physical skills training. Mothers and daughters are encouraged by the department to attend this free training together.

“Helping to provide this training is something that I always look forward to,” said RAD Instructor, Sergeant Amy Butler. “Participants walk away from this experience with a renewed feeling of confidence that they can avoid or overcome an attacker, we just show them how.”

According to statistics, 78 women are forcibly raped every hour in the United States. Just as startling: One out of four college students reported being sexually assaulted sometime during their four years of school.

The free self-defense training is available to women who live or work in Williamson County. The training incorporates awareness building, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, as well as hands-on self-defense training by experienced police officers.

Registration is required for this four-day series.

Classes are April 22, 24, 29 and May 1. All classes meet from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. at Franklin Police Headquarters, 900 Columbia Avenue.

For more information or to register, email Sergeant Amy Butler.

Download the RAD registration form here.

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