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Free Women’s Self-Defense Classes

April 20 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm PDT

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Open to the public!

The Palomar College Police Department offers a nationally recognized self-defense program called the Rape Aggression Defense System (RAD). No martial arts experience is needed. RAD is a training course designed to maximize the physical defensive abilities of women. Unlike other self-defense programs, RAD teaches basic, practical techniques that require no special fitness level or equipment. The goal of the program is to enhance the options for self-defense, so these options become viable for a woman who is attacked. Included in the RAD classes are a component of Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness.

Please check your schedule and plan to attend all three Saturday sessions. You will be given a free manual on the last day of class. We will be teaching the Basic, Advanced, Keychain and self-defense against Weapons R.A.D. classes.

Saturday, April 20, 27 & Saturday, May 4, 2024
Instructors: Officer Monika Forest & Elaine Armstrong
All 3 sessions meet from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Classes held at the San Marcos Palomar College Police Department Building (PD)


Palomar College, Lot 12
1140 West Mission Road
San Marcos, CA 92069

FREE Parking in Student Parking Lot 12 for RAD participants. Click the image below for additional map detail.

A closeup on the map area of the Palomar Police Department and Lot 12

These free classes are open to the public. Ages 14 and up. For women only.

Please wear comfortable/loose fitting clothing (work-out clothes) and athletic shoes to class. (No open toed footwear.) If you choose to work-out, please DO NOT wear any jewelry.  And as a courtesy to other students, please do not wear perfumes or strong scented lotions.

Optional: You are welcome to bring weightlifting gloves to protect your knuckles and hands while striking the punching bags. Bring a water bottle and snacks for break time.

Registration: The number of participants in these classes is limited and registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Please sign-up early to ensure a place in the class. Officer Monika Forest will accept walk-ins if space is available. Please email Officer Monika Forest to register for these RAD classes at mforest@palomar.edu
Or call (760) 744-1150 x2289 (Palomar College Police Department Office)


April 20
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Palomar College Police Department
(760) 744-1150 x2289
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San Marcos Palomar College Police Department Building (PD)
1140 West Mission Road
San Marcos, 92069 United States
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(760) 744-1150 x2289
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