North Myrtle Beach to offer free self-defense class for women

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Next week on both Tuesday, January 17th and Thursday, January 19th from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. North Myrtle Beach will be holding a Rape Aggression Defense Systems (RAD) class for women. 

The women only self-defense class will be held at the North Myrtle Beach Public Safety building located at 1015 2nd Avenue South in North Myrtle Beach. The class is free, suitable for women of all ages, and will be limited to 15 participants.  

Class Instructors are North Myrtle Beach Crime Prevention/D.A.R.E. Officer Julie Smith and North Myrtle Beach Communications Technician/Jailer Mike Frye. 

For more information, please contact Officer Julie Smith at (843) 281-3706

What is the RAD system?

  • RAD is a self-defense system that is easy to learn, easy to retain and relatively easy to employ during confrontational situation. The class provides information about the basic principles of confrontation, instills dependency on one’s self, helps participants to understand their responsibility for making their own decisions, and finishes with self-realization of one’s own physical power. In summary, not only does the training provide resistance strategies and techniques for use in confrontational situations, it also empowers participants to be more confident and secure in themselves.