Get R.A.D. this fall

A class designed to give women the basic tools of self-defense and confidence to use them begins this month at Northeast State’s main campus in Blountville, 2425 Highway 75, adjacent to Tri-Cities Regional Airport.

Learn the art of self-defense via the R.A.D course at the main campus.

Women can learn the art of self-defense and survival through the Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D) course taught three successive Thursdays, Sept. 27, Oct. 4 & 11 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.  The class meets in the Upper Courtyard of the Student Activities building.

The R.A.D. System is a comprehensive, women-only class that teaches awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training.  The course includes lecture, discussion and self-defense techniques, and is suitable for women of all ages and abilities. The R.A.D. program was developed through the contributions of instructors across the United States and Canada.

The course is free to women ages 13 years and older.  Registration is required.  To register or learn more, contact course instructor Francis Canedo at 423.279.3694 or

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