Eastern Michigan University Police Department to host women’s self-defense course

Registration now open to women for Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Course, scholarships available to waive $25 registration fee

YPSILANTI – The Eastern Michigan University Police Department is now accepting registrations for its five-week women’s self-defense course, Rape Aggression Defense (RAD). The course will be held every Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. from Sept. 11 through Oct. 9 at 330 McKenny Hall, located at 878 W Cross St in Ypsilanti.

This basic defense course for women uses realistic, self-defense tactics and techniques specifically designed for women who are willing to consider defense as a viable option in situations where their life is in jeopardy. Upon completion of the course participants will be certified in RAD Systems, and will qualify for a lifetime return to practice at no additional cost. The course is $25 to register. Scholarships are available. Register online for the course today

“Our goal in teaching RAD self-defense is to give women the confidence to know they can effectively defend themselves, and the skills to do so,” said Cathy Wilman, EMU Police Department community relations officer. “Self-defense is not only about teaching women effective hands on techniques, but also helping them identify potential risks and how they can avoid them. Women deserve to have access to the necessary training to defend themselves, that's why we provide self-defense classes not only to our students, but to the community as a whole.”

The course is offered to those 16 and older, however those interested that are younger than 18 years of age at the start of the first class can contact EMU Police Department Community Relations officer, Cathy Wilman, at cgeyer@emich.edu

For more information, visit www.emich.edu/police, or contact Officer Wilman at cgeyer@emich.edu, or call 734-487-0987.

About Eastern Michigan University

Founded in 1849, Eastern is the second oldest public university in Michigan. It currently serves more than 18,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 300 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University's Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Engineering and Technology; Health and Human Services; and, its graduate school. EMU is regularly recognized by national publications for its excellence, diversity, and commitment to applied education. For more information about Eastern Michigan University, visit the University's website.

August 12, 2019

Written by:
Morgan Mark

Morgan Mark