The Coral Springs’ Police Department offers two self-defense programs for women over the age of 13. RAD, Rape Aggression Defense, is a nationally recognized program designed to teach realistic self-defense and techniques to women. The classes build educational and physical skills, which can be used in the practice of self-defense, through emphasis on simple strikes, kicks, blocks, and defensive posture. The instructional objective of RAD is to develop and enhance the options of self-defense, so they may become viable considerations of the woman who is attacked. This 12-hour comprehensive program seeks to empower women to be able to reduce their likelihood of becoming a victim, while teaching them the skills to survive should they be caught in such a situation. RAD classes are free and are offered at the Northwest Regional Library. Upcoming classes will be held for four consecutive Tuesdays from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. starting February 6, April 3, June 5, and August 7. To register, please call 954-346-1227.