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Sevierville Offers R.A.D Keychain Defense Class for Women

Sevierville Offers R.A.D Keychain Defense Class for Women

A class focused on Kubaton keychain defense options will be offered for women that have completed the basic Rape Aggression Defense class.

The Sevierville Police Department has scheduled a 4-hour R.A.D. Keychain Defense class for women 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016 at the Sevierville Civic Center in the City of Sevierville Municipal Complex. The purpose of the class is to develop and enhance self-defense options for women using a keychain with a small device commonly called a Kubaton.

This R.A.D. Keychain Defense class builds upon the basic 8-hour R.A.D. class that teaches realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women. The R.A.D. system is a comprehensive, women-only course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. It is not a martial arts program.

SPD Lt. David Finchum and Sgt. Rebecca Cowan, both nationally certified R.A.D. instructors, will teach this class. Each participant will receive a workbook/reference manual, which outlines the entire program for future reference and continuous personal growth. Participants are required to bring an empty plastic 2-gallon water jug. Practice Kubatons will be provided.

The class is free of charge, but registration is limited to the first 12 women that register in advance. To be eligible for this Keychain Defense class participants must have already attended the full series of the standard R.A.D. class.

To register or receive additional information, please call 865-868-1834 or email [email protected]

About Candice Fitzgibbons

I am a Sevier County resident and active in my local community. I've spent more than 20 years as a graphic designer and copywriter, creating marketing materials to help small to medium sized businesses and non-profit organizations achieve their goals. I have a passion for equality, the environment and animal rights.