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Saturday, 16 February 2013 00:00

Melrose Police to offer self-defense program for women

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From the Melrose Free Press

Melrose, Mass. —  The Melrose Police Department is pleased to announce the receipt of a $5,000 donation, which will be used for the R.A.D. program for high school students during this coming summer.

This is an opportunity for the Melrose Police Department to provide a comprehensive self-defense course that promotes awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, while progressing onto the basics of self-defense.

 

R.A.D. is not a martial arts program but a Rape Aggression Defense system that is dedicated to teaching women defensive concepts and techniques against various types of assaults by utilizing easy, effective and proven self-defense tactics.

Get the full details at Wickedlocal.com

Wednesday, 06 February 2013 00:00

Lady Cab Drivers Take Self-Defense To Prepare For Work

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By Laura Beck on Jezebel.com

Cabs for women aren't a new thing in the world, and they're not a new thing in India, either. However, Delhi's Cabs for Women by Women is notable because after the violent gang rape and heartbreaking death of the young student in the Indian capital, their business spiked by 40 percent. Consequently, the small team of eight drivers — all committed to supporting the city's women, and keeping them safe — is looking to hopefully hire more drivers soon.

Read Laura's entire article: Lady Cab Drivers Take Self-Defense to Prepare for Work

Tuesday, 11 December 2012 00:00

The holidays can be a perilous time for women

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From the Orlando Sentinal:

Sgt. Jamie Loomis is an imposing figure with or without her Winter Park police uniform.

When she yells, she means it. When she feels threatened, she assumes a defensive position. When her life is on the line, she fights with every fiber of her strength because Loomis vowed not to be a victim.

Empowering other women to adopt similar attitudes and reduce their risk of being targeted by violent criminals is what Loomis specializes in as a self-defense instructor for the police department.

 "As women, we are not prepared to protect ourselves," Loomis said. "I teach women to embrace their 'Spidey' sense and use it, not ignore it."

Whether at home or on the street, the holidays can be a potentially perilous time for women lacking the basic physical and psychological skills to ward off danger.

Click here to read full article.