Claremore Daily Progress

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June 9, 2007

RAD offers practical self-defense

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After the exercise, Blair said the class reviews the video tape of the drill, with participants often surprised at their own reactions.

“When we see the tapes, the participants see how much they picked up in the class,” she said. “Protecting themselves becomes something that they don’t think about so much as it becomes instinctual and that’s what can save their lives.

“Within the course, we talk about the ‘triangle of victimization’ where you have the victim, the suspect, and the opportunity,” she said. “If you’re able to take away any one of those things from the triangle, an attack can be prevented — that’s what the class is all about.”

The Claremore Police’s next RAD system program will be 6-9 p.m. Thursday, June 21, Friday, June 22, Monday, June 25, and Tuesday, June 26 at the Claremore Community Center.

Cost to participate is $10, which includes a comprehensive reference manual.

For more information about the RAD program or to participate, contact Claremore Police Officers Robin Blair, Danny Dobbins, or Michael Shaver at 341-1212.

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