The Coral Springs Police Department offers the Rape Aggression Defense program for women ages 13 and older.
The RAD system relies on repetition, practice and muscle memory to help women survive during a struggle. Participants have a chance to practice what they learn during live scenarios. The course is physically involved, but no prior self-defense experience is required.
RAD is taught in four-week sessions from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Public Safety Building, located at 2801 Coral Springs Drive. Upcoming course dates are May 29, June 5, 12, and graduation on the 19th.
Starting this year, there is a $25 fee per person. The payment will be returned after completing all four classes. If participants fail to complete the course, the payment will be withheld. Checks must be made payable to the City of Coral Springs and must be received during registration prior to the first class. Participants must register in advance by calling 954-346-1227.