Northeast State at Elizabethton hosts RAD self-defense course

A free course designed to give women the basic tools of self-defense and confidence to use them begins this month at the Northeast State at Elizabethton site.

Women can learn the art of self-defense and survival through the Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D) course offered at the Elizabethton site, Room E-100 on Feb. 15, 22, and 29 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The R.A.D. System is a comprehensive, women-only course 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, 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.  More than 250,000 women have attended a R.A.D. Basic Physical Defense course.  Northeast State at Elizabethton is located at 386 Highway 91 across from the Elizabethton Municipal Airport.

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