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Self defense classes open to the public

RAD for Women

Defensive tactics every woman needs to know are taught at the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department.

Det. Norma Alber instructs students both in classroom and gymnasium settings. The 12-hour course is broken into four nights of classes, and taught in the training room of the new law enforcement center, 26861 C.R. 26 (building is closest to the entrance).

The next class offered will be 6:00pm - 9:00pm on the following dates:

*The October Class has been CANCELLED. You are invited to attend the class in November at Harrison College. See below for more information.

This will be the last class offered at the Sheriff's Department in 2015. Dates for 2016 will be announced as soon as they become available.

Women interested in attending these free courses should call (574)891-2341 or send an email. Private clubs, businesses and community groups may arrange training to fit specific schedules by using the same contact information.

Harrison College, located at 881 Parkway Ave, Elkhart, IN, will be hosting a RAD self-defense course in November. The classes will be 6:00pm - 9:00pm on the following dates:

Harrison College Class:
Monday, November 9, 2015
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Monday, November 16, 2015
Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Anyone interested in the Harrison College course should call 574-522-0397 to register. All four classes are mandatory to complete the course.

“Whatever your age or skill level, we’ll teach you something to prepare yourself physically and psychologically,” said Det. Alber, a certified trainer in the nationally respected Rape Aggression Defense program. “People need this class if they can’t answer whether they are prepared to defend themselves from an attacker.”

Additional information about the program and the trainers is available in our brochure.