The Dalton Police Department will soon be offering a Women's Self Defense Class. The course, which follows the R.A.D. system, emphasizes physical tactics that a woman can use to disable an attacker long enough to escape. It is not a martial arts course designed to teach fighting, only self defense.
The course, which is taught over a period of two weeks in four three-hour sessions, also features classroom instruction. During the classroom sessions, participants are taught about the laws in Georgia that govern self-defense, and also different strategies women can use to increase awareness, prevention, risk reduction, and risk avoidance. The course is designed for women of all ages, beginning with teenagers and up.
The course is taught by Officer Brian Pack, who was certified as an instructor for the program after completing training last year. Once a student completes the Women's Self Defense class, she can return to any R.A.D. class across the country for free to refresh their skills or practice.
The course will be offered both at the Dalton Police Department later this year, and also at Dalton State College through the Center for Continuing Education. The first session at the college isscheduled for April 21st, 23rd, 28th, and 30th from 6-9 pm. For more information, you can contact the Center for Continuing Education at 706-272-4454.
The dates for the classes at the Dalton Police Department have not yet been finalized. We'll be posting bulletins on the Dalton Police Blog about upcoming Women's Self Defense classes as soon as they are scheduled, so check back often.
Click "Play" in the window below to watch a video on the DPD's new Women's Self Defense Course.