MURFREESBORO, TENN. (WSMV) - Middle Tennessee State University Police Department is offering a free 4-week course to females for self-defense.
Jason Hurley, MTSU police training sergeant, is one of three campus officers and one campus dispatcher certified to instruct the Rape Aggression Defense Systems, RAD, course.
“I feel a personal responsibility to provide the knowledge and experience that I have to help survivors overcome their fear, depression and anxiety,” Hurley said. “When I see those faces turn to happiness, joy, confidence and empowerment and see their self-respect regained, nothing is more rewarding to me.”
The RAD course will teach realistic self-defense tactics and techniques to women, providing both risk awareness, reduction, recognition and avoidance education along with hands-on, physical defense instruction and practice.
The four week course will begin September 7th and run through September 30th and will be held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
This course is free of charge and is available to female MTSU students, faculty, staff and community members age 13 and older.