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April 2, 2014
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Self-defense class for girls and women

RAD Nevada County is offering a 12-hour, women’s self-defense course from 6 to 9 p.m. on April 30 and continuing on May 2, 7 and 9. The course — geared for girls and women ages 12 and up — will focus on risk awareness and risk reduction strategies.

The month of April is dedicated to increasing awareness regarding sexual assault. FBI projections suggest that 1 in 3 women can expect to be assaulted in their lifetime.

RAD Nevada County is part of R.A.D. Systems, a national women’s self-defense organization, which stands for Rape Aggression Defense. It strategies teaches women how to defend themselves against the violent aggression of rape and sexual assault.

All local trainers are nationally R.A.D. Certified Trainers and volunteer their time and skills to reduce violence in Nevada County. There is a $25 fee for 12 hour, basic self-defense class with scholarships available upon request.

To learn more about RAD Nevada County and register for a class, visit or call 530-277-4338.

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The Union Updated Apr 2, 2014 11:22PM Published Apr 2, 2014 11:22PM Copyright 2014 The Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.