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December 30, 2012

DPD to host women’s self-defense class

The Dalton Police Department will host another session of the popular RAD Systems Women’s Self-Defense Class in January. Previous sessions of the class, which is taught by Dalton Police Training Officer Brian Pack, have been well-received by the women who have participated.  

The course will take place over four nights in January (Jan. 15, 17, 29 and 31) from 6 to 9.  The Jan. 15 class will meet at the Dalton Police Services Center, and the others will be held at the Mack Gaston Community Center on Fredrick Street. The course is being offered free of charge. The class is limited to 20, and the course is designed for women ages 13 and up. However, women younger than age 18 may participate, but must have a parent or guardian sign a waiver to enroll.

The program is for women only — wives, mothers, daughters, sisters, girlfriends — and all who successfully complete the course will have a lifetime return policy allowing them to participate in any RAD Systems program to refresh their skills at any time. The 12-hour course educates women on safety strategies to minimize their chances of becoming a victim, and physical tactics aimed at disabling an attacker long enough to escape. Pack, certified in the RAD Systems of self-defense, will wear a padded “Red Man” suit for some of the exercises which allows the women to practice defensive maneuvers they have learned in the class without the fear of injuring the instructor.

“Our ultimate goal is to promote safety and build confidence,” said Pack. “Our hope is that no one will ever have to use the skills they’ll learn in this class, but we want them to feel safe wherever they go. We’re not teaching people how to fight, but to have some skills they can use to create enough of a diversion to create distance and get away if they ever find themselves in a dangerous situation.”

An application for the class is available online at the Dalton Police blog (daltonpdblog.org).  The link can be found on the left-hand side of the screen at the bottom of the “Links” section under “Women’s Self-Defense Class Application.” Please apply for the class only if you can attend all sessions.

Women interested in the class may also email Pack at bpack@cityofdalton-ga.gov for more information.

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