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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 5:30pm - 8:30pm on the following dates:

Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Please plan on attending all four sessions. (30 class maximum)

Dates for future classes will be released when 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.

“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.